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San Diego has no shortage of water issues. That's why we protect and restore San Diego's fishable, swimmable and drinkable waters. From science and monitoring to advocacy and empowerment, we stop pollution in its tracks and restore precious resources to health. We invite you to learn more about our work, where we've been and where we're headed, together.

 

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Teachable Facts

  • Project SWELL curricula has been made available to thousands of students throughout San Diego County since it rolled out in 2003.
  • Project SWELL teaches children that they are the solution to pollution, not the problem.
  • Project SWELL curriculum and materials are distributed to 130 elementary schools throughout San Diego County, which comprises 60,000 students.
  • Building on its use throughout San Diego County since 2003, in 2012/13, more than 3,500 new students received Project SWELL environmental science education lessons.
  • In the school year 2012-2013, 33 new teachers participated in our environmental education trainings.
  • Project SWELL help teachers use environmental curriculum to teach state standards.
    Students are engage in science with Project SWELL.
  • In 2007 Oceanside Unified School District implemented an Oceanside version of Project SWELL 5th grade curriculum in 17 elementary schools. Teacher trainings will start this fall to implement 6th grade.
  • Project SWELL provides water education resources to teachers in San Diego and Oceanside.
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