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

Resources

  • 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

Next Generation Science and STEM

  • Professional development
  • Strategies for integrating ee
  • Evaluating effectiveness of ee

Success Stories

  • Great HGTV Gardens Feature on Garden based education
  • Learn How to use a Garden Tower from this GRantee video
  • Community Bottle Blocks and Model Eco-Learning Center

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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Marin County ELEGANT FARM TO TABLE DINNER photos & Press

  AWAKENING FUTURE GENERATIONS: AN ELEGANT FARM TO TABLE DINNER September 13, 2014 The Captain Planet Foundation and Cool The Earth hosted a Co-Benefit in Marin County, Califonia at the […]

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NYC Learning Garden Grant Contest winners announced!

  Congratulations to the 3 Grand Prize winners of the DOLE Fruit Bowls®, Key Food and Captain Planet Foundation NYC Learning Garden Grant Contest! Clara Barton Campus (P.S. 50, P.S. […]