Region 9b: Northern

Serving Orange County

Welcome to CREEC Region 9b!

Look to this page for local Orange County 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 upcoming workshops, training, and more in Orange County and surrounding areas.

Local Funding Opportunities

Inside the Outdoors 2016-2017 Grants (
Check out the various grants available to fund your students’ Field Trip or Traveling Scientist program with Inside the Outdoors.

Discovery Cube Orange County Free Programs (
A variety of Discovery Cube school programs are offered for free. Check to see if your school qualifies.

Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest ( (formerly ExplorOcean) is pleased to launch recruitment for the 2016-2017 H2O SOS: Help Heal Our Ocean–Student Operated Solutions cohort! Selected teachers will receive materials, field trip waivers, and bus reimbursements as part of the program award. Priority is given to teachers of students in grades 6-12 in Title I Orange County and Los Angeles County. Application:

Upcoming Events

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Region 9b Highlights

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2017 Earth Day in Orange County

Check out the Orange County CREEC Spring 2017 Newsletter for a list of Earth Day events occurring in Orange County. There’s something for everyone!

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NGSS Statewide Rollout #4: Using the CA Science Framework to Implement the NGSS

June 7 – 8, 2017; 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Excelsior High School (Norwalk-La Mirada USD), 15711 Pioneer Blvd., Norwalk 90650
Participate in California’s 4th NGSS-focused professional learning workshop. Brought to you by the California Department of Education, California County Superintendents Educational Services Association/County Office of Education, K12 Alliance @ WestEd, California Science Project, and the California Science Teachers Association. Download the PDF information flyer.

Educator Open House at Chino Hills State Park Discovery Center

Dates: April 29 and April 30, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 4500 Carbon Canyon Rd., Brea, CA 92823
Download the Flyer
Educators attending our open house will receive a free parking pass for the day (show valid ID or paystub).
Experience our program stations first-hand and take home a free Chino Hills State park Lesson Plan for your classroom.
– Meet the Staff
– Experience the program
– Native habitat hike
– Explore the Discovery Center
– Learn about our Nursery
– Give us your feedback and suggestions
– Have a fun day at Chino Hills State Park

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