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

  • Using Technology to Investigate Urban Ponds – EcoTech Grantee Success Story
  • Bird and Bat Box Building – Grantee Success Story
  • Rhode Island Youth Conservation League – Grantee Success Story

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

People TV (channel 24) coverage of CPF/PLG at Champion Middle School

Posted: October By earthchannel.com     Checkout this great half-hour feature that People TV (channel 24 in metro Atlanta) did about Champion Middle School’s CPF Project Learning Garden garden towers. It stars […]


CPF loves its fiscal partner, Seed Life Skills!

Chef Hugh Acheson is on a Mission to Save Home Economics Posted: November 10 By Andre Gallant  / www.modernfarmer.com Almeta Tulloss strides between two rows of school desks and attracts the […]