CELF in the Field - Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation

CELF in the Field

CELF in the Field provides educators with the opportunity to engage in place-based learning through the lens of sustainability. Participants engage and collaborate alongside CELF’s education team, fellow educators, and field experts through outdoor experiential learning. These programs ignite a connection to the natural world, provide a sense of place, and enhance classroom learning.

The Benefits for Teachers:

  • Acquire new lesson materials in the field for your students
  • Enhance your ability to incorporate sustainability in your lessons
  • Connect the natural world to students for higher engagement
  • Cultivate local relationships and new partnerships
  • Earn professional learning credits per state and district policies

Past CELF in the Field programming:

  • Field water quality testing
  • Lessons discussing local biodiversity and historical aspects of regional indigenous tribes
  • Local watershed instruction and identification
  • Canoeing with the practice of “plogging”, a Swedish word for actively picking up plastic waste while exercising
  • Reflections of nature through artistic and musical lenses
  • Hiking along the Hudson River

Interested in what we do? Partner with us for CELF in the Field Experiences!

CELF in the Field Partners
  • Jesse Jones Park and Nature Center (Humble, TX)
  • Strawtown Studio (Nyack, NY)
  • Mill Park Collaborative (Stamford, CT)

CELF in the Field Registration

CELF in the Field CT Registration Open

Activating Sustainability in Reclaimed Urban Green Spaces

Location: Mill River Park
1010 Washington Blvd., Stamford, CT 06901
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022
3:30pm-5:30pm ET

Join the CELF and the Mill River Park Collaborative to connect your teaching practice to place-based learning in the natural world. Participants in this program will discover biodiversity and native riparian wildlife along the park’s restored river bed. We will explore how environ-mental policy can shape sustainability discussions in the classroom and allow children to grasp the delicate balance between people and the natural world, even in cities.

Program Rate: $25 ($20 group rate)
Scholarships available

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CELF in the Field NY Registration Open

Activating Sustainability through Community Park Restoration

Location: Bronx River Reservation
198 Central Park Ave., White Plains, NY 10606
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
3:30pm-5:30pm ET

Join CELF and the Westchester Parks Foundation to remove waste from the Bronx River and surrounding green spaces while you track findings for ongoing research. This activity models how to enrich environmental clean-up projects with learning and context and to connect sustainability to your classroom practices. Tools and gear will be provided for all.
This activity supports the Clean River Project.

Program Rate: Free

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Stay tuned for future CELF in the Field experiences in the NY Tri-State Area and Houston Region!

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