Captain Planet Foundation and Delta Air Lines renew their partnership to bring Project Learning Garden® to Atlanta, New York City, and Seattle/Tacoma elementary schools!

Application Deadline: December 15, 2023

Captain Planet Foundation’s (CPF) Project Learning Garden Program is replete with opportunities to support inquiry-based, immersive learning experiences in STEAM education for students of all levels and ages. In conjunction with applied principles of project-based learning, gardens provide teachers and students with outdoor laboratories full of natural phenomena to be observed, explored, questioned, and investigated. Gardens provide meaningful anchors where standard learning objectives merge with real-world experiences, making many of the concepts we teach relevant and relatable to students’ lives.

And let’s not forget the yummy stuff! School gardens provide an excellent opportunity to develop young palates for a variety of fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables. CPF’s mobile cooking cart, complete with a Vitamix blender and induction burner, gives school teachers everything they need to do a harvest and tasting event in the garden or classroom year-round.

This partnership, which began during the 2021-22 school year, brings to life Delta’s mission to support the communities where they live, work and serve while having a positive impact on the environment and supporting education. Delta employees may volunteer to help install and harvest the gardens at all schools selected under this program, and your school may be selected for a special media day and tasting event!

Delta PLG schools will receive:

  • Five raised garden beds
  • Fully-equipped Mobile Cooking Cart to prepare garden-fresh recipes
  • Access to CPF’s online garden-based lessons, spanning all content areas and grade levels
  • Materials and supplies to support project-based lessons and garden-based learning activities
  • Online professional development and training for teachers
  • Strategy for summer garden maintenance
  • Delta Employee volunteer day for garden installation
Package valued at $6,000

To be eligible, an Entrant must be nominating an accredited elementary school located in the following Territories:

For Georgia: School must reside in a school system of the greater Atlanta metropolitan area.

For New York: School must reside in a school system of the greater New York City metropolitan area – specifically in the boroughs of Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island.

For Washington: School must reside in a school system of the greater Seattle or Tacoma metropolitan areas.

About Delta Air Lines

Delta’s mission to connect the world starts with our commitment to being a strong partner to the communities where our employees live, work and serve. Giving back has been core to Delta and our culture for the past 90 years, demonstrated by our commitment to invest in charitable organizations each year.

Delta, The Delta Air Lines Foundation, and its employees contribute thousands of volunteer hours and millions of dollars to a host of causes across the globe. The airline focuses on programs and organizations that support Environment, Equity and Education. Delta is proud to partner with Captain Planet.

Delta has been named an honoree of The Civic 50 by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service for the past four years in a row. In 2019, for the third straight year, Delta landed on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list, the only airline to do so. Delta has also been named Best Workplaces for Diversity, Women and Millennials by Fortune and Great Places to Work.

Delta Associates — do you know of an elementary school (K-5) in the Seattle/ Tacoma, Atlanta, or New York City regions that you think would benefit from an awesome schoolyard garden program? Nominate a school to receive Project Learning Garden using the form below and we will send them an invitation to apply and give you a shout out for your nomination!