Celeste Royer

Celeste Royer is a veteran administrator with 35 years of experience in environmental and outdoor education. As director of environmental education at the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education, she directed Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School’s residential, field, and classroom programs. As director of the California Regional Environmental Education Community Network, she built regional and statewide partnerships to support environmental education programs and initiatives. She also provided 30 years of leadership and support to the California Outdoor School Association. A strong advocate of environmental literacy for all, Celeste serves on numerous boards and advisory committees of organizations that promote equity and justice in environmental education, including Youth Outside and UC Berkeley’s BEETLES Project. Celeste holds degrees from UCLA, SFSU, and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Celeste's stories

A Blueprint for Change: CAELI’s Theory of Action Revised

What is a Theory of Action? Great question, I’m so glad you asked. There are several definitions, but here are a few that will give us a general understanding.  A theory of action is a hypothesis about what will happen when a set of strategies is implemented. Developing a theory of action requires using critical … READ MORE

CAELI Community-Based Partner Hub Continues to Connect Leaders to Local Environment-Based Learning Opportunities

The CAELI Community-Based Partner (CBP) Hub launched in spring 2021 with the goal of increasing visibility and access to environmental education partners. It was a vital need for the environmental literacy space and has served as a reliable central repository for districts, schools, and teachers to identify programs that align with their local needs and … READ MORE