The Lettuce Learn team received a $2,500 grant from the Captain Planet Foundation in the fall of 2015 to help install pollinator gardens at local area schools and child care centers. Six sites worked hard over the past year to coordinate this effort and there are now six new pollinator gardens at prime education sites in our county. Read about each of the new gardens and the ways in which the garden leaders worked with the students to educate and promote empathy for the all important pollinator.
“We are delighted to see this great idea become a reality,” says Leesa Carter, Executive Director of the Captain Planet Foundation. “Each year, our grantees perform important work to protect the natural systems that support all life, and this project is another step forward. It is our hope that our combined efforts to educate, empower, involve and invest in today’s youth will cultivate a better tomorrow for everyone. We commend Lettuce Learn for their great work, and we challenge them to continue it!”
About The Captain Planet Foundation
CPF is a grant-making foundation that has funded over 2,000 hands-on environmental education projects with schools and non-profits that serve children in all 50 U.S. states and in 23 countries internationally. More than 1.2 million children have directly participated in and benefited from these educational projects. In addition to its Small Grants Program, the Captain Planet Foundation also operates Project Learning Garden, Project Endangered Species, and a number of other science education initiatives that promote the intersections between technology, innovation, the environment and personal action.
For more information: www.captainplanetfoundation.org.