Region 6: Delta Sierra

Serving Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne Counties

Welcome to CREEC Region 6!

Look to this page for upcoming news. A searchable directory of resources and an online calendar are in development and will be coming soon.

Cal Water H2O Challenge – Everybody wins!

The Cal Water H2O Challenge is a project-based, environmentally-focused competition for classrooms, grades 4-6 and is open to schools in their water district – mainly schools in Stockton Unified.  Prizes range from $3500 to $1000 and everyone wins something.

Contact Conni Bock, for a free classroom presentation to get your class inspired.  More information can be found at

Local Funding Opportunities

San Joaquin County Environmental Field Trip MiniGrants:  Take your class outdoors to a local nature center or natural park such as the Lodi Lake Nature Center, Oak Grove Nature Center, the Mokelumne Fish Hatchery or other area that complements environmental studies that your class has done this year.  Click for the Local Environmental Field Trip MiniGrant Application or contact Conni Bock for more information.

Earth Day Festival Mini-grants of $250 are available to support environmental education classroom activities.  The recipients will be asked to display their projects at the annual Earth Day Festival in April 2018.  Contact Conni Bock,, for more information and for the application.

Resources for Teachers

California Department of Water Resources

The California Department of Water Resources offers a multitude of free high-quality water education products. At a glance on the first page you will find over 20 different materials. Fill out your name and address and the quantity you want sent to you. Highlights include: Discovering Drought (16 colorful pages of activities, grades 4-8), Water Conservation Pledge (and stickers) for grades K-4, All About Water (teachers guide, AIMS-style), even flannel-board stories for the retro-lover!

Upcoming Events

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Conni Bock
Primary Contact for Region 6 San Joaquin County Office of Education PO Box 213030 Stockton, CA 95213-9030 (209) 468-9223

Glen White
Contact for: Amador, Calaveras, and Tuolumne Counties 175 Fairview Lane Sonora, CA 95370 (209) 536-2038

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Region 6 Highlights

Delta Studies Institute

Delta Studies Institute brings together the curricula of EEI, Delta Studies and Project Learning Tree to create meaningful NGSS connected activities for the classroom and interesting content learning for the teacher.  The Institute begins September 16 with a full-day tour of the delta. November 15 is curriculum night, and May 8, 2018 is project sharing.  Enjoy three meals and a stipend of $200 upon completion.  One college unit is available.  Click on the above title for more information and registration.

Stanislaus River Salmon Festival

The 9th Annual Stanislaus River Salmon Festival will be held at the Knights Ferry Recreation Area, 12 miles East of Oakdale off Hwy 120 on Saturday, November 11, from 10 – 3. Click here to download a flyer about the festival or visit

Salmonids in the Classroom

Learn how to raise salmon or trout from eggs in your classroom and become qualified to receive eggs from the hatchery.

Raising salmon in the classroom is an opportunity to teach students to understand, respect and protect freshwater, estuarine and marine ecosystems, and to recognize how all humans are linked to these complex environments.

Training will include ways to integrate the EEI Curriculum into your activities and will earn you sets of two classroom units of the EEI materials.


October 7, 2017 9:00 – 2:30  San Joaquin County Office of Education,  2707 Transworld Drive, Stockton. 95206

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