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

  • Energy-saving stoves and Sustainable Fruit Tree Planting in Uganda
  • EarthLab Investigators in San Diego
  • Mobile Aquaponics Laboratory in Chicago

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

Dole Packaged Foods joins Key Food and CPF to install Project Learning Garden in New York Elementary School

Dole Packaged Foods joins Key Food and Captain Planet Foundation to celebrate Project Learning Garden at PS 354 The Jermaine L. Green STEM Institute of Queens Elementary School Posted: September […]


Three Project Learning garden schools are featured on thenewsstar.com

Let it grow: Three schools get gardens Posted: September 16 By Bonnie Bolden How’s it growing? Students at three local elementary schools will get the opportunity to get hands-on gardening […]