Region 2: Northeastern California

Serving Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity Counties

Nathan Fairchild
Shasta County Office of Education
1644 Magnolia Avenue
Redding, Ca 96001
530-225-0214
nfairchild@creec.org

Welcome Back to CREEC Region 2!

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

Now: Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (https://www.epa.gov/education)EPA recognizes outstanding K through 12th grade teachers who integrate environmental education through innovative, place based and experiential learning approaches and use the environment as a context for learning in public school programs across the country.

Teacher awardees will receive an award of up to $2,500 to be used to further the recipient’s professional development.

The teacher’s local education agency will also receive an award of up to $2,500 to fund environmental educational activities and programs.

March 21: Modoc County STEM Fair (http://bit.ly/modocSTEM)
Location: SCOE Professional Development Center, 2985 Innsbruck Dr. Redding, CA 96003
This training is designed for beginning robotics leaders/teachers. This training is required prior to being able to check out Lego Robotics kits and has a small fee of $10 per attendee.

March 24-26: AEOE Statewide Spring Conference (https://aeoe.org/events/)
Location: YMCA Camp Jones Gulch, La Honda, CA
Join us for 60+ environmental education workshops, keynote address, music, entertainment, exhibitors, job fair, and networking!

April 22: The Whole Earth and Watershed Festival (http://wholeearthandwatershedfestival.org)
Location: Redding City Hall, 777 Cypress Ave. Redding, CA
Whole Earth and Watershed Festival: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 22 in Redding at Redding City Hall and Sculpture Park. Annual community-wide celebration of Earth Day includes activities for all ages and information about healthy and sustainable living, renewable energy/energy saving options and products, natural resource conservation, re-purposing, local artists, community advocates, innovators and Fair Trade products. Includes live music on two stages, activities, farmers market, more than 125 exhibitors and demonstrators, the Whole Earth Hustle 5k community fun run/walk and RABA shuttle services

June 19-23: School Garden Teacher Training (https://oaec.org/courses/school-garden-teacher-training/)
Orange County
If you are interested in starting or improving a school garden program, this is one of the best available trainings. It could be worth the trip to SoCal. “OAEC’s School Garden Teacher Training supports your school in creating and sustaining garden-based ecological literacy programs and helps you build a strong cohort of colleagues. Our residential training is for individuals or teams of teachers, garden educators, administrators and core parent volunteers.”

July 24-26: Sacramento River Floodplain Ecology Institute (https://www.csuchico.edu/cmse/documents/Floodplain%20Announcement%202015.pdf)
A. Instructional Materials: Handouts and lesson plans, the excellent new Project WET curriculum guide
B. Raft Trip on the Sacramento River: study restoration of the river and the impact of flood control designs
• Click the link for more benefits, stipend information, and university credits.

Turtle Bay Exploration Park (http://www.turtlebay.org)

Location: 844 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA 96001
Current and upcoming exhibits include Rock Penjing, (through November 10th), Adventures in PreColumbian Archeology (through January 4th), Selections from the Collection [of Jon Schuleer (through January 8th), and Take Flight (through January 4th).