California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) is an excellent resource for teachers. CREEC’s mission is to link all educators to environmental education activities and resources throughout California. Educators can find links to activities, trainings, and grants on the CREEC website.
PROJECT LEARNING TREE
Project Learning Tree (PLT) is a multi-disciplinary environmental education program for educators and students. PLT is a program of the American Forest Foundation. Professional development training and educational materials are available through workshop participation.
Project WILD is a wildlife-based conservation and environmental education program that fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources. Project WILD Activity guides provide curriculum specially designed for educators of kindergarten through high school youth. Professional development training and educational materials are available through workshop participation.
Water Education Awareness Committee (WEWAC)
The Water Education Awareness Committee or WEWAC was formed in 1986 by a group of local water agencies. The WEWAC website lists teacher resources, grant opportunities and information about native, drought tolerant plants for teachers. Please visit www.usewaterwisely.com for more information.
San Bernardino County Stormwater Pollution Prevention
The San Bernardino County Stormwater Pollution Prevention website describes what stormwater pollution is and what causes it. It has a lot of practical tips for teachers, students and residents about how to prevent stormwater pollution. See www.sbcounty.org for more information.
In 2010, the IERCD and SDD began facilitation of annual educational field trips to the Preserve for grades 2-12, focusing on NEP-centric topics including fire, water conservation, and sensitive, threatened, and endangered species. The trips are continuing in the current academic year, and details for booking, what to expect, and a list of state and federal educational standards corresponding to trip content can be viewed on the SDD and IERCD websites. All trips are free, including busing.