Region 1: North Coast

Serving Humboldt, Del Norte, Lake, Mendocino, and Sonoma Counties

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Allison Poklemba
Primary Contact for Region 1
(707) 826-4479 Ext. 3

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Laura Powell
Contact for Sonoma County
Southern Office

Welcome Back to CREEC Region 1! 

Look to this page for upcoming news. A searchable directory of resources and an online calendar are in development and will be coming soon.

Upcoming Events

Reuse STEAM Education Professional Development for Kindergarten – 8th Grade Teachers
This pilot program is a training module designed to integrate Common Core State Standards-based lessons in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering Arts, & Mathematics) embedded with Next Generation Science Standards, ISTE Technology Standards, Environmental Education and Visual Arts. Participants must agree to be present for one Initial training, Follow-up session and STEAM Conference, a total of 21 hours.
View the Reuse STEAM module PD flier for details including dates and meeting locations.
Contact: Stacy Young (, 707-445-7077

Choose the appropriate Initial Training to attend:
Oct. 6: 6th-8th grade curriculum (
The Clothing Conundrum: Take on a design challenge to create a new, useful item or article of clothing from unwanted t-shirts. Create the item, develop instructions so it can be easily replicated, and design marketing materials to encourage use of the product.

Oct. 13: 3rd-5th grade curriculum (
Plastics Reimagined: Since the integrity of plastic is reduced so greatly when it is recycled, students will consider reducing and reusing as the best options for minimizing plastic waste. A design challenge will ask students to create and design plans for an easily replicable, useful plastic item by creatively reusing plastic packaging. Using arts standards, students will experiment with mediums to develop the item. Students will use Google slides to document their iterations and present their final piece.

Oct. 20: K-2nd grade curriculum (
Paper, Paper Everywhere!: Explore the many ways we use paper each day and design simple experiments to test the durability of different paper types. Learning how paper is made, students will use the information they discovered about paper type durability to design and make their own recycled paper out of a variety of fiber types. Students will learn about the color wheel, how to make their own paper, experiment with pulp “paint”, crayons, marker, paint and more to create an image.

October 9, 2016; 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: 3rd Annual Explore the Coast: Free Family Fun Day (
Location: Foot of Hilfiker Lane, Eureka CA
Contact Denise Newman:; 707-269-2060
Family Fun Day Flier (PDF)
Join in for a great day at south Eureka’s Elk River Wildlife Sanctuary along the Hikshari’ Trail. You are invited to explore this beautiful coastal environment while kayaking, paddle-boarding (new!), rollerskating, plein-air (open air) painting, birdwatching, mudflat digging or participating in naturalist-led activities. Lickety-Split ice cream peddle-cart will be back with refreshing treats. Kayak, paddle-board and skate rentals are free or bring-your-own.

November 9, 2016; 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: K-12 Project WET Workshop
Location: Taylor Observatory, 5725 Oak Hills Lane, Kelseyville
Cost: $25.00
Register by October 31 (
K-12 Project Wet Workshop Flier
Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) activities are designed to supplement existing curriculum to promote the awareness, appreciation, and knowledge of water resources. You are invited to this workshop that will keep your mind engaged, often on your feet and immersed in practices at the heart of Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. You will experience activities that will help you and your students study Lake County water resources and their relationship to the larger Delta watershed. Each participant will receive: Hands-on experience with great water conservation activities and California specific content to study drought in your class and a copy of the Project WET Guide 2.0 which includes free access to 40 additional Project WET activities.