Region 1

Serving Humboldt, Del Norte, Lake, Mendocino, and Sonoma Counties

Welcome to CREEC Region 1, the North Coast!

Look to this page for environmental education news from across the North Coast. 

Local Funding Opportunities

Guy Kuttner Nature Education Fund
In memory of a beloved Arcata teacher, this fund covers the transportation expense of bringing students to outdoor experiences. Contact the Humboldt Area Foundation to apply.

Community Foundation of Sonoma County Environment Grant
Grants of up to $7,500 for increasing access to high quality environmental education for underserved audiences in Sonoma County. Learn more.

Upcoming Events

To view more events in this region and all regions click here.

Allison Poklemba
Primary Contact for Region 1
(707) 826-4479 Ext. 3
Laura Powell
Contact for Sonoma County
Southern Office

Region 1 Highlights

Free STEAM Mini-Conference

Project HISI will host a free mini-conference at HSU on April 29th from 8:30-12:00 focused on the project-based curriculum teachers developed during their three years of collaborative efforts. Each curriculum unit has a integrated focus on Science-Technology-Engineering-Math (STEM) and are fully developed for implementation in 5th-12th grade classrooms across northwest California. Each unit identifies mathematical and scientific concepts critical for understanding problems situated in Domestic Energy, Natural Resource Conservation, Ecosystem Analysis, and other areas of local concern. Register today!

New STEAM Curriculum on Creative Reuse

The Humboldt County Office of Education and SCRAP Humboldt have teamed up to develop a new curriculum that views STEAM through the lens of creative reuse. In these units, students learn about waste reduction while engaging in the design process to solve problems through creative reuse. This K-6th grade curriculum is part of the California County Superintendents Arts Initiative and is available for free on their Creativity at the Core website.

Teaching For Sustainable Communities

Are you curious about how to teach social, ecological and economic sustainability through a standards-aligned action project? Join the CA International Studies Project at SSU July 24-27th for Teaching for Sustainable Communities: Summer Institute for Educators. Cost: Free, with Stipend and CEUs. July 28th participate in the optional Leadership Practicum with the California Teacher’s Summit and World Savvy. Cost: Free, with Stipend. Learn to use action-oriented pedagogies to design lesson plans and an action project that prepares your students to see themselves as active global citizens. Apply by April 30. Contact with questions.