Environmental Education


Sixth-graders Against Microplastic Pollution

During the 2020-2021 school year, sixth-grade students from Marston Middle School participated in Project SWELL. Project SWELL is an innovative environmental education program that connects San Diego students to local water issues and climate science and empowers them to take an active role in protecting the environment.

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What Exactly is a Red Tide?

Coastkeeper Science Advisor Jim Perry sheds some light on a phenomenon occurring up and down the Southern California coast. Jim is the director of the cardiac electrophysiology and adult congenital heart programs at Rady Children’s Hospital, and the co-founder of two chapters of Surfrider Foundation. — What’s the story with Red Tide? Much of the coastline of …

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Water conservation, one kid at a time

Off to a swell start Back in 2013, I landed myself a really swell job. At San Diego Coastkeeper, Project SWELL is the name of our K-6th environmental curriculum. SWELL stands for “Stewardship: Water Education for Lifelong Leadership.” It’s a fitting title. Through Project SWELL, Coastkeeper teaches kids about water conservation, climate science, and the …

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Turning Marine Debris into Art

This sculpture on display in front of The Wave Waterpark in Vista is made from trash removed from beaches around the world. Into the Current, is created by Janis Selby Jones, a teacher, artist and passionate San Diego Coastkeeper volunteer, with help from beach cleanup volunteers from around the world.  The sculpture depicts the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, …

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How We Help Teachers Grow Future Leaders

Teachers know that in order to make sure our region has responsible leaders and residents in the future, we must raise a generation of science-minded students with an awareness of our regional water issues and a commitment to conserving resources. Sounds like a challenge to accomplish in the classroom, right? We thought so, too. That’s …

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