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

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)

CELF in the Field Registration

CELF in the Field NY Registration Open

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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For more information and scholarship inquiries, please email Victoria Garufi

CELF in the Field HTX Registration Closed

Know Your Watershed

Location: Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center
20634 Kenswick Dr, Humble, TX 77338
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Time: 9am-11:30am

As part of the Houston Summer Institute, Texas Educators have the opportunity to join the Jesse Jones Park and Nature Center and the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) to explore educational opportunities on both land and water. Participants will engage in place-based learning by utilizing tools and lessons to explore air and water quality and local biodiversity and history.

Are you interested in programs and events in the Houston region? Contact us

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

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