Helen de la Maza worked for Orange County Department of Education's Inside the Outdoors program for 9 years.
In October 2006 she resigned from her position there to explore the world of Consulting.
is currently writing curriculum for a statewide project, as well as working for a few local environmental education organizations on specific projects.
Helen is also the Region 9B (Orange County) Coordinator for CREEC (California Regional Environmental Education Community).
The mission of CREEC
is to develop a communication network which provides educators with access to "high quality" environmental education resources to enhance the environmental literacy of California Students.
CREEC website is http://www.creec.org/region9b/.
Helen is also a facilitator for Project WILD, Project Learning Tree , and Population Connection , and enjoys sharing these curricula with teachers and other environmental educators.
In fact, Helen was presented Population Connection's "Most Valuable Trainer" Award for 2006!
Helen loves Earth and nature, and has been known to hug more than just a few trees.
thinks the best way for everyone to learn is through hands-on experiences, which are an integral component of outdoor education.