Mapping & Analysis of Urban Soils

Soil sensing drone developed by Radix Ecological Sustainability Center

Grantee: Radix Ecological Sustainability Center / Albany, New York Grant Type: ecoTech Description: The Radix Ecological Sustainability Center in Albany, NY was awarded a $2,359 ecoTech Grant from the Captain Planet Foundation, under funding provided by Voya Foundation. This grant supported a project in which 24 local students built and deployed a drone equipped with … Read more

Pollinator Garden in Iowa

Students at Van Meter Community School in Van Meter, Iowa displaying their butterfly house

Grantee: Van Meter Community School District – Van Meter, Iowa Grant Type: Pollination ecoSTEM Kit Description: “The Pollination ecoSTEM Kit allowed us to get outside of the classroom and make something that will hopefully be around for years to come. The milkweed that we planted will be able to support monarchs in our community.” – … Read more

Growing Coral at Rockway

coral growing underwater

Grantee: Miami Dade County School Board – Miami, FL Project Title: Accelerating the Growth of Corals Grant Type: ecoTech Description: 7th grade students at Rockway Middle School learned the importance of accelerating the growth of corals and how to test the quality of ocean water, the important aspects of good water quality, the essential aspects … Read more

Mountain Sky Middle’s Coral Mounts

coral growing underwater

Grantee: Mountain Sky Middle School – Phoenix, AZ Project Title: 3D Printing Coral Mounts to Save Reefs Grant Type: ecoTech One of the incredible things about working with middle school students is that they are simultaneously capable of great accomplishments and still possess their youthful imagination – A Mountain Sky teacher Description:   The Mountain … Read more

Free Time Adventures in Chester County

Grantee: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County – Chester County, PA Project Title: Free Time Adventures in Nature Grant Type: ecoTech Description: During TLC’s Free Time Adventures in Nature program, over 100 children got a chance to explore the creeks, meadows, ponds, and woodlands of the 300-acre Bucktoe Creek Preserve! Activities were centered around … Read more

NYC H2O Field Trips

Grantee: New York City H2O Inc. – New York City, NY Project Title: Water Ecology & Engineering Field Trips for Title I Schools Grant Type: ecoTech Description: In 2014, NYC H2O began offering free Water Ecology and Engineering Field Trips to New York City public schools.  They’ve reached out to over 7,900 students, and are … Read more

CPF President Leesa Carter-Jones talks exciting new initiatives

Listen to Leesa Carter-Jones, Captain Planet Foundation President & CEO, on the new episode of Mama Earth Talk podcast. Learn more about CPF programs including Project Learning Garden, the Institute for K-12 Science, Project Hero, EcoSTEM Resource Kits, as well as Ocean Heroes Bootcamp. Find on:StitcheriTunes

Captain Planet Foundation Invites Applications for ecoTech™ Grants

by philanthropynewsdigest.org Captain Planet Foundation is inviting applications for its ecoTech™ Grants. Through the program, grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded in support of innovative technological programs that address environmental challenges and efforts to engage children in inquiry-based STEM-related projects that leverage technology and/or use nature-based design to address environmental problems in local … Read more

The Susquehanna River School’s Bird House Project

Grantee: The Susquehanna River School – Harrisburg, PAProject Title: The Purple Martin Bird House ProjectGrant Type: ecoTech The birds will not consider a home where there is just water and land– they need people nearby. They have become completely dependent on human activity, and it shows in their living preferences.           … Read more

Pond Remediation Through Wind Power

Essex North Shore Ag & Technical School students doing water quality testing

Grantee: Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School District Project Title: Pond Remediation Through Wind Power Grant Type: ecoTech Description: Historical uses of wetland areas adjacent to farms have left a legacy of landscape and ecological changes that still persist today. Old drainage ponds and ditches used to manage and control agricultural waste are still evident on Essex Technical … Read more