Region 9b: Northern

Serving Orange County

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Helen de la Maza
Orange County Department of Education

Welcome to CREEC Region 9b!

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

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Upcoming Events
Local Funding Opportunities
Statewide Funding Opportunities

Upcoming Events

March 11, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Teachers on Trails with Inside the Outdoors
Location: Rancho SoƱado, Silverado, CA
RSVP by March 10, 2017 (limited space available)
Download Teachers on Trails March 2017 flyer
Are you an educator looking to energize your classroom with some fun, fascinating, hands-on learning programs? Inside the Outdoors specializes in affordable, grade-specific, science and social science programs specifically designed to support Common Core State Standards and develop 21st century skills. Free! Join us for a day of hiking and learning all about what Inside the Outdoors can offer your classroom. Bring the family along!

April 13, 2017; 3:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m.: EEI Training for Teachers
Location: Back Bay Science Center, 600 Shellmaker Road, Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Questions and RSVP:
Learn about the Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI), a free K-12 curriculum that teaches critical skills in science and history social science using environmental topics, such as water, as a lens. Attend this workshop and order your free EEI materials.

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Local Funding Opportunities

Inside the Outdoors 2016-2017 Grants (
Check out the various grants available to fund your students’ Field Trip or Traveling Scientist program with Inside the Outdoors.

Discovery Cube Orange County Free Programs (
A variety of Discovery Cube school programs are offered for free. Check to see if your school qualifies.

Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest (formerly ExplorOcean) is pleased to launch recruitment for the 2016-2017 H2O SOS: Help Heal Our Ocean–Student Operated Solutions cohort! Selected teachers will receive materials, field trip waivers, and bus reimbursements as part of the program award. Priority is given to teachers of students in grades 6-12 in Title I Orange County and Los Angeles County. Application:

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