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

During the 2020-2021 school year, CELF will be offering Civic Science Inquiry to Action in various configurations to educators across the country. To help us match you to the most suitable cohort and to available scholarship/stipend opportunities, please take a few minutes to complete this brief application. Based on your responses, we will notify you of acceptance and program details on a rolling basis as applications come in (by the end of January 2021).


Teacher Environmental Literacy Series

Join CELF and teachers from around the country as we explore sustainability through the lens of the environment, equity and economics. Guest teachers will join us to share “bright spots” that model best practices to leverage the 3E’s into your virtual and/or hybrid K-12 classrooms.

TELS Session 1: Sustainability through the Environment with Ellisha Newton

Tues., Nov 10 at 7:00-8:30 PM EST (Zoom)

TELS Session 2: Sustainability through Economic Vitality, with John Sigren

Tues., Dec 1 at 7:00-8:30 PM EST (Zoom)

TELS Session 3: Sustainability through Equitable communities

Tues., Jan 19 at 7:00-8:30 PM EST (Zoom)

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.

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