Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) is a 27-year-old nonprofit organization that inspires children to become the next generation of leaders, protecting and sustaining the Earth. The Foundation’s CPF Institute supports educators who envision a world where students are scientifically-literate critical thinkers and problem-solvers, inspired by nature, motivated to protect the planet, and empowered to make a difference. Our approach is to foster transformative change by increasing the capacity of formal and informal educators to engage students in exploring the environment as a context for learning, and in converting classrooms and schoolyards into learning labs where children can make sense of – and make a difference in – the real world.


What We Offer

Professional Learning for K-12 Teachers and Non-Formal Educators
  • Educator workshops
  • Conference presentations
  • Webinars
  • Online certification courses
  • Facilitator (train the trainer) workshops
  • Implementation charrettes and mentoring
Tools and Resources for Educators
  • 3-Dimensional and Next Gen lesson frameworks for grades K-12
  • ecoSTEM Kits – resources for transforming the schoolyard into a STEM Lab
  • GREAT Project Pathways – a scaffolded approach to project-based learning
  • Competency-based assessment tools and strategies

  • This American Land film series and lesson plans
  • Project success stories
  • Best practice guides
  • ecoSolution Grants
  • ecoTech Grants
  • ecoSTEM Kits (in lieu of cash)