"This program connected with both my chemistry unit and my ecology unit. The program inspired much deeper discussions with students on environmental justice, something I've been working on for a while and this project allowed me to deepen these conversations." Anna Mello 5th grade teacher, The Chapin School

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Civic Science for Sustainability

Incorporating Inquiry, Place and Action for Sustainable Schools

August 4-6, 2020

CUNY School of Law, Long Island City


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Professional learning program for Grade 5-12 teachers, administrators, and non-formal educators

Enhance understanding of project-based learning and place-based education pedagogical principles and practices within the context of your school community modeling CELF’s Inquiry to Action Framework.

Highlights for 2020

Civic Science: Engage your students as environmental health researchers by connecting real world issues while supporting student learning from inquiry to action

Social Justice: Learn about modes of change and legislative processes while developing action plans to share with community leaders

Environmental Literacy: Connect sustainability concepts to Next Generation Science Standards and 3D STEM learning framework

Takeaways for Summer Institute Participants

  • Content expertise from partners: Mount Sinai Pediatric Health Specialty Unit, Habitat Map, CUNY School of Law and Young Voices for the Planet
  • Knowledge and applications of environmental health
  • Digital toolkit of Civic Science and Place Based Education resources to model CELF's Inquiry to Action framework
  • Technology skills using the AirBeam monitor and AirCasting crowdsourcing app
  • Opportunity to participate with your students in the 2021 NYC CELF Student Symposium