Celeste Royer, Environmental Education Consultant

Celeste Royer currently serves as the interim director of equity and inclusion for Ten Strands. She is assisting in centering equity within the organization and with the California Environmental Literacy Initiative leadership council. Celeste recently retired from the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education where she was the director of environmental education for 31 years. Celeste directed the Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School for 22 years and served as the statewide director of the California Regional Environmental Education Community Network for 10 years. Celeste served as state chair of the California Outdoor School Association twice and presently serves as the board administrator for the California Environmental Education Foundation. She is an advisor to the Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning & Expertise Sharing program at University of California (UC) Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science and teaches environmental education at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (SLO). In 2019, Celeste was awarded the Howard Bell Award by the California Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education in recognition of decades of service to environmental and outdoor education. Celeste received degrees from UC Los Angeles, San Francisco State University, and Cal Poly, SLO.

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