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

  • 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
  • Science education and leadership development in Denver, Colorado – 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
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Barbara Pyle answers how the arts can encourage climate action

12 ways the arts can encourage climate action Posted: April 25 By Anna Leach   Barbara Pyle, Executive Producer of Captain Planet & the Planeteers and Co-Founder of Captain Planet […]

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Fox 5 News Atlanta features Mays High School greenhouse

Students use love of science & nutrition to help others enjoy healthier school lunches Posted: April 25 By Portia Bruner   A greenhouse and a school of fish are giving students […]