Family Outdoor Adventure Series in Alma, CO

Young children learning about rocks in outdoor classroom

Grantee: Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative – Alma, ColoradoProject Title: Family Outdoor Adventure Series Identifying the Obstacles to Environmental Education:South Park is a spectacularly beautiful location adjacent to the Mosquito Range Mountains. Yet many families never explore the mountains due to lack of knowledge, job pressure, discomfort, & other reasons. Few organized outdoor natural science opportunities exist … Read more

Emerson Farm Pollinator and Beekeeping Garden in Chapel Hill, NC – Grantee Project Spotlight

four students kneeling in garden bed weeding

Grantee: Emerson Waldorf School – Chapel Hill, NCProject Title: Emerson Farm Pollinator and Beekeeping Garden With a Captain Planet Foundation Small Grant, Emerson Farm was able to complete, connect, and expand a piece of their program that has been missing – the Beekeeping and Pollinator Garden. As an educational garden, based on the work of Rudolf Steiner, they … Read more

Making the Gowanus Canal Clean & Green in Brooklyn, New York – Grantee Project Spotlight

teacher and students standing together examining plants

Grantee: Gowanus Canal Conservancy – Brooklyn, New YorkProject Title: Gowanus Canal: Clean & Green The Gowanus Canal is a polluted urban water way in Brooklyn, NY that is a Superfund site. To counter decades of environmental abuse, Gowanus Canal Conservancy has been working toward an “Open, Clean and Alive” Gowanus Canal and Watershed. They are moving toward this vision in part … Read more

Science education and leadership development in Denver, Colorado – Grantee Project Spotlight

young student making observations with a field microscope

“ELK has taught me how important it is to conserve and protect the outdoors because the scenery and the enlightenment of being in nature is something everyone should be able to experience.”– Nya Wallace (Age 18) Grantee: Environmental Learning for Kids –Denver, ColoradoProject Title: Denver Youth Naturally (DYN) Denver Youth Naturally and Leadership Corps (DYN), ELK’s core … Read more

Fighting Invasive Species & Litter in Three Mile Creek

Grantee: Mobile Baykeeper Inc. – Mobile, AlabamaProject Title: Fighting Invasive Species & Litter in Three Mile Creek With the help of grant funding from the Captain Planet Foundation and matching funds from, ArcelorMittal, AM/NS Calvert; Wells Fargo; JL Bedsole Foundation; and Mobile Baykeeper’s members, 70 childern were able to initiate over a dozen Invasive Species Removal and … Read more

Students Build Solar Powered Boat

Students holding up kayak

Grantee: Leonardo da Vinci Dolphin Yacht Club – Sacramento, CaliforniaProject Title: Dolphin Yacht Club Solar Regatta The middle school Leonardo da Vinci Dolphin Yacht Club learned about solar energy and studied how to make the most efficient use of the sun to power a boat. They designed and built the boat and the motor and raced in a … Read more

PLG Progress with Clarkdale Elementary School

Students from Clarkdale Elementary harvesting vegetables from their garden.

Grantee: Clarkdale Elementary School – Austell, GA Project Title:  Learning Garden Grant Type: Project Learning Garden The Clarkdale Elementary School garden in Cobb County was part of the Captain Planet Foundation Project Learning Garden pilot year in 2012. With full support from Principal Marjorie Bickerstaff, the garden flourished, and all students participated in the Project Learning Garden lessons taught … Read more

Bird and Bat Box Building – Grantee Success Story

Older students constructing bird house in field

Center for Land-Based Learning Winters, CaliforniaThe Center for Land-Based Learning’s SLEWS (Student and Landowner Education and Watershed Stewardship) program engages California high school students in habitat restoration projects that enhance classroom learning, develop leadership skills and result in real positive impact for the environment. By including California school students in habitat restoration, SLEWS addresses the needs … Read more

Rhode Island Youth Conservation League – Grantee Success Story

four teenagers tending to their wildlife

Rhode Island Natural History Survey Kingston, Rhode IslandProject Title: Rhode Island Youth Conservation League Rhode Island Youth Conservation League (YCL), is a program were high school aged youth work with college-aged leaders to accomplish tasks that preserve conservation land and the resources that derive from it for the good of the community, including: recreation, clean air … Read more

We Care A Whole Awful Lot!

Bags of recycling

Students implement recycling program to inspire “Earth heroes” Grantee: Clarence Galm Elementary School – San Antonio, TX Project Title: Let’s Save the Trees, cause WE Care a Whole Awful Lot! Grant Type: ecoSolution Description: Students at Clarence Galm Elementary School saw the need for a recycling program in the community. Through Captain Planet Foundation’s help, Clarence Galm Elementary School was … Read more