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CT Experiential Learning Center

Register Now for 2014-15 Academic Year

Thinking About Middle School?  

CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) is now accepting registrations for 2014-15 academic year.

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Find out why parents choose CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) for middle school.

Science Fair at CELCSmall classes, exceptional academics, hands-on and real-world learning experiences for the 5th – 8th grade student.

Contact mandm@CTExperiential.org or call 203.433.4658 for more information.


The Latest CELC Events

Energy, Resources, and Sustainability at CELC

CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Sustainability Fair and Share Day was a great success!  Held at the Blackstone Library in Branford, students set up elaborate interactive displays and shared with the public, family, and friends who attended the event.  Topics related to different renewable and nonrenewable energy sources and included geothermal, biomass, solar, wind, oil, natural gas, hydropower, and nuclear energy.

CELC Sustainability Fair at Blackstone Library in BranfordCELC’s theme this year was Ecology and Sustainability.  As part of this study, students learned about biomes, ecosystems, and environmental issues. They worked to understand a variety of topics, such as climate change and its related potential consequences, the benefits of locally-grown food, and clean water.  Students spent a week out-of-doors, living and learning at KROKA Expeditions in New Hampshire.   They learned firsthand what it might mean to live sustainably, living on the land, and employed KROKA’s motto “where consciousness meets wilderness” in an authentic way.  Students began to notice and state how “living simply can be very rich”.

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News of the Week

A Week at KROKA in New Hampshire

The CELC year-end adventure ties into our annual thematic study.  This year: Ecology and Sustainability.  KROKA Expeditions in Marlow, New Hampshire, whose motto “where consciousness meets wilderness”,  became the perfect choice to integrate and truly experience sustainable living.

CT Experiential Learning Center at KROKA  Expeditions

Leaving Connecticut along Interstate 91-North, we noticed the landscape change and soon were amidst open fields, old-style farmhouse scenery, wooded landscape, and winding  country roads.  KROKA itself is situated upon a hillside.  There is a large farmhouse where the director and his family live, a post and beam barn, a winding wooden pathway crossing through the large campus, gardens, a greenhouse, chickens, and a pasture with two cows and a horse.  CT Experiential Learning Center at Kroka ExpeditionsAll the camp dwellings are hand built by staff, along with students, and are a combination of yurts, tent platforms, and unique Scandinavian or Cree Indian-style “hobbit houses”;  we were assigned to the latter.   [Read More...]