Region 9b: Northern

Serving Orange County

Welcome to CREEC Region 9b!

Look to this page for local Orange County news, opportunities, funding, and upcoming events. A directory of local resources is available under the tab “Community Resources.” Check out the Events for a calendar of upcoming workshops, training, and more in Orange County and surrounding areas.
Check out the Fall 2017 OC-CREEC Newsletter for lots of news, local events, NSTA resources, and NGSS Niblets,

Local Funding Opportunities

Inside the Outdoors 2017-2018 Grants (http://ito.ocde.us/Programs/Pages/New-Funding.aspx) Check out the various grants available to fund your students’ Field Trip or Traveling Scientist program with Inside the Outdoors.

Discovery Cube Orange County Free Programs
(http://www.discoverycube.org/free-school-programs/) A variety of Discovery Cube school programs are offered for free. Check to see if your school qualifies.

Pacific Marine Mammal Center Pinniped Pollution Project (https://www.pacificmmc.org/ppp/)
The Pinniped Pollution Project (PPP) is a grant-funded program that focuses on ocean pollution and its effects on local marine mammals and the environment. This program is limited to 4th and 5th graders and is approximately 2 hours long. The program is free for accepted schools, but they will need to provide and pay transportation upfront for which PMMC will reimburse (up to $300) after the program.

2017-2018 FEDCO Teacher Grant Program (https://oc-cf.academicworks.com/opportunities/1633)
Application Deadline: October 15, 2017
Awards Announced by November 30, 2017
FEDCO grants are available to K-12 public and charter schools in Orange County. Grants support hands-on learning projects, either in the classroom or through off-site field trips. Proposed projects must be designed to encourage experiential learning, enhance student understanding, and increase student achievement related to curriculum standards in at least one core subject area: language arts, math, science, or social studies.

Teachers may apply individually for grants of up to $750, or collaborate with other teachers in their school and submit a joint application (maximum of four teachers totaling $3,000). Schools are eligible for a maximum of four individual grants, or $3,000 total, whichever limit is reached first. Priority will be given to schools with low test scores and/or with a high percentage of students that qualify for free and reduced lunch programs.

Upcoming Events

To view more events in this region and all regions click here.

Helen de la Maza
Coordinator
714-838-8990
helen@creec.org

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Region 9b Highlights

UNB Workshop Flyer

Speak Up For The Coast! Educator Workshop

Through the use of watershed models and remote sensing tools, secondary educators participating in this workshop will explore the role of water in feedback mechanisms connecting inland watersheds from summit to sea. Participants will be introduced to Project WET, and to California Coastal Voices – the California Coastal Commission’s newest curricular resource for Secondary teachers – and built from the ground up based on California’s NGSS with a strong focus on environmental literacy and project-based learning. Register by October 24th.
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2017-2018 FEDCO Teacher Grant Program

Application Deadline: October 15, 2017
Grants are available to K-12 public and charter schools in Orange County, California. Grants support hands-on learning projects, either in the classroom or through off-site field trips. Teachers may apply individually for grants of up to $750, or collaborate with other teachers in their school and submit a joint application (maximum of four teachers totaling $3,000). Learn more at the OCCF website or by downloading this FEDCO Grant Flyer.

CA's Environmental Principles & Concepts

Explore CA's Environmental Principles & Concepts

California’s Environmental Principles & Concepts are woven into the 2016 History-Social Science Framework and the 2016 CA Science Framework. Check out Appendix 2 of the Science Framework which shows specific connections between NGSS and EP&Cs.

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