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.

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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Upcoming Events

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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

$1000 Stipend for Model My Watershed Summer Institute - June 14 to June 17, 2017.

Receive a $1000 stipend upon completion of this summer institute and course work. This NSF funded institute is a systems approach to solving watershed issues through modeling and hands-on activities for middle and high school students. On line support course will take place through the school year, as will one additional day. Receive a set of Bluetooth watershed trackers and NGSS curriculum for your classroom. For information contact Dr. Jerry Valadez. To register click here.

Environmental Interpretation for Practitioners - RA 192T

Environmental Interpretation for Practitioners –
June 13 to 27, 2017
Being offered through Summer Session at CSU-Fresno, explore new and resourceful ways to bring life to your science-based curriculum. Discover how experiences in nature provide a context for educating students about the environment. Use hands-on activities, open-ended questions and field journaling. To access the summer catalog and information click here. Students may register online or in person at the Division of Continuing and Global Education. Current Fresno State students may register by logging into New or nonmatriculated students should click here for registration instructions.

Water Resources and Ecosystems of the Central Valley Flood Plains Institute - June 12 to 1, 2017

Receive a $200 stipend for participating in this year’s Floodplain Ecology Institute from June 12 to 15, 2017. This will include science and environmental science content focused on Central Valley floodplains, Delta, riparian, and watershed ecology. Also included is a 6-hour Project WET Certification Course. This includes a Delta field curriculum for the classroom or after school program and NGSS aligned lessons. Location will be Scout Island Outdoor Education Center. Optional university credit is available.

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