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Region 4 Update: Summer 2024

By Crystal Starr Howe, Region 4 Director

The transition to summer always fills me with mixed emotions. Ending a year with students and saying goodbye at graduations can be bittersweet. Knowing you don’t have to get up with an alarm or pack a lunch for a few weeks can be thrilling. 

This summer, I hope you consider taking up a new hobby, setting up a gratitude journal that can help support you when the school year gets hard, or catching up on that giant to-be-read pile. You might even spend a day investigating a local environmental phenomenon that you want to bring to your students in the coming school year. See the CA Environmental Phenomena Resources to spark your imagination! 

I have enjoyed the opportunity to serve as your CASE Region 4 Director during the past three years. Please reach out to our new Region 4 Director, Amanda Chiatovich Cloutier for information and to share celebrations for Southern California.

Southern California Association of Science Specialists!

SCASS is another opportunity to network with your fellow science leaders in Southern California. This year’s focus is Inspiration, Integration, and Innovation. See the SCASS site for 2024-2025 meeting dates and registration links.

Southern California CA Science Projects have online and in person Professional Learning Opportunities!

See each project for up to date offerings:

Connect to your local Southern California County Office of Education! 



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