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)
  • Mill Park Collaborative (Stamford, CT)
  • Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River (Yonkers, NY)
  • Strawtown Studio (Nyack, NY)
  • Teatown Lake Reservation (Ossining, NY)

CELF in the Field Registration

New York Field Experience for Educators
Registration Open

Tracks and Traces of Outdoor Wildlife at Teatown Lake (Ossining, NY)

Explore the tracks and traces of wildlife at Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining, NY. During this outdoor experience, you will take a short hike in the winter woods and learn how to identify tracks and traces of local wildlife. This outdoor field experience includes activities to spark inspiration of sustainability and place-based learning in the natural world with applications to bring back to your classroom.

Registration required.
New York teachers are eligible for 2-hour CTLE credits.
Snacks will be provided.

Location: Teatown Lake Reservation
1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY 10562
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023
Time:
4:30pm-6:30pm ET

Program Rate: Free

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Connecticut Field Experience for Educators Registration Open

The Mill River Watershed & Urban Communities (Stamford, CT)

Discover ways to integrate sustainability, history, and place at Mill River Park in Stamford, CT. Along the Mill River watershed in downtown Stamford, you can bask in a vibrant urban green space and visit the new Discovery Center! This outdoor field experience includes activities to spark inspiration of sustainability and place-based learning in the natural world with applications to bring back to your classroom.

Registration required.
New York teachers are eligible for 2-hour CTLE credits.
Snacks will be provided.

Location: Mill River Park Discovery Center
1050 Washington Blvd, Stamford, CT 06903
Date: Thursday, February 23, 202
Time:
4:30pm-6:30pm ET

Program Rate: Free

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New York Field Experience for Educators
Registration Open

Analyzing & Interpreting Scientific Data from the Hudson River (Yonkers, NY)

Along the beautiful banks of the Hudson River at the Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River in Yonkers, NY, identify and interpret data sets. Leave with tools that can help you and your students make sense of graphs, figures, sketches, and data representation. This outdoor field experience includes activities to spark inspiration of sustainability and place-based learning in the natural world with applications to bring back to your classroom.

Registration required.
New York teachers are eligible for 2-hour CTLE credits.
Snacks will be provided.

Location: Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak
35 Alexander St, Yonkers, NY 10701
Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023
Time:
4:30pm-6:30pm ET

Program Rate: Free

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