Region 7: Central Valley

Serving Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Kings, and Tulare Counties

Welcome to CREEC Region 7!

Look to this page for upcoming news. An online calendar is available to find current events in your area.  A searchable directory of providers is in development and will be coming soon. In the meantime, sign up for the latest newsletter with special events, contests and funding sources specific to your CREEC Region.

Local Funding Opportunities

Every Kid in a Park Transportation grants are available for field trips to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks for education and recreation opportunities. For field trip applications click here. For transportation grant application: Contact Ranger John Arebalo at or 559-565-4211.

Meyers Waterbank and Wildlife Project’s FREE Wetland Field Trips and Transportation Assistance The Meyers Waterbank and Wildlife Project located on the Mendota Slough provides an educational experience that teaches students about water, wildlife and agriculture. All field trips are free and biologist Jason Dean leads these trips. Depending upon need, Meyers assists with bus transportation. To find out more about how you can participate in this wetland field trip click here.

Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District is offering Clean Stormwater Grants and FREE Field Water Education School Field Trips to Scout Island on the San Joaquin River.  Applications for 2018 will be available mid-September and due mid-November, for details click here.

Local Environmental Education Provider Programs

For a downloadable list of Region 7 Environmental Education Providers affiliated with the CREEC Network and to find local Environmental Education Programs for your classroom or for field trips, follow the links for:

Part 1 (the North Valley Environmental Education Providers) 

Part 2 (Central and South Valley Environmental Education Providers ).


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Jody Bertolucci
Primary Contact for Region 7
559-265-3098 ext. 4354
Sonya Force
Secondary Contact for Region 7
559-265-3098 ext. 4353

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Region 7 Highlights

Understanding Climate Change through Project WET- July 31, 2017

Join Brian Brown, Project WET Education Director and the Department of Water Resources Scientists, as they explore regional climate change with real stream data and snow pack values. This is the first time Merced County will host this workshop. Receive Project WET certification and FREE Curriculum. For details click here.

STEM-Rich Making and NGSS for the Science-Based Maker Space - July 6, 7, 15 or 22, 2017

Learn how to build an engaging and learner-centered STEM program for your classroom, after school program, library or
informal program that is aligned to three-dimensional learning of the NGSS. Learn the progression of the crosscutting concept of
Energy and Matter, using STEM-rich Making Projects. Understand energy transfer through natural systems, design and build projects, tinker with circuits, explore informal science and engineering, with English Learner strategies. For details click here and for more information on Community Science Networks click here.

Professional Development Provider Institute- BSCS & NGSS - September 12 to 15, 2017 in Clovis

Join BSCS and the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools for a PD Provider Institute. This experience is designed to support you as a PD Provider, by deepening your knowledge, increasing your confidence and enhancing your abilities to support the
implementation of the NGSS and the Science and Engineering Practice 2: Developing and Using Models. For more information click here.

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