Kirsten Franklin

I enjoyed a much needed sojourn into the Eastern Sierras this summer. For two weeks, my husband, our two Queensland Heelers, and I cruised our truck camper in and out of the mountains north and south of Bridgeport, California. We hiked every day through quiet forests, alongside rushing rivers and churning waterfalls. The dogs frolicked […]

Mary Walls

As a new-ish CREEC Coordinator, I experienced a combination of awe, humility, and a call to activism at this June’s first conference for the California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network in nearly a decade. I became a CREEC coordinator in Region 10 (Riverside, Inyo, Mono, and San Bernardino counties) about a year ago and attended […]

Laura Walls

Last week at the 16th floor penthouse of the Holiday Inn Sacramento, something great was going on. But it wasn’t the swanky party you might expect. Instead, a party of dedicated Education and the Environment (EEI) Curriculum Teacher Ambassadors and environmental experts gathered to evaluate the state of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) implementation and environmental […]

Ariel Whitson

July 2017 Newsletter

Posted by Ariel Whitson on July 14, 2017

On June 27, in a landmark victory for environmental literacy, Governor Jerry Brown approved the California 2017–18 Budget with a one-time $4,000,000 funding allocation for environmental literacy.

Kim Moon

It’s a sunny May morning in the Imperial Valley; by 8:00am it’s already 90° and climbing. I arrived the afternoon before and decided to avoid the interstate by taking the 78, a winding two-lane road that at times looks like what I imagine the surface of the moon would. Extending south from the Salton Sea […]

Ariel Whitson

June 2017 Newsletter

Posted by Ariel Whitson on June 6, 2017

Senate Bill 424 (Allen), the bill seeking permanent funding for the California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network, passed the State Senate last Thursday in a 28-11 vote! Sponsored by Ten Strands, this bill will now move on to be considered by the State Assembly.