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

Kale Chips At School! – Video

Captain Planet Foundation, Dole Packaged Foods and Tops Friendly Markets celebrate their partnership to bring Project Learning Garden to schools in Buffalo, NY.

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FED UP movie and Educational Kit available to 10,000 teachers – For FREE!

Attention teachers: The FED UP film team has used a Kickstarter Campaign to raise enough money to make the FED UP movie and Educational Kit available to 10,000 teachers – […]