Region 2: Northeastern California

Serving Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity Counties

Welcome to CREEC Region 2!

Look to this page for local environmental education news, funding, and upcoming events. A Directory of local resources and programs is available under the tab “Community Resources.” Check out Events for a calendar of upcoming workshops, training and more in our local area.

Environmental Literacy Opportunities

Project WET
Project WET’s mission is to reach children, parents, teachers and community members of the world with water education that promotes awareness of water and empowers community action to solve complex water issues. Project WET has teacher trainings (with the closest typically in Sacramento) as well as online games and resources.

California Department of Water Resources
The California Department of Water Resources offers a multitude of free high-quality water education products. At a glance on the first page you will find over 20 different materials. Fill out your name and address and the quantity you want sent to you. Highlights include: Discovering Drought (16 colorful pages of activities, grades 4-8), Water Conservation Pledge (and stickers) for grades K-4, All About Water (teachers guide, AIMS-style), even flannel-board stories for the retro-lover!

Upcoming Events

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Nathan Fairchild
Region Coordinator

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Region 2 Highlights

The Whole Earth and Watershed Festival

April 22, 2017; 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Redding City Hall, 777 Cypress Ave. Redding, CA
Annual community-wide celebration of Earth Day includes activities for all ages and information about healthy and sustainable living, renewable energy/energy saving options and products, natural resource conservation, re-purposing, local artists, community advocates, innovators and Fair Trade products. Includes live music on two stages, activities, farmers market, more than 125 exhibitors and demonstrators, the Whole Earth Hustle 5k community fun run/walk and RABA shuttle services.

School Garden Teacher Training

June 19-23, 2017 or June 26 – 30, 2017
Location: Occidental Arts & Ecology Center, 15290 Coleman Valley Rd., Occidental, CA 95465 (Sonoma County)
If you are interested in starting or improving a school garden program, this is one of the best available trainings you can attend. OAEC’s School Garden Teacher Training supports your school in creating and sustaining garden-based ecological literacy programs and helps you build a strong cohort of colleagues. Our residential training is for individuals or teams of teachers, garden educators, administrators and core parent volunteers.

Sacramento River Floodplain Ecology Institute

Applied Science for Secondary (6-12) Educators!
June 27, 2017 – 8:00am – June 29, 2017 – 4:00pm
Location: Yolo County Office of Education, Woodland
Join us for this FREE professional development externship in applied science, research, STEM careers and environmental science curriculum. The institute will include field trips to regional floodplains to learn about ecology, watershed management and current habitat remediation projects in the Sacramento River watershed.

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