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SAM STUDENT ADVISORY BOARD

Karina Franke, Hackley School
Cladia Pou, John Jay High School
Nola Storey, Fox Lane High School

Sinead Hennessy, Eastchester High School
Avery Kayle, Scarsdale High School
Sophia Gutfreund, Masters School
Lazarena Lazarova, Masters School

 

SAM FLYER: In our own words... interested in becoming a CELF Student Ambassador?
Contact CELF to learn more and sign up for 2015 training.


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EXPLORE THE WATERGUIDE:
30+ activities
to explore water and related sustainability issues from multiple perspectives

 

 

 

CELF STUDENT AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

CELF Student Ambassadors (SAMs) receive training in sustainability issues, gain hands-on experience and develop interpersonal skills while making a difference in their own community and communities around the globe. Ambassadors build relationships within their schools and with students from other high schools while representing CELF at local, regional and national events.

In addition to gaining the opportunity to present at numerous local events this spring, Student Ambassadors are eligible to represent CELF at two national conferences over Earth Day weekend. Click on the hyperlinked event names below for further program information.

CELF STUDENT AMBASSADOR TRAINING VIDEO

 

 

REGISTER YOUR EVENT to join the CELF LifeStraw "100 Schools" Water Campaign

2014-2015 EVENTS CALENDAR (more to come):

  • APR 11-12, 2015: EPA P3: People, Prosperity and the Planet Student Design Competition for Sustainabililty, on The Mall, Washington, DC. Select SAMs will host a booth for the two day EXPO and have an opportunity to visit with scientists, engineers, college students and sustainability leaders. Application details to follow in Jan 2015.


  • DEC 16, 2014: SPEAKER PANEL: Feeding a Healthy Future
    What are we putting in our mouths?! Creating healthy and sustainable food systems that benefit us and our communities and the public. Panelist:
    • Victoria L. Mayer, MD, MS, Asst Professor, Dept of Population Health Science & Policy &, Dept of Internal Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital
    • Frances Pavich, owner and president of FMP Vineyards & Franny's Organic; President/founder of Back to the Garden
    • Cynthia Brennan, owner of TABLE Local Market
  • NOV 20, 2014: Rye Middle School "Global Justice Day". CELF SAMs hosted four workshops on "Design for the Other 90%"
  • SEP 17, 2014: Whole Foods Market Yonkers 5% Day in support of Education for Sustainability and STEM teacher training in Yonkers Public School. CELF SAMs LifeStraw Demonstrations - 4 pm - 7 pm. Educational Store Tour with Whole Foods Experts - 4 pm.
  • SEP 14, 2014: Whole Foods Market South Beach 5% Day in support of CELF LifeStraw "100 Schools" Campaign - Community filters for schools Haiti! Miami Student Ambassadors LifeStraw demonstrations all afternoon.

2013 - 2014 EVENTS CALENDAR:

REGISTER FOR ALL EVENTS VIA EMAIL TO PATTI BRESSMAN, CELF Director of Student Programs


CELF was a proud Official Partner of the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival, held April 24-27, 2014 in Washington, D.C. CLICK HERE to read more about our booth and see CELF Student Ambassadors in action.

The USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo hosted over 225,000 K-12 students and parents, including over 5,000 teachers and over 3,000 STEM professionals experiencing the largest, most interactive celebration of STEM!

Participants included more than 750 of the World's leading professional scientific and engineering societies, universities, government agencies, high tech corporations and STEM outreach and community organizations.

Next event happens in 2016 - this is a NOT to be missed field trip for students and teachers! For more information and plan your visit see www.usasciencefestival.org.


SAM PANEL DISCUSSION: FEEDING A HEALTHY FUTURE
John Jay High School, Cross River, NY - Dec 16, 2014. See CELF FACEBOOK for additional photos.


CLICK HERE TO READ HIGHLIGHTS FROM APRIL 2014

USA Science and Engineering Festival and EPA P3: People, Prosperity and the Planet Student Design Competition for Sustainability
Washington National Convention Center, Washington, DC - April 25-27, 2014



Green Festival NYC
Pier 94, New York City - April 27, 2014

   

 

SAM 2014 Fundraisers

Whole Foods Miami Beach, FL, Sept 2014
Whole Foods Yonkers, NY, Sept 2014

 

SAM FIELD TRIP FORMS (REQUIRED FOR OUT-OF-TOWN EVENTS):

 

 



STUDENT AMBASSADOR MATERIALS:

SAM HOW-TO GUIDE

2014 STUDENT AMBASSADOR FEEDBACK:

"I'm so grateful to be part of CELF! Joining the SAM advisory board is one of the best decisions I've made in high school. Thanks again for all the opportunities!"

"The speakers, conventions, local events, galas, and even trainings are all very informative and continue to expose SAMs to the endless possibilities to incorporate sustainability into our lives."

"I loved how interscholastic this program was, and how organized it was. Patti (CELF) does a great job of getting things together and getting things done."

"I had a really great time as a SAM this year! I will definitely be continuing my involvement and work towards spreading further involvement into my school more."

 

CELF LifeStraw "100 Schools Campaign"

CELF Student Ambassador Program generously supported by Whole Foods Market.

 

 

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