Region 9

Serving Imperial, San Diego, and Orange Counties

Welcome to CREEC Region 9!

Look to this page for local environmental education news, funding, and upcoming events.

Resources

Upcoming Events

Statewide Event

Forestry Institute for Teachers

The Forestry Institute for Teachers (FIT) is a FREE*, multi-day residence workshop held at 4 northern California locations. The institute is open to all California teachers; 40 hours of Academic Credit available!

Dates of Event
June 10-16, Plumas County, June 17-23, Tuolumne County, July 1-7, Shasta County, July 8 - 14, Humboldt County
Location
Multiple locations to choose from throughout CA.
Resources
For more information, visit the event website.
Statewide Event

The Forestry Challenge for High School Students

The Forestry Challenge is an academic event for high school students in technical forestry and current forestry topics. Student participants spend four days in the forest learning about the ecology and management of the forested landscapes that provide communities with water, recreational opportunities, wood products, and wildlife habitat. Youth benefit by better understanding the relationship of the forested environment to their community, by exposure to natural resource management as a potential career option, and by undertaking a rigorous critical thinking exercise which is timely and addresses current forestry topics such as wildfire, insects, and forest health.

Dates of Event and Location
Shasta - September 26 to 29 - Mountain Meadows Camp east of Redding
Santa Cruz - October 10 to 13 - Redwood Christian Park near Boulder Creek
El Dorado - October 24 to 27 - Leoni Meadows Camp south of Placerville
San Bernardino - November 7 to 10 - Green Valley Lake Christian Camp near Lake Arrowhead
Resources
For more information, visit the Forestry Challenge website.

Local Funding Opportunities

Inside the Outdoors 2017-2018 Grants

Grantor
Inside the Outdoors
Application is open to:
Any public or private school, grades K-12 in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles Counties may apply.
Application window:
Rolling
Resources
For more information, please visit the grant website.

Discovery Cube Orange County Free Programs

Grantor
Discovery Cube
Application is open to:
Any school in Orange County and Los Angeles County
Application window:
Rolling
Resources
For more information, please visit the grant website.

Pacific Marine Mammal Center Pinniped Pollution Project

Grantor
Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Application is open to:
4th and 5th grade classes in Orange County
Application window:
Rolling
Resources
For more information, please visit the grant website.
Crystal Howe

Crystal Howe

REGION CONTACT

Contact for Imperial, San Diego Counties
858-569-5482
creecSD@gmail.com

Helen de la Maza

Helen de la Maza

Regional Contact

Contact for Orange County
714-838-8990
hdelamaza@ocde.us