California Regional Environmental Education Community

Region 8: Central Coast

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

CREEC Region Coordinator: 

Teresa Lees
San Luis Obispo County Office of Education
3350 Education Drive
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805)  782 7265

EE Providers, create an account to market your events on our CREEC online calendar, visited by teachers in our region! Download the "Get Started Guide" on the NEWS page.

NGSS & EEI Trainings - EE Providers and Teachers are invited to come together to form a Professional Learning Community around NGSS - Next Generation Science Standards. As a team we will build upon our personal mastery and shared vision of environmental education playing a crucial role in the Next Generation Science Standards.

Our next meeting is on September 16 at San Luis Obispo County Office of Education Training Room at 4pm - 6pm.

NOW AVAILABLE!  List of curriculum resources for Green Schools, Sustainability and Climate Change! It also includes water education and garden education curriculum resources. Download at the bottom of this page.

Regional EEI Trainings in 2015(More info at the website)

  • October 7 Oxnard Schools District Middle School at Channel Islands Visitor's Center Contact: Lucy Christensen
  • October 8
    CSU Channel Islands School of Education Training in Oxnard
    Contact: Lucy Christensen or (916) 323-5551
  • October 30 - Curren Elementary in Oxnard
  • November 3 - Cold Springs School in Montecito

Statof the Bay Haiku Contest January 1 – February 3, 2014
Morro Bay National Estuary Program is excited to announce the State of the Bay Haiku Contest!
Using the haiku form, entrants are challenged to convey a vivid image of the Morro Bay estuary in just three lines. Be inspired by our local wildlife, landscape, and sea life. Originated from Japan, haiku is most often used as a celebration of nature using a common structure of three lines and 17 syllables (5-7-5) to create a short poem.
This contest is open to students in grades 7th through 12th, and adults 18 years and older at the time of entry. The winning poems will be printed in the State of the Bay report published by Morro Bay National Estuary Program, and featured during State of the Bay events in April 2014.
State of the Bay is a series of events planned for April 2014 where the public is invited to learn about the health of Morro Bay, as well as local wildlife, sea life, and the sensitive Morro Bay estuarine environment. Activities include the "State of the Bay" report presentation, guided hiking and on-the-water tours, family activities, a dog-friendly event, and more in and around Morro Bay.

EEI Orientations in Ventura County

EEI Orientations in Kern County    


EEI Orientations in Santa Barbara County

EEI Orientations in SLO County 

Check the Region 8 Calendar Event Calendarfor More Trainings and Opportunities  

Download: curriculum_resources_to_help_you_green_your_school.docx

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