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.

Professional Development Opportunities

Delta Studies Institute:  Explore the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta with a full day tour and curriculum to bring science concepts focused on the Delta into your classroom.  The narrated tour Saturday, September 16, visits the Tracy Pumping Plant and fish screens, the cross channel gates, areas of severe subsidence, and Big Break Regional Park with its walk-on delta map.  Curriculum evening offers activities from the Delta Studies Curriculum, Project Learning Tree, and the EEI Curriculum to implement Next Gen Standards in the classroom, grades K – 12.  The follow up meeting on May 8 is a networking night, when participants share what they have done in their classrooms.   The institute offers a stipend of $200 and one college unit is available for extra charge.    Registration cost is $35.  Click on this link for more information.


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!




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Conni Bock
Primary Contact for Region 6
Colleen Whitlock
Contact for: Amador, Calaveras, and Tuolumne counties

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Region 6 Highlights

Floodplain and Delta Ecology 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

Meander Field Studies

MEANDER Field Studies:  Mentorship in Ecological Awareness through Nature Discovery, Exploration, and Regeneration. The new Durham Ferry Outdoor Education Center is offering field trips for fourth grade students to hike in the riparian ecosystem of the San Joaquin River, asking questions and making discoveries.

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