Leadership Center

The Captain Planet Foundation Leadership Center bridges the Foundation’s external programs, such as grants to support environmental education projects across the world, and its internal programs, including the Learning Gardens, Youth Planeteer Clubs and other demonstration projects. Its mission is to support environmental literacy and stewardship by promoting best practices in the field. Inspired by ideas gleaned from twenty years of Foundation-funded projects; and based on research into childhood education and activities; as well as evaluation of promising programs, the Leadership Center shares the most effective curricula, techniques, approaches and strategies for empowering the next generation of Earth’s caretakers.

Curriculum and Projects

  • Best environmental ed for K-12
  • Citizen science & stewardship projects
  • Aligned to Next Gen Science Standards


  • Funders and freebies for ee
  • Creating outdoor learning areas
  • Teacher toolkit, lessons, and links

Best Practices

  • How-to guides for grant applicants
  • Model programs and protocols
  • Making ee programs resilient


Success Stories

  • Atlanta Public School Students are Growing Veggies for their School Cafeteria!
  • Emerson Farm Pollinator and Beekeeping Garden in Chapel Hill, NC – Grantee Project Spotlight
  • Making the Gowanus Canal Clean & Green in Brooklyn, New York – Grantee Project Spotlight

Small Grants

  • $500 - $2500 matching grants
  • Empower kids to solve problems
  • Foster hands-on learning

Learning Gardens

  • Garden templates and designs
  • Lessons aligned to standards
  • Wiki for teachers

Youth Planeteer Clubs

  • Fun eco-activities for kids
  • Projects to save the Earth
  • Register your Club here

Global Planeteers

  • Meet other grown-up Planeteers
  • Plan events and create change
  • Planet Blog and @ #GoPlanet

Recent News & Events
Sumer photo05.16.2016

Get To Know FoodCorps Service Member Sumer Ladd

Sumer Ladd Project Learning Garden schools: Clarkdale Elementary, Cobb County King Springs Elementary, Cobb Cooper Middle, Cobb What is your motivation to work with school gardens? I believe that school […]

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Atlanta Public School Students are Growing Veggies for their School Cafeteria!

Captain Planet Foundation’s Garden-to-Cafeteria Pilot has launched with great success in Atlanta Public Schools (APS). With the success of Project Learning Garden across over 50 schools in APS, the next logical step was […]