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Welcome students and teachers

If you’re looking for info on the festival and ideas for year-round environmental STEAM-based learning, you’re in the right place! 

Join Us! 2021 CEFF 4 Classrooms Virtual Festival Info

Join us ONLINE for the first-ever CEFF 4 Classrooms Virtual Festival!  Specially programmed with students (grades 4th-12th) in mind, this FREE youth film screening will take place during our extended festival from February 12-21, 2021!  Stream the films when you and your students have time during the festival week and then join us for a special live educational event Friday, February 19th from 10:00-11:30 am.

CEFF 4 CLASSROOMS Festival AT-A-GLANCE

COSTFREE! PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE VIRTUAL SEATS FOR ALL OF YOUR STUDENTS.

What: Enjoy a 1.5 hour screening of a variety of youth-friendly environmental films, selected from over 130 submitted films this year.  Watch the films when it fits your class schedule anytime between Friday, February 12th and Sunday, February 21st. Selected films will range in length and subject matter. CEFF 4 Classrooms will also include a special live Q & A session with filmmakers and other experts on Friday, February 19th from 10:00-11:30 am! Watching the films prior to the live event is suggested but not required.

How: Films will be screened on our Virtual Festival Platform – Eventive. We encourage you to screen the films with your students. Each teacher will receive 1 free digital unlock code. You may either stream the films in your classroom from the Eventive site (in-person learning) or via Zoom (or your platform of choice) while sharing your video (for distance/remote learning). If needed, we can also provide individual digital unlock codes for your students to watch the films independently. We do have a limit of free unlock codes we can provide, so we strongly encourage you to work as a group (in-person or remotely) to allow for the most number of students and classrooms to enjoy CEFF 4 Classrooms this year! Contact us if you would like more details or want to talk through the possibilities. We will provide detailed directions and technical support to all classrooms registered.

Extras: Each teacher will receive a resource package as well as 1 free unlock code to access another film screening session during the festival.

Your CEFF checklist for the school year:

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Register your class for the Virtual Festival to be held from February 12-21, 2021!

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Access lesson plans and activities from environmental organizations and join a Citizen Science project!

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Explore our collection of festival films featured in previous C4K screenings (look for the green titles)!

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Check out our other resources to gather further inspiration, learn how to get involved, and take action!

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Have questions or suggestions about incorporating your classroom learning into CEFF? 

Environmental Lesson Plans & Activities

Watched the CEFF 4 Classroom films? Expand your classroom experience with these great extensions to deepen learning and create new connections for your students!

E MOVEMENT VIRTUAL LEARNING DATABASE

These resources are intended to provide Colorado teachers with access to high-quality environmental education lessons and activities that students can do from wherever they are.

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EDUCATION

The Resource Library offers high-quality, standards-based, educational resources and activities.

National Park Service

National parks are America’s largest classrooms. Find lesson plans about these great places.

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)

Need a lesson plan for your classroom, a journal article for a writing assignment, or a how-to video for a project? Tap into NAAEE’s resource bank!

National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF)

Select from a variety of resources including, educator toolkits, infographics, apps, and activity guides and learn about other NEEF programs and initiatives.

Colors of Nature

Explore the creativity of science through education kits that highlight how art and science work together to help us understand the world. The activities promote observation and the use of household items to explore color through chemistry, biology, and optics.

Kids for Saving Earth

Since 1989, Kids for Saving Earth has provided “Education into Action” curriculum to thousands of instructors and parents.  As a result, there are now hundreds of thousands of kids and grown-ups all over the planet working to protect the Earth.

Project Learning Tree

Use the environment to engage children in learning – both outside and indoors. Project Learning Tree is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12.

Your True Nature

An easy-to-use curriculum for schoolteachers looking to encourage a love for the natural world and simultaneously develop positive character traits in their students, including three standards and research-based, integrated, K-12 master plans that can be easily modified for any subject and age.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Find an array of environmental and science based lesson plans, activities and ideas from EPA, other federal agencies and external organizations.  Encontrar recursos para estudiantes y maestros.

President’s Environmental Youth Award

The President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) recognizes outstanding environmental projects by K-12 youth. The PEYA program promotes awareness of our nation’s natural resources and encourages positive community involvement.

Citizen Science

Through citizen science, we help scientists answer questions they cannot answer without our help. When we engage in citizen science, we make and share observations, analyze data, begin to formulate questions, experiment, and ultimately construct a deeper understanding about the world, all while advancing important areas of scientific research!  (from SciStarter.com)

The SciStarter mission helps people of all ages discover and get involved in real world science: citizen science.

National Geographic offers Citizen Science projects curated for students in grades 3-12.

The Zooniverse enables everyone to take part in real cutting edge research in many fields and creates opportunities for you to unlock answers and contribute to real discoveries.

Play the world’s first mobile game that takes you outdoors to discover, map, and ultimately help protect life on our planet. Your sightings contribute to real research and conservation.

*These website links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by CEFF of any of the products, services, documentation, advertisement or opinions thereof.  CEFF bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content found at any such website links. Specific questions regarding any content found on such websites should be directed to the appropriate organization.