In February 2016, the Aquarium of the Pacific hosted the education leaders of CELC institutions for a two-day workshop to better understand each member’s unique strengths and contributions to the network. Eighteen months later, the Shedd Aquarium hosted the second workshop, in which participants engaged in collaborative discussions about the next steps for CELC. In October 2019, the group gathered a third time to assess progress and collaborate on initiatives, discussing how to strategically move forward with tangible impacts.

Two people look at a paper that lists CELC's strategic plan
CELC Workshop members strategically plan for future of the Network at the 2017 CELC Education Directors Workshop. (Maggie Allen/NOAA)