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: $50 ($40 group rate)

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CELF in the Field NY Registration Closed

Activating Sustainability through Art

Location: Strawtown Studio, Marydell Faith and Life Center
640 North Midland Ave., Nyack, NY 10960
Date: Friday, July 15, 2022
10am-4pm ET

Join Strawtown Art and Garden Studio and the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) for a day of reflection, creative expression, and connection with nature on the beautiful banks of the Hudson River. Participants will learn art-infused approaches to embedding place-based Education for Sustainability (EfS) within their teaching practice.

Program Rate: $75 ($65 group rate)

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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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