As part of our wellness routine here at CELF HQ, the staff makes an effort to get out of the office and into the fresh air whenever possible. We stride alongside a pond frequented by snapping turtles, white tail deer, Canadian geese, and a variety of birds. Our favorite is the habitual visitor, the great blue heron, standing tall and alone in the pond. It captivates us with its beauty and stance.
“According to North American Native tradition, the Blue Heron brings messages of self-determination and self-reliance. They represent an ability to progress and evolve. ... Blue Herons have the innate wisdom of being able to maneuver through life and co-create their own circumstances.”
We have adopted the blue heron as CELF's muse, inspiring our mission to educate for sustainability with determination and resilience. We stay true to ourselves and stand tall as we
support schools' efforts to prepare and activate
our future change makers.
-Victoria Garufi, Director of Education