Region 7: Central Valley

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

Welcome to CREEC Region 7!

Look to this page for local environmental education news, funding, and upcoming events.

Upcoming Events

Statewide Event

Forestry Institute for Teachers

The Forestry Institute for Teachers (FIT) is a FREE*, multi-day residence workshop held at 4 northern California locations. The institute is open to all California teachers; 40 hours of Academic Credit available!

Dates of Event
June 10-16, Plumas County, June 17-23, Tuolumne County, July 1-7, Shasta County, July 8 - 14, Humboldt County
Multiple locations to choose from throughout CA.
For more information, visit the event website.
Statewide Event

The Forestry Challenge for High School Students

The Forestry Challenge is an academic event for high school students in technical forestry and current forestry topics. Student participants spend four days in the forest learning about the ecology and management of the forested landscapes that provide communities with water, recreational opportunities, wood products, and wildlife habitat. Youth benefit by better understanding the relationship of the forested environment to their community, by exposure to natural resource management as a potential career option, and by undertaking a rigorous critical thinking exercise which is timely and addresses current forestry topics such as wildfire, insects, and forest health.

Dates of Event and Location
Shasta - September 26 to 29 - Mountain Meadows Camp east of Redding
Santa Cruz - October 10 to 13 - Redwood Christian Park near Boulder Creek
El Dorado - October 24 to 27 - Leoni Meadows Camp south of Placerville
San Bernardino - November 7 to 10 - Green Valley Lake Christian Camp near Lake Arrowhead
For more information, visit the Forestry Challenge website.

Local Funding Opportunities

FREE Wetland Field Trips and Transportation Assistance

Meyer's Waterbank and Wildlife Project
Application is open to:
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.
Application window:
For more information, please visit the grant website.
Jody Bertolucci

Jody Bertolucci


559-265-3098 ext. 4354

Glen White

Sonya Force


559-265-3098 ext. 4353