New Year, New Programs
Educators: Are you looking to reinspire yourself AND your students in 2022? Join us on an environmental and civics journey!
Teachers and administrators of all experience levels are welcome to join this year's multi-state cohort of 5th-12th grade educators applying CELF's Inquiry to Action framework to real-world learning in their school communities. This program is designed to support educators at any point in their civic science journeys. Teams are welcome!

Sign up to participate in 6 virtual, synchronous sessions today!

Tuesdays & Thursdays in February
@ 6pm ET/5pm CT

(Hosted on Zoom)

Scholarships and stipends made possible through the support of the National Geographic Society, Linde PLC, and the San Diego Foundation.
2021: Our Largest Civic Science Participation Yet
“Being able to work on a long-term project with peers helped students create much needed bonds during their year of remote and hybrid learning. ... I am so grateful that CELF designed a live online experience where my students could feel pride in presenting their research to experts and recognize the importance of air quality research.”
--E. Hollyday (HS Earth Science teacher, NY) 
“Students researched the history of asthma rates in our community discovering that we are part of a region in NYC referred to as Asthma Alley. ... Through the creation of art, students were able to express a deep understanding of the challenges facing their community."
--C. Castro (HS Earth Science
teacher, NY) 
The Perspective of an Environmental Scientist
Professor Brian Shmaefsky of Lone Star College-Kingwood was tasked with measuring the impact of CELF’s Civic Science program on students’ approach to civic action and environmental stewardship.

"This program uses civic engagement as a way to empower students, to apply science and a problem-solving method that impacts their lives and improves their community."
--Dr. B. Shmaefsky, Lone Star College-Kingwood
Become a CELF Member Today!
Is your school using outdoor learning spaces? Exploring PBL? Pursuing community partnerships? Looking for inspiration and support from sustainability-minded teachers and professionals?

CELF's Membership platform provides space, resources and expert facilitation for teachers to connect for thought-exchange, community building, and self-paced learning centered on ideas of sustainability and environmental literacy. Click HERE to learn more!
Match met! Heartfelt Gratitude to Our Supporters
With the support of friends like you, CELF completed a successful end-of-year campaign. $50,000 of your donations were matched through the generosity of the Krueger family.

Today and everyday, your donations help bring future-ready skills and understanding to a growing number of teachers and students.
In Memoriam: E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity Pioneer and Educator
We are grateful for the extraordinary scientific and educational contributions of the late E.O. Wilson, pioneer of evolutionary biology, naturalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

Our Executive Director, Katie Ginsberg, attributes his book, The Future of Life, as a seminal influence to founding CELF: “His evocative and nuanced explanation of why biodiversity matters was a call to action that could not be ignored. He articulated the importance of developing curiosity, understanding interconnectedness, and finding passion for the natural world from a young age.”

His work will live on through thousands of his students, colleagues, readers, scientists, conservationists and educators around the world. Learn more: E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation.
Photo credit: Jim Harrison - PLoS