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Expanding Capacity in Environmental Education Project

"The Expanding Capacity in Environmental Education Project – EECapacity – provides opportunities for professionals and volunteers to join in discussions about our environment and our communities, share success stories of where environmental education has made a difference, and learn about successful practices from across the globe.

After School STEM-tastic Blog Post #9

Check out Region 3's new STEM-Tastic Blog Post. This article showcases the importance of the sun and renewable energy. Students look into the engineering aspect of utilizing the sun, and the physics behind rockets. In addition, this blog's STEM articles cover topics such as technology and women in STEM. Look out for the upcoming events, and grant deadlines mentioned as well.

Click here to read the After School STEM-tastic Blog Post #9!

Forestry Institute for Teachers

These one-week institutes bring together natural resource specialists and K-12 teachers for one week, working side by side to gain a deeper understanding of the intricate interrelationship of forest ecosystems and human use of natural resources. You'll walk away with a wealth of knowledge and environmental education curriculum- including Project Learning Tree, Project WILD and Project Aquatic WILD! This FREE training includes all housing, meal and materials you will receive throughout the week

Summer 2014 sessions are as follows:

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2014 Mantis Tiller Award for Community and Youth Gardens

Charitable and educational organizations are eligible to apply for Mantis Tillers to create gardens for education and nutrition. Applications are due March 7, 2014.

Learn more about the Mantis Tiller Awards here. 

American Honda Foundation STEM Grants

Nonprofit organizations and schools are eligible to apply for up to $75,000 funding to support the teaching of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as environmental projects, job training, and literacy programs. There are four submission deadlines throughout the year: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. 

Learn more and apply for American Honda Foundation Grants here.

2013 California Science Education Conference

Registration is now open for the annual California Science Education Conference, held in Palm Springs from October 25-27,2013. The conference offers over 175 one hour workshops, all focus speakers, special programming strands on STEM education, Common Core State Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards and more.


Register for the California Education Conference, here.

1st Annual California STEM Conference 2013

Save the date for the 1st Annual STEM Conference held at the Sacramento Convention Center from November 18-19, 2013. The conference will feature presentations on curriculum and instruction, professional learning, partnerships, and resources and special guests include Geena Davis and Sugata Mitra.

Find out more about the 1st Annual STEM Conference, here.

Join us at the Techbridge Summer Institute in Oakland, CA July 31- August 2, 2013.

The Techbridge Summer Institute in Oakland, CA focuses on the development of STEM educators with 3-day, hands on training curriculum applicable for grades 5-12. With the help of Techbridge's experienced staff, the Summer Institute offers strategies for engaging and recruting girls into STEM programs.. The program runs from July 31, 2013 to August 1, 2013.


To sign up for the Techbridge Summer Institute, click here.

Free Admission for California Public School Teachers

Sponsored by Genentech, Exploratorium will be offering a free admission program to public school K-12 teachers. The program will run from July 1, 2013 until June 30, 2014 and from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. Each year, the first 20,000 teachers, who complete the attached form and qualify, will be given on free, nontransferable, general admissions voucher.

To find out more information and to access the form, click here.


CATCH is a health program that aims to significantly improve health awareness among young children. It provides programs selectively for schools K-9, after-school, and early childhood. CATCH focuses primarily on the prevention of child obesity. Faculty and staff members that are interested in improving the health habit of children can find further information regarding training opportunites aimed at improving healthy-living education.


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