Captain Planet Foundation Awards an Environmental Education Grant to Torah Academy of San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas – September 5, 2019 – The Captain Planet Foundation, an organization dedicated to funding educational programs that give students hands-on, project-driven learning experiences with real environmental outcomes, is proud to announce that Shmuel Bass Torah Academy of San Antonio was recently awarded an Environmental Education Grant, specifically the ecoSTEM Earth Kit, which includes supplies for 32 students over multiple grade levels. Shmuel Bass Torah Academy of San Antonio will use these kits towards our TASA Environmental Project Based Learning STEM and Garden Project.

“We are so impressed with the project brought to us by Shmuel Bass Torah Academy of San Antonio,” says Leesa Carter, Executive Director of the Foundation. “We are honored to play a part in funding its implementation and wish Shmuel Bass Torah Academy of San Antonio great success on this important project. 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.”

“The funding of the Captain Planet Environmental Education Grant shows the ongoing dedication and push for excellence in education by our TASA teachers,” says Howard S. Feinberg, TASA Board President. “The Shmuel Bass Torah Academy of San Antonio Board of Directors looks forward to witnessing, first hand, the accelerated and continual learning of this ecoSTEM project and all of its components.”

Project Description
The TASA Environmental Project Based Learning STEM and Garden Project will utilize the Captain Planet Foundation’s ecoSTEM Kits to engage our students in project-based learning, which includes observing phenomena, conducting inquiry investigations, making models, collecting data for citizen science projects, creating solutions to engineering challenges, and implementing environmental stewardship projects to solve real-world problems.

About The Shmuel Bass Torah Academy of San Antonio
Torah Academy (TASA) was established seven years ago and is a Texas AdvancED Accredited institution. Our mission is to provide a well-rounded college preparatory education with a balance of practical ability, knowledge and life skills necessary to succeed in a competitive world. TASA’s purpose is to educate students to be independent, critical thinkers and life-long learners who are solution driven. We have a progressive STEAM curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking, solution focused, hands-on learning. Content mastery and the ability to apply knowledge is critical. Consequently, through active community service, students learn to think globally but lead locally.

About The Captain Planet Foundation
Based on the critically-acclaimed animated series Captain Planet and the Planeteers, CPF was co-founded in 1991 by media mogul Ted Turner and producer Barbara Pyle. Since then, the Captain Planet Foundation has played a critical role in helping to ensure that the next generation of business leaders and policy makers are environmentally literate citizens who leverage technology and information to manage and protect the air, land, and water upon which all life depends.

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 the following programs: Project Learning Garden, Project Endangered Species, the Leadership Center, SAGES, Planeteer Clubs, 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.

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