Region 4: Bay Area

Serving Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Solano Counties

Welcome to CREEC Region 4!

Look to this page for local news, opportunities, funding, and upcoming events. A directory of local resources is available under the tab “Community Resources.” Check out the Events for a calendar of local upcoming workshops, training, and more.

Local Funding Opportunities

Ocean Guardian Schools
Become an Ocean Guardian School and receive a grant of $1,000-$4,000 to support hands-on school projects to reduce impacts on watersheds and promote best environmental practices. Applications due by May 1.

Energize Schools
Energize Schools is hosting a state-wide Earth Day Campaign Contest. The high school with the best Earth Day Campaign will win a prize valued at over $1,000. Contest ends on May 1st.

Upcoming Events

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Nate Ivy
Region Coordinator

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Region 4 Highlights

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The Forestry Institute for Teachers (FIT)

The Forestry Institute for Teachers delivers high-quality professional development that provides cross-curriculum (Math, Language Arts, Science, History, etc.) training that emphasizes and models Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards while examining current forestry issues. Free workshops for teachers take place throughout the summer.
June 11-17, Plumas County
June 18-24, Tuolomne County
July 2-8, Shasta County
July 9-15, Humboldt County

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From Sierra Crest to Pacific Coast Teacher Workshop

Receive a FREE copy of the award-winning Project WET guide containing more than 90 engaging and effective activities, and be among the first to be introduced to the California Coastal Commission’s newest guide for teachers, California Coastal Voices, designed to assist secondary teachers in following California’s Next Generation Science and Common Core Standards. Register by May 2, 2017. For additional details and registration information, download the From Sierra Crest to Pacific Coast Teacher Workshop Flyer.

The California History-Social Science Project

Are you looking to tap into your students’ interest in the environment? Are you interested in the new History-Social Framework and its inquiry model? These archived webinars are geared toward the history-social science classroom and will highlight elements of the Framework that are supported by California’s Environmental Principles and Concepts (EP&Cs). Teachers receive inquiry-based lesson materials with grade-appropriate content and literacy support.

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