Accomplishments for 2008-09
Community Education Projects
Provided cash awards and prizes to Caliornia’s student winners
o theannual National Arbor Day poster contest. Managed in cooperation with theCaliornia Department o Forestry and Fire Protection, the 2009 contest involved1200 children rom 59 schools.
Coordinated a touring exhibit o Caliornia’s Arbor Day posters winners
with venues in Sacramento at the capitol during State Scientist Day and theForestry Center at Cal Expo during the State Fair.
Supported training o new Project Learning Tree leaders
with a ocus onPLT’s secondary education program.
Partnered with the US Fish and Wildlie Service’s Schoolyard Habitatprogram
in the Sacramento area to oer Project Learning Tree training toparticipating teachers and parents.
Served as the fscal agent or the 2009 “Integrating EnvironmentalEducation into Teacher Education” conerence
or university acultyin Caliornia with unds rom the US Environmental Protection Agency’s“Environmental Education Training and Partnership (EETAP)” program.
Managed grants rom the American Forest Foundation
to initiate theimplementation o the new Biotechnology supplement to PLT’s “ExploringEnvironmental Issues – Focus on Risk” program.
Conducted Project Learning Tree workshops
in rural and urban areas o thestate with support rom the Hardwood Forest Foundation.
Assisted with the Project Learning Tree initiative to develop a newstrategic plan
with unds rom the American Forest Foundation.
Provided unds or the South Yuba Independence Trail-Sequoya Challenge
environmental education program to connect Yuba County children with theSierran oothill orests.
Distributed additional “Learning to Live with Fire”
educational tool kits, incooperation with the Caliornia Department o Forestry and Fire Protection, toeducational partners in Humboldt, Del Norte and Plumas counties as well as to thenew Gateway Science Museum in Chico.
Provided support to the Nevada County Superintendent o Schools
tohelp 150 children participate in the “Inspirations in the Forest” project.
Provided unds to support the Sacramento region “Project YES” (YouthEnergy Summit) program.
Supported the Back-to-Natives program
in Orange County.
Funded an environmental education internship
with the CaliorniaDepartment o Forestry.
Goals for 2010
Manage new grants
provided bythe American Forest Foundationto the Caliornia Project LearningTree program in order to expandthe capacity o the programto reach a wider audience o educators in Caliornia.
Expand outreach or theNational Arbor Day postercontest
or 5th grade youth byleveraging additional partnershipswith community organizations.
Continue partnerships withurban and community orestsorganizations
including theCaliornia Department o Forestryand Fire Protection, the CaliorniaUrban Forestry Council, CaliorniaReLea, Project Learning Tree,Project WILD, Project WET,CREEC and other communitygroups sharing similar missions andprogram goals.
or thedevelopment o
a new teachingtool or Caliornia environmentaleducators.
Continue support orthe development o newenvironmental educationleaders.
Continue to supportorganizations engaging youthin environmental education.
Support the national and stateeorts to coordinate the “NoChild Let Inside” initiative
that includes development o astate environmental literacy plan.
Sponsor a student internshipprogram
in Natural ResourceManagement and EnvironmentalEducation.
Expand CCFF’s website
tosupport outreach eorts.
Pursue additional unding
tosupport CCFF’s mission.