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Educating Civic Scientists for a Zero Waste Future

May 19, 2022 Houston, Texas – Tricon Energy (“Tricon”) and the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation (“CELF”) are collaborating to improve environmental education and equip students with skills to build a zero-waste future. The collaboration brings together CELF’s proven support for sustainability education in school communities with Tricon’s commitments to social inclusion and circular economy. Tricon …

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CELF’s 2022 Student Symposium Recap Highlights Student Projects

At the end of March, CELF concluded its Spring 2022 Civic Science: Inquiry to Action program with a Virtual Student Symposium! This interactive presentation experience gave students and teachers the opportunity to present their semester-long work to each other, the CELF staff, and scholars and educators from other participating schools. Utilizing a place-based approach, students …

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Civic Science in the Classroom: CELF’s Case Studies

Have you ever wondered what Civic Science looks like in the classroom? What the outcomes of student-led research are? Or why Civic Science is important? These are questions we are frequently asked, but there are as many answers as there are classrooms! CELF’s Civic Science: Inquiry to Action program engages students in hands-on learning to identify, …

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The Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation Announces Executive Director Transition

Founder and Executive Director Katie I. Ginsberg will retire after 20 years leading the organization, with new Executive Director Tara Stafford Ocansey joining from Columbia University Valhalla NY, February 16, 2022. The Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) announced today that founder Katie Isaak Ginsberg, who has grown and led the organization tirelessly for the past …

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CELF Virtual Summer Institutes 2021 Recap

Each summer, CELF hosts our annual Summer Institutes to provide an opportunity for educators and administrators to immerse themselves in a multi-day learning experience centered on sustainability, environmental literacy, and both project and problem-based learning methods. This year, the institutes took the form of three virtual professional development programs focused on education for sustainability and …

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CELF 2021 Summer Institutes are Underway

This week, CELF kicked off our summer programming with the first session of Education for Sustainability Institute: Reflecting on What Matters! K-12 educators from all over the country — including New York, Houston, Los Angeles, and more – came together as a virtual community to discover how sustainability can be applied as a critical lens …

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CELF Virtual Student Symposium Spring 2021 Recap

At the end of May, CELF concluded its Spring 2021 Civic Science: Inquiry to Action program with a Virtual Student Symposium! This interactive presentation experience gave students and teachers the opportunity to present their semester-long work to each other, the CELF staff, and scholars and educators from other participating schools. Utilizing a place-based approach, students …

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CELF partners with Teacher Center of Central Westchester to offer a new workshop!

This spring CELF is partnering with the Teacher Center of Central Westchester to conduct a 2 part Series Workshop on “Engaging Students through Inquiry, Place and Action in the Blended Classroom”. Teachers will discover how to boost student engagement by connecting place-based learning to the local environment, geography and history with the integration of mapping …

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Live every day like it’s Earth Day!

We are excited to see more and more signs of spring, and opportunities to reignite students’ learning in some of the outdoor spaces they love most. We invite you to join us for our line-up of programs and activities taking place during Earth Month and beyond: explore CELF’s full spectrum of activities for teachers, students, …

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