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

Next Generation Science and STEM

  • Professional development
  • Strategies for integrating ee
  • Evaluating effectiveness of ee

Success Stories

  • Gwinnett County School Installs Teaching and Demonstration Garden!
  • Project Learning Garden featured on Newark, NJ Patch.com
  • Snow Science at Mount Spokane State Park

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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Insightful Article from Nature Conservancy Intern

Captain Planet Stressed Me Out Posted: June 30 By Caitlin McColloch – From The Nature Conservancy Up Close blog post. Also, visit Cool Green Science the Science blog of The Nature Conservancy As a […]

new_image_falcon06.17.2015

Atlanta Falcons new stadium will include edible gardens!

Grounds of new Falcons stadium will include edible gardens Posted: June 17 By Tom Oder – Atlanta Magazine When the new Atlanta Falcons stadium opens for the 2017 NFL season, […]