Region 3: Capital Region

Serving Alpine, Colusa, El Dorado, Placer, Nevada, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba Counties

Welcome to CREEC Region 3!

Look to this page for upcoming workshops, events, field trip opportunities and resources.


Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities


Project WET Educator Workshop
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Folsom, CA. Sponsored by: SMUD  This workshop will be an interdisciplinary experience and exploration of activities designed to engage students in learning about the interrelationships between human water use practices and the dollars and cents of water conservation, while learning concepts and skills at the heart of Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Space is limited.
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A Garden in Every School Symposium
 March 10, 2018, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM March 11,2018, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM ; Location: Luther Burbank High School, 3500 Florin Road, Sacramento CA

Educators will discover new ways to empower future leaders who are deeply rooted in the natural world and equipped to become the innovative, environmental stewards of a more sustainable world. Ignite a commitment to outdoor education. You’ll receive tools, ideas, inquiry-based lessons and make valuable connections to inspire your efforts. Workshops, success stories, best practices, panels, and food. Early Bird $75, after Feb. 28 $95, Discount rate for groups of 3+ Register today! 

Conservation Science Seminar for Teachers     March 24-27,  Grizzly Ranch, Suisun CA 

California Waterfowl Association invites educators to a 4-day, 3-night wildlife conservation education seminar at Grizzly Ranch. Earn certifications, gain knowledge and enjoy spending the night at the Suisun Marsh! $50 includes registration, lodging and food. Register online at or email at



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Upcoming Events

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Region 3 Highlights

Whats Growing On?

Teachers are invited to order quantities of California Foundation for Ag in the Classroom’s free annual publication.  The most recent edition is all about agriculture and the environment. Check it out!

California Arbor Week

Your classroom can get excited for Arbor Week by entering a video or poster contests around the theme “Healthy Trees, Healthy Me!”Entries due Feb 14!

Visit to find tree-related lesson plans and activities and contest details.

CREEC Coordinators Connect Educators to Local Ecosystem


The Sacramento Floodplain Ecology Institute, organized by Region 3 CREEC Coordinators, was featured on Ten Strands blog which features innovative environmental education initiatives. Read more about how educators are learned about the complex challenges of living on a floodplain and how to integrate that into their curriculum. The Floodplain Ecology Institute is supported by a partnership between Department of Water Resources, Water Education Foundation, Center for Land-Based Learning, Cosumnes River Preserve, and the City of West Sacramento.