Center of Environmental Literacy

The Center for Environmental Literacy (CEL) at Saint Mary’s is one example of the institution’s commitment to exploring new definitions of sustainability and new ways to create impact.

Founded in 2011, the CEL explores and promotes educational programming and professional development opportunities for educators to integrate nature and the arts into academic curricula. Located in the Kalmanovitz School of Education, CEL develops new approaches to learning that engage students and teachers more actively in the cultural, scientific and social dimensions of environmental study. River of Words, CEL’s annual flagship program, works to connect children to their watersheds and their imaginations through innovative, interdisciplinary K-12 classroom and field programs.

For more info on CEL and the River of Words program (and to experience great youth art and poetry), visit their site.Fishermen at Work" by Jerrika Shi (17), International Grand Prize Winner, Manila, Philippines(c) 2014 River of Words