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Straight from the Source: Teacher Takeaways from CELF’s 2020 Summer Institutes

Join us for our final Summer Institute of 2020: Summer Institute Reimagined: Civic Science: Inquiry to ActionJuly 21-23 & July 28-30This 6-day (15 hour) online institute will enhance participants’ understanding of project-based learning and place-based education, principles and practices within the context of your school community modeling CELF’s Inquiry to Action Framework.

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Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation Partners with the Air Champions – Social Change Scientists Initiative to Expand Civic Science Air Quality Program for K-12 Schools

Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) is pleased to announce its new partnership with Air Champions – Social Change Scientists (ACSCS) – powered by McMac Cx and Plume Labs – to expand CELF’s Civic Science: Inquiry to Action Air Quality program to K-12 schools across the United States. The partnership provides educational resources and training along …

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CELF workshops now eligible for CTLE credit

The Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation received some exciting news this fall from the New York State Education Department, (NYSED).  Our application to be a Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) was approved!  Any professional classroom teacher or school leader must complete CTLE hours in order to retain their certification.  CELF will now be …

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CELF welcomes partnership with Lynne Cherry and Young Voices for the Planet

Education for Sustainability can be a difficult task to accomplish in an ever-changing world. Students today face unprecedented challenges: climate change, gun violence, social injustice, and the depletion of resources.  While we at the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) believe these challenges present students with opportunities to innovate solutions, develop critical and systems thinking skills, …

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Welcome, Houston!

We are so excited to announce the launch of CELF- Houston, the Texas branch of our organization. Houston-based educators Lisa Gianukos and Amanda Brown joined our team in July, bringing with them a wealth of experience as both Texas classroom teachers and department chairs, curriculum designers and environmental educators.  Living and learning in the heart …

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A Sustainable Putnam Valley

Over the past two years, the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation has been working with the Putnam Valley Central School District to develop sustainability as an integral part of teaching and learning across all grade levels. The project’s goal was to create a lasting legacy of an environmental and civic-minded school community with a deep connection …

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STUDENT CITIZEN SCIENTISTS IN ACTION!

Our CELF Citizen Science: Connecting Classrooms to Community program is well underway for the spring semester. After two professional learning workshops held in January and March, teachers are now back in their classrooms helping their students collect neighborhood data with AirBeam technology.  They will be collecting particulate matter readings over the coming month, and will learn …

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SUPPORTS CELF CITIZEN SCIENCE PROGRAM

Now in its second year, the CELF Citizen Science: Connecting Classroom to Community program has exciting new support from the National Geographic Society.  Through a National Geographic Explorer grant and a Geo-Inquiry Process partnership, the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation — CELF — , has expanded the semester long program that engages students (grades 5-8) as …

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CELF Salon: Environmental Literacy for Our Children's Heads, Hearts & Hands

“CELF is needed now more than ever.” — Dr. Maida Galvez On January 24, 2019, CELF celebrated 15 years of providing environmental literacy and sustainability programs for K-12 schools with a speaker salon held at The Astor House in New York City. The event highlighted CELF’s mission to ensure education for sustainability as an integral …

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CELF Stories from the Field

Creative, dedicated teachers are CELF's inspiration. When we work with schools to integrate environmental literacy across the curriculum, we see some amazing outcomes. We'd love to hear from YOU how CELF programs have been integrated into your classrooms and the change you’ve seen in your students as a result. "CELF Stories from the Field" is …

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CELF Citizen Science Student Symposium with Mount Sinai PESHU and CUNY Law – April 28, 2018.

 NYC middle school students and teachers shared AirBeam data and pollution prevention plans developed as a result of their findings. Each participating school presented their Air Quality Citizen Science projects as connected to environmental health impacts and local NYC communities. See video message from grantor, NYSP2I.   Director, NYSP2I Chuck Ruffing Congratulates CELF, Project Partners, Teachers …

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