Region 6: Delta Sierra

Serving Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne Counties

Photo of Conni BockConni Bock
Primary Contact for Region 6
San Joaquin County Office of Education
PO Box 213030
Stockton, CA 95213-9030

Photo of Colleen WhitlockColleen Whitlock
Contact for: Amador, Calaveras, and Tuolumne counties
175 Fairview Lane
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 536-2075

Welcome Back to CREEC Region 6!

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

In Region 6

Local Events – Click on event listing for more information

San Joaquin County Earth Day Festival:  April 23, 2017  10:00 – 4:00, Victory Park, by the Haggin Museum

Calaveras County Earth Day Festival:  April 23, 2017, Utica Park, Angels Camp

UC California Naturalist Certification Course, June 2017, Big Trees State Park

The Sandhill Cranes are here in the Valley!  Sandhill cranes are very distinctive birds because of their bcranesugle call, their large size, their pale gray body feathers and red featherless cap and their complex behavior patterns.  Crane viewing can be done on your own or as a class field trip.   Tours and information on self-guided visits and field trips can be found at the California  Department of Fish and Wildlife site or call (209)234-3435.   Information on Sandhill Crane field trips and activities for the classroom can be found at

every-kid-in-a-parkEvery Kid in a Park – FREE National Park Passes for Fourth Grade Students until August 2017:  Educators and parents can download free passes for each of your students at this site. 


Free Water Materials from the Department of Water Resources:

A large variety of materials are available to teachers at the DWR website

Posters, student books, teacher activity resources – these are just samples of the many options.


Local Funding Opportunities

Special Funding for San Joaquin County Teachers  Would you like your class to take an environmental field trip, but don’t know where to get the money?  We have funding available for trips to the Lodi Lake Nature Center, Oak Grove Park, Mokelumne Fish Hatchery and others.  Click here for an application.

Featured Program
MEANDER Field Studies:  Mentorship in Ecological Awareness through Nature Discovery, Exploration, and Regeneration. The new Durham Ferry Outdoor Education Center is offering field trips for fourth grade students to hike in the riparian ecosystem of the San Joaquin River, asking questions and making discoveries.