PLG Expansion

Learning Garden opens 10 new gardens in the LA Unified School District & launches in the UK in cooperation with Garden Organic & Seeds of Change.

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Project Hero Pilot

Project Hero pilots in GA, CO, TX, and CA, as a project based learning tool and framework that connects kids to information about locally threatened species, and guides them on a Quest to uncover and implement solutions.  

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25th Anniversary & ecoSTEM

CPF celebrates its 25th anniversary as an organization, and launches a partnership with DonorsChoose.org making best practice hands-on science learning, citizen science, field investigations, and youth-led stewardship projects available through curated EcoSTEM Resource Kits in the subjects of: Pollinators, Renewable Energy, Soils & Decomposition and Water Stewardship.

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Celebration Series & 200 Gardens

In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the animated series, Captain Planet and the Planeteers, CPF hosts the Celebration Series – seven events in five cities (Atlanta, London, New York, Paris, and San Francisco). CPF installs its 200th Project Learning Garden school and adds a fifth (5) FoodCorps member to support the Garden-to-Cafeteria pilot program in partnership with Atlanta Public Schools, Sodexo, and Kaiser Permanente.

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Project Hero

CPF convenes a group of a dozen like-minded conservation and education foundations in Bozeman, MT to discuss a collaborative project to engage K-12 students and their natural empathy for endangered species in a solution-driven web platform to restore habitat loss and reverse biodiversity decline. Participants included: Defenders of Wildlife, E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, National Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy, NatureServe, and the Turner Endangered Species Fund. From that meeting, Project..Read More

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SAGES & Millionth Student Impacted

Under an MOU with Georgia Department of Education, the CPF Education Leadership Center begins working with exemplary science teachers to develop SAGES (Science for All Generations Through Environmental Leadership) – a curriculum that uses the Framework for K-12 education to teach three-dimensional science using the environment as a context for relevant projects and assessments. In the late Fall, CPF directly funds its ONE MILLIONTH child in project-based environmental change-making. CPF..Read More

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New Team & Programs

CPF hires Leesa Carter-Jones as the new Executive Director and the team begins implementing its first operating program, Project Learning Garden in the Atlanta-metro region under the direction of Kyla Van Deusen. That same year, CPF begins building the Education Leadership Center, under the direction of Karan Wood, to begin sharing best practices, resources, and hands-on learning projects in environmental science to the K-12 educational community.

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1st Annual Captain Planet Foundation Gala

During the 20th year celebration, the annual Captain Planet Foundation Gala is born and the Board of Directors develops a new strategic vision for the Foundation. They instruct the staff to review the 20 years of grant-funded projects to determine if there are “best practice” programs and projects that the Foundation can operate to scalable model programs.

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CPF gets rights to show

CPF acquires the rights to exhibit previous episodes of Captain Planet and the Planeteers online and on-air, allowing this valuable resource to reach out and educate the children of today!

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Down to Earth Day Kids Fest

CPF launches its inaugural Down to Earth Day Kids Fest. In its first year, it brings together over 500 youth and their families to celebrate Earth Day by sampling some of the amazing activities that local environmental education partners have to offer the Atlanta community.

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