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Summer Internship Reflection 2020

Parnia Razinobakht University of Houston- Valenti School of Communications, Graduate Assistant- Center for Diversity & Inclusion “CELF is building community and filling an important gap between sustainability and education— an area that needs to be addressed to create the future advocates, changemakers, and leaders we need!” I had a great experience being part of CELF’s …

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Resilience by Design

By Katie Ginsberg, Founder & Executive Director Pivot. Pivot is the word I have heard and repeated arguably more than any other over the past six months. No mystery there, pivoting was key to pandemic survival for businesses and organizations of all kinds, not to mention for teachers, students and parents. Response to crisis can …

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Virtual Instruction Tools for K-12 Educators

CELF’s approach is to meet teachers where they are and provide relevant and useful resources to bring into the classroom both virtually or in person.  These current times bring blended learning instruction to the forefront and allow for innovative and creative opportunities to engage student collaboration. In order to keep up with the latest shift …

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Giveaway Alert: Social Tech in (and out of) the Classroom

CELF recently announced a new partnership with Air Champions – Social Change Scientists (ACSCS) – powered by McMac Cx and Plume Labs – to expand our Civic Science: Inquiry to Action Air Quality program to K-12 schools across the United States. With generous support of McMac CX, teachers who participate in CELF’s Civic Science program …

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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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We have a lot to report this fall. Click through to learn all about some excellent happenings in the field of Education for Sustainability.

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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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