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Conectando la sostenibilidad con las comunidades hispanas y latinas

Adriana Castro, Facilitadora de Educación y Desarrollo Profesional English Version El equipo de CELF Texas realizó recientemente una excursión para visitar Moonflower Farms en Houston. El propósito de esta visita era volver a conectar con Federico Marques, el director general y fundador, pero también fue una reunión introductoria para mí, la nueva educadora de Texas. …

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Connecting Sustainability with Hispanic and Latino communities

Adriana Castro, Educator and PD Facilitator Version en español The CELF Texas team recently took a field trip to visit Moonflower Farms in Houston. The purpose of this visit was to reconnect with Federico Marques, the CEO and founder, but it was also an introductory meeting for me, the new Texas Educator. Before this visit, …

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Climate Action for Lasting Peace: A reflection on the International Day of Peace

This week, climate leaders from business, government, and grassroots sectors across the globe gather in New York City for the 14th annual Climate Week NYC – hailed as “the biggest global climate event of its kind.” Designed to coincide with the annual United Nations General Assembly, Climate Week NYC is a call to action for …

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No Sustainability without Safety: Reflections and resources for educators and families grappling with gun violence

Tara Stafford Ocansey, Executive Director As an organization dedicated to providing professional learning for educators, we often revisit the grounding question, “What is the purpose of education? While there are many ways to answer this question, we are convinced that no educational purpose can be served by continually, and increasingly, exposing our children to trauma, …

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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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