Planeteers Report from Africa Climate Week 2023

Ruth Tanui and Natalie Bullut at the 2023 Planeteer Wind Summit in Nairobi, Kenya

As a leader in the Planeteer Alliance community, Ruth Tanui has hosted two Planeteer Element Summits in Nairobi, Kenya. Through her continued commitment to the community and the work of Planeteers in her area, Ruth was awarded a leadership scholarship to attend the Africa Climate Week conference in September 2023. By Ruth Tanui September 12, … Read more

Expanding our Palates

Young children eating salad

Grantee: Harry T. Stewart Magnet School / Fleshing, Queens, NYC Grant Type: Project Learning Garden Description: P.S. 092 Harry T. Stewart Sr. Magnet School in Flushing, Queens NYC was recently awarded Project Learning Garden in a contest sponsored by Key Foods and Dole Packaged Foods. Students in this school are experimenting with growing and tasting … Read more

Junior Naturalists

Young students in the woods as part of the Junior Naturalists program at Paul Banks ES in Homer Alaska

Grantee: Paul Banks Elementary / Homer, Alaska Grant Type: ecoSolution Description: The Junior Naturalist program at Paul Banks Elementary School in Homer, Alaska was awarded a $500 ecoSolution grant to support the production of a local field guide. Because this very rural school has limited access to reliable internet, this grant allowed 189 2nd graders … Read more

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

MY NYC Air App: Air Quality Monitoring

MY NYC Air App developed by High School for Environmental Studies in NYC

Grantee: High School for Environmental Studies / New York City Grant Type: ecoTech Description: Students at the High School for Environmental Studies in NYC were awarded a $2,500 ecoTech Grant from the Captain Planet Foundation, under funding from Voya Foundation. This grant allowed 300 students to develop and use refurbished cell phones with hand-held air … Read more

Exploring the Role of the Gray Wolf

Gray wolf howling

Grantee: Aurora High School Grant Type: Project Hero Description: 30 Students taking IB Biology at Aurora High School in Aurora, Colorado had the opportunity to explore and debate the role of the endangered Gray Wolf in the ecosystem of the Southern Rockies with experts, and even had an opportunity to come face to face 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

Pollinating with Mason Bees

Mason bee in reed

Grantee: Balboa Magnet School / Northridge, California Grant Type: ecoSolution Description: The students at Balboa Magnet School are working to make their campus a suitable pollinator habitat for native bees. CPF provided $100 for 750 children to design, build and create a Mason Bee area in their school’s “Native Discovery Garden”.

Garden Harvest at Ford Elementary

Young students at Ford ES harvesting radishes from their school garden

Grantee: Ford Elementary / Acworth, Georgia Grant Type: Project Learning Garden Description: Ford was one of our pilot PLG schools, initiated in 2011. A couple years ago, Captain Planet Foundation returned to join Ford Elementary for a garden work day in their Victory gardens; tying garden learning to a history lesson. With several work stations … Read more

Mobile Baykeeper and SWAMP

Grantee: Mobile Baykeeper Inc. Project Title: Strategic Watershed Awareness and Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Grant Type: ecoSolution Description: The Strategic Watershed Awareness and Monitoring Program (SWAMP) teaches watersheds, environmental protection, pollution challenges, and water quality monitoring to broaden the understanding of how citizens impact their natural resources.  Mobile Baykeeper strives to make SWAMP easy for teachers … Read more