Institute Research & Rationale

The work of Captain Planet Foundation and the CPF Institute has been shaped by seminal research about how children connect with nature and learn science; how people come to care about and prioritize the environment; and what factors affect one’s sense of hopelessness or empowerment in the face of challenges. Check out this key research and its impact on our rationale for fostering engaged science.

Framework for K-12 Science Education (National Academies of Science, 2011)

Project-based Learning and its Impact on Student Achievement (Duke and Halvorsen, 2017)

Learning to Love the Natural World Enough to Protect It (Louise Chawla, 2006)

Nature and the Life Course (Wells and Lekies, 2006)

Beyond Ecophobia (Sobel, 1998)