Region 9b: Northern

Serving Orange County

Thank you to Disneyland Resort for their generous donation to Orange County CREEC!

Welcome to Orange County Region 9b CREEC! Look to this page for local Orange County news, opportunities, funding, and upcoming events.

Check out the Fall 2017 OC-CREEC Newsletter for lots of news, local events, NSTA resources, and NGSS Niblets.

Check out the Winter 2017/2018 OC-CREEC Newsletter for NGSS information and environmental literacy resources.

Check out the Spring 2018 CREEC Orange County Newsletter for Earth Month events and training!

Check out the Summer 2018 CREEC Orange County Newsletter for summer opportunities!


Local Funding Opportunities

Inside the Outdoors 2018-2019 Grants ( 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
( 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 (
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.

Upcoming Events

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Region 9b Highlights

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Environmental & Science Education Camps

In Orange County we are lucky to have numerous environmental and/or science education summer camps available for children. This is a reference list of some of the programs offered: Environmental/Science Education Summer Camps 2018

STEM Summer Camp info.

OCDE's STEM Summer Camp for Teachers

Attend O.C. Department of Education’s STEM Summer Camp for Teachers for three days of learning and fun! Dates: July 30 – August 1, 2018; 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Location: Heritage Elementary School, Tustin Register and learn more, including sessions offered, at the OCDE STEM website
CA's Environmental Principles & Concepts

EEI/NGSS Correlations Spreadsheet

Check out this convenient new EEI/NGSS correlation spreadsheet! Now you can search for EEI Curriculum content to support NGSS Performance Expectations (PE’s).