Region 8: Central Coast

Serving Kern, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties

Welcome to CREEC Region 8!

Here is a list of Environmental Education Community Resources (EE Providers) in Region 8: Community Resources Region 8

Note: Teresa Lees will no longer be the CREEC Coordinator for Region 8 as of the end of March 2018.

Contact Shannon Gordon at California Department of Education to find out more about the CREEC Network. sgordon@cde.ca.gov

County Contacts in Region 8:

San Luis Obispo County Office of Education
Celeste Royer, Director of Environmental Education
croyer@slocoe.org

Santa Barbara County Education Office
Scott Spector, Innovation and Academic Events Coordinator
sspector@sbceo.org

Ventura County Office of Education
Nathan Inouye, Science Coordinator Curriculum & Instruction
nathan.inouye@vcoe.org

Kern County Superintendent of Schools
Merci del Rosario, Coordinator, Mathematics & Science
Curriculum, Instruction, and Accountability
medelrosario@kern.org

TriCounty STEM Listserve – tri-countystem@lists.vcoe.org

Gold Coast Science Network Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/goldcoastscience/

Gold Coast Science Network website – https://www.goldcoastscience.net/

Santa Barbara Educators Roundtable (SBERT) Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/sbeducatorsroundtable/

SBERT email – sbeducatorsroundtable@outlook.com

Regional Resources

Community Resources in Region 8

Download the PDF of the Community Resources you can use to enhance your students’ environmental literacy

Water Resources for Teachers from DWR

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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Teresa Lees
Region Coordinator
805-782-7265
teresa@creec.org

Region 8 Highlights

Green School Showcase March 14th at Monterey Road Elementary

Green School Showcase March 14th at Monterey Road Elementary in Atascadero 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Monterey Road School is the first in San Luis Obispo County to earn a Green Ribbon Award. Join us for a tour of the Food Forest, Bike Training Course and to learn about the Green Ribbon School award winning facilities and educational programming. Come on by and bring the kids for the full immersion Green Schools experience. Healthy snacks & refreshments included. This is a free event. RSVP on the event page found at www.ccgreenbuilding.org and go to the Event Calendar.

 

Get Outside for NGSS at the Santa Monica Mountains Teacher Training

Get Outside for NGSS at the Santa Monica Mountains Teacher Training

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Join NatureBridge and Project Wet for an exciting exploration of the Santa Monica Mountains and California’s pathway to environmental literacy with a focus on the Environmental Principles and Concepts (EP&Cs). The workshops will support your understanding of California’s science frameworks and how they emphasize place-based and outdoor environmental learning strategies.

WHEN & WHERE:
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Teachers Grades 4–6 | Saturday, March 17, 2018 | Diamond X Ranch, Calabasas, CA
Teachers Grades 6–12 | Saturday, April 28, 2018 | Circle X Ranch, Malibu, CA
COST: $20 includes breakfast, lunch, and materials
YOU WILL:
• Experience an Environmental Five E (E5E) Instructional Sequence
• Make sense of natural systems using the Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
• Learn instructional strategies with specially designed learning materials which will educate, empower, and support student action on environmental issues
• Receive a copy of the Project Wet Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0 and access to the Coastal Commission’s new California Coastal Voices: Exploring Coastal Science, Engineering and Policy, a project learning guide and online toolkit

 

Energize Schools Spring Opportunities for High Schools

Energize Schools Spring 2018 Opportunities NorCal

Spring 10-Week Energy Conservation Competition

A 10-week challenge for schools to compete and save electricity and an opportunity to win prizes for achieving highest energy savings and best student action plans and campaigns. 

Registration Deadline: February 1st

Duration of Competition: February 12th – April 22nd

Eligible: K-12 Schools in PG&E territory

Green Careers Conferences

The Green Careers Conference is a place for high school students to explore career pathways within the environmental sector.

Bay Area: April 12th

Los Angeles: April 24th

San Diego: May 2nd 

Registration Deadline: First Come First Serve

Eligible: 9-12 Schools in California

Earth Day Campaign Competition

$3,000 in prizes will be awarded to High Schools with the best campaigns that result in sustainability behavior change. 

Registration Deadline: April 13th 

Submission Deadline: May 18th

Eligible: 9-12 Schools in California

Introduction to Green Technology Teacher Training

Learn how to teach this project-based learning course through a week of hands-on activities. IGT is designed to prepare students for careers in the energy industry and a UC A-G, D-Lab Science approved course. 

Dates: Monday, June 25th – Friday, June 29th

Location: Orange Coast College Recycling Center, Costa Mesa, CA

Eligible: California High School Educators

Advanced Green Technology Teacher Training

Learn how to teach this project-based learning course through a week of hands-on activities. AGT is designed to prepare students for careers in the energy industry and a UC A-G, G-Elective approved course and is the second in a two-course series with IGT.

Dates: Monday, July 30th – Friday, August 3rd

Location: TBD, in the East Bay San Francisco

Eligible: California High School Educators

Best,
Nicole
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Nicole Grucky
Associate Project Coordinator
Strategic Energy Innovations
899 Northgate Drive, Suite 410
San Rafael, CA 94903