Educator Quickstart

For 26 years, the Captain Planet Foundation™ has supported educators with grants, resources, tools, and models to spark children’s curiosity, cultivate a love of nature, and engage students in science and engineering practices to solve real-world problems. Our programs and materials have co-evolved with education priorities over the years to ensure educators have the tools and strategies to meet their needs both in and out of the classroom. Read more about how Captain Planet Foundation™ partners with formal and informal educators to advance ways in which nature and schoolyards can provide context and relevance for engaged project-based learning.

Phenomenon, Problem, Project-Based Learning

CPF integrates phenomenon-, problem-, and project-based learning to increase value and relevance for students.


CPF advances real world problem-solving to keep students interested and engaged in STEM learning.

Three-Dimensional Science

CPF advances the three-dimensional approach to science that enables students to make sense of the world.

Social & Emotional Learning

CPF programs encourage connection to place, which engenders empathy and builds social and emotional intelligence.

Citizen Science

CPF connects students to citizen science projects that provide real-world context and opportunities to contribute to science.

21st Century Skills

CPF programs build skills important to students' success in school, work, life, and citizenship.