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


  • 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

  • Grantee Success Stroy – Burrowing Owl, Burrow Restoration Project – Cooper City, FL
  • First Lego League Robotics – 2014 EcoTech Grantee
  • Great HGTV Gardens Feature on Garden based education

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

Grantee Success Stroy – Burrowing Owl, Burrow Restoration Project – Cooper City, FL

Updates on the Burrowing Owl, Burrow Restoration Project from Cooper City, FL: Article: School environmental groups help with Cooper City project By Fallan Patterson Concern for burrowing owls living in […]


Project Learning Garden Program Highlighted in Awesome AJC Article

Efforts underway to turn Atlanta food deserts into oases Posted: Saturday, March 14 By Gracie Bonds Staples   “Community gardens come in all shapes and sizes. Fayette County Master Garden […]