Community work is an integral part of hands-on learning and combining theory and practice in the program. CELP students complete 28 hours of service.
Earthkeepers, community projects, community days and environmental advocacy are some of the activities that CELP students lead and take part in.
Activities accompany courses in Civics and Careers that cover topics such as the functions of government, international issues, team building, problem solving, conflict resolution and communication. As part of the Environmental Science course, students work with environmental experts, town officials and community members.
Earthkeepers is two day event led by CELP students for local grade five students integrating themes and drama. It is a fun and challenging program that takes significant planning.
Community Environmental Projects include tree planting on local farms or public land, annual Earth Day activities, and the Waterloo Children's Water Festival.
Community Events include local festivals, unique community days and many other engaging activities that allow CELP students to build skills and contribute to their community.