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

3-DIMENSIONAL SCIENCE, STEM, NGSS & SAGES

Success Stories

  • School Composting Project in Philadelphia
  • Lake Lanier and West Point Lake Floating Classroom in Atlanta, GA
  • Family Outdoor Adventure Series in Alma, CO

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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Mental Floss wrote a great piece about the Captain Planet and the Planeteers cartoon.

How ‘Captain Planet’ Turned Kids Green Posted: August 18 By Jake Rossen / Mental Floss Sometime in the late 1980s, Ted Turner came to a conclusion about Scooby-Doo: It didn’t have […]

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Back to school gardening!

Welcome back to school! Summer is such a brief window of time, and there are few days even during the summer when the school is completely empty. However, for most […]