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

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

Civic Science: Inquiry to Action, Winter/Spring 2021

CELF’s Civic Science professional learning program kicked off in January 2021 with over 70 middle and high school teachers from CT, NJ, NY and TX, reaching 10,000+ students. Through participation, teachers learn how to support students in acquiring data analysis and systems thinking skills, along with deep civic content so that students feel empowered to actively participate in their communities.


Membership Program for Schools

CELF has launched our Membership Program pilot for schools! It provides Education for Sustainability digital resources, long-term curriculum and instruction support, team-based and 1:1 coaching support, and flexible program options.

Free Outdoor Learning Resource

Download Our Diversity Hunt Activity

Join our mailing list to download our Diversity Hunt activity which invites learners to engage in their surroundings and works for both in-school and virtual learning.

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. 


Curriculum Exemplars
Sustainability Topics
Teacher Tools

Invest in a Sustainable Future

Our programming relies on support from generous donors like you.

Register for CELF 2021 SUMMER INSTITUTES now!Enroll ASAP for early bird rates.
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