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!

NOW AVAILABLE!  NEW curriculum resources for Green Schools, Sustainability and Climate Change!   View as .PDF  or Download the MSWord document.  I also have one for water curriculum resources - email me for a copy!

Regional Trainings (More info at the website

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 and Common Core Trainings in Ventura County
Contacts: or 

September 26 - Loma Vista in Ventura

September 30 - Canalino Elementary in Carpinteria

EEI Orientations in Santa Barbara County

October 13 - Orcutt Unified School District

EEI Orientations in SLO County and Kern County

October 31 - Cayucos Unified School District - SLO

November 5 - CCC Watershed Stewards Program - SLO

November 6 - Teacher Induction Program - SLO

Check the Region 8 Calendar Event Calendarfor More Trainings and Opportunities such as: 

Annual Meeting of the Region 8 CREEC Network - October 28, 2014 at 4pm at SLOCOE Computer Training Lab. Training includes alignment to Common Core and NGSS.

Project WET Training - November 5, 2014 for the California Conservation Corps Watershed Stewards in San Luis Obispo

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education - Nov. 8 , 2104 for the UCCE Master Gardeners

Download: green_school_sustainability_climate_change_curriculum.doc

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