Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation - Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation

Establishing sustainability as an integral part of every child’s K-12 learning experience.

2022 Summer Institutes are Here!

At CELF, we recognize that the disruption of the last two years – lost classroom hours, new demands on teachers, student frustration and grief – weighs heavily on educators of all types. When we ask “What does sustainability mean NOW?,” we look outward to environmental remediation, and inward to restoring self-worth and motivation.

2022 Registration Now Open! Join us this Summer for our Summer Institutes in-person and virtually. Each Institute offers standards-aligned, credit-based programming, geared toward a national audience of K-12 educators.


Ready to be a Sponsor?

Join CELF in supporting timely and powerful programs, like the Summer Institutes, for students and teachers in your communities! You and your organization can both learn from and contribute to environmental literacy and sustainability.

You can help us provide engaging, place-based civic science and sustainability programs that allow students and teachers alike to develop essential systems thinking skills and thrive through creative, authentic learning experiences.

Preparing Future Citizens & Leaders

CELF’s integrated approach transforms learning into an authentic exploration of real-world problems, centered in and around the school community. Using sustainability as a guiding framework, we help schools embed place- and project-based learning into existing curriculum, across all subject areas. 

What is Education for Sustainability (EFS)?

EFS helps students understand the interconnectedness of the environment, economy, and society, and provides them with the skills, perspectives, values and knowledge to make responsible decisions for building a sustainable future.

Our Programs

Since its inception, CELF has provided consulting services, professional development programs and student training programs with a goal of making sustainability education an integral part of the K-12 learning experience. 


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Invest in a Sustainable Future

Our programming relies on support from generous donors like you.

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