Center for Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Education (CELSE)

The Center for Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Education (formerly the Center for the Environment) has as its mission to provide opportunities to enhance student learning (K-16) and engagement in the areas of science, sustainability and environmental studies.

The Center provides guidance, support and coordination of educational and community initiatives to help address Connecticut's need for an environmentally literate populous committed to living a more sustainable lifestyle. Through the Center, SCSU and ConnSCU provide educational experiences aligned with environmental and sustainability education, promoting cross-disciplinary initiatives; engaging in community outreach, and collaboration.

The Center is responsible for coordinating educational activities for K-16 teachers and students and the public on the SCSU campus and Outer Island, in Branford, CT. On the SCSU campus, the Center coordinates Plant it Forward activities at SCSU. Students, faculty or members of the public interested in learning more about the Center should contact Susan Cusato at 203-392-6610 or cusatos1@southernct.edu. For those interested in scheduling an educational visit to Outer Island, please contact Vincent Breslin at breslinv1@southernct.edu. (www.outerisland.org).