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


Success Stories

  • Appalachian Forest Heritage Area, Inc
  • Energy-saving stoves and Sustainable Fruit Tree Planting in Uganda
  • EarthLab Investigators in San Diego

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

Our very own Ain Chiké is feature in the New York Times!

  An Urban Gardener Who Grew Up to Be a Planeteer Posted: November 19 By The New York Times – Patrica R. Olsen   Ain Chiké, 34, is an operations manager […]


Appalachian Forest Heritage Area, Inc

Grantee: Appalachian Forest Heritage Area, Inc. – Elkins, West Virginia Project Title: Watershed awareness through youth snorkeling events on the Monongahela Nati Identifying the Obstacles to Environmental Education: Schools in […]