Center for Environmental Literacy

&quot;The Heron&quot; by Yitian Gao. Fremont, CA.  River of Words 2018 Finalist<br />Robert Hass Brings

River of Words

to Book Passage By-the-Bay


Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 6 p.m.

Book Passage By-the-Bay 100 Bay Street Sausalito, CA 94965

Join the Center for Environmental Literacy and River of Words for an evening full of creativity and conversation, this November 1st at 6pm. The evening will include a reading with River of Words Founder Bob Hass and some of our local River of Words winners and finalists.

Help us celebrate the art and poetry of our talented young watershed explorers, share stories from our arts-integrated curriculum, and discuss the exciting future of River of Words.

Space is limited! 

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Our Mission

The Center for Environmental Literacy (CEL) was founded to promote innovative, low-cost, community-based strategies for connecting youth to the wonder and workings of the natural world. CEL provides “education for sustainability,” striving to meet broad goals of education reform, community building, and leadership training, with special focus given to the themes of environmental justice and art activism.

CEL empowers educators to adopt a cross disciplinary approach that balances inquiry based learning and environmental literacy to provide children with a more holistic education. CEL enables students and their communities to work toward creative, environmentally responsible, equitable societies by finding common purpose and deepening the connections between people and place.

In 2011, River of Words Collection of Children’s Environmental Art and Poetry, which was co-founded by former US Poet Laureate Robert Hass and writer Pamela Michael, became a part of the new Center for Environmental Literacy in the Kalmanovitz School of Education at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California.

The River of Words Collection of Children’s Art and Poetry, one of the largest in the world, now resides at Saint Mary’s and is available for scholarly research.