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

  • CPF grantee Teachers recognized at the White House!
  • Gwinnett County School Installs Teaching and Demonstration Garden!
  • Project Learning Garden featured on Newark, NJ Patch.com

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
EPA photo07.23.2015

CPF grantee Teachers recognized at the White House!

Jenna Mobley (one of our Project Learning Garden teachers who also writes as part of the SAGES exemplary teacher group) and Robert Hodgdon (a recent EcoTech grant recipient from CPF) […]


PLG school Garden Hills Elementary featured in foodwellalliance.org article

Katie Carlson Creates an Army of School Gardeners Posted: July 14 By Food Well Alliance On a dreary Sunday in March, the courtyard of Garden Hills Elementary School looked like a […]