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

  • CPF grantee Teachers recognized at the White House!
  • Gwinnett County School Installs Teaching and Demonstration Garden!
  • Project Learning Garden featured on Newark, NJ Patch.com

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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Chesnut Charter elementary students experience hands-on science lessons in school garden

  School News Posted: September 3 By thecrier.net     Chesnut Charter Elementary students recently spent time in Chesnut Garden experiencing a hands-on science lesson on composting, planting and harvesting. The program was […]

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The Nature Conservancy, a CPF partner, Opened Their Garden Grant Application Today – Apply Now!

Application Period for Nature Works Everywhere Garden Grants Opens Today! The Nature Conservancy wants to help build, amend or revitalize school gardens while promoting environmental education through the creation of […]