San Diego Coastkeeper’s education philosophy encompasses experiential learning, using inquiry-based, hands-on, and student-led activities to help spark lifelong curiosity, critical thinking, and investigative learning.
Our multi-pronged approach uses community engagement, advocacy, hands-on activities, and field study to engage students in experiential learning that will have lasting impacts and allow for individual learning styles. We focus on issues relevant to the local community, identifying age appropriate materials and concepts, incorporating cultural factors, and providing equitable services. See below for the programs offered.
Currently available for grades K-6 within San Diego Unified School District
Project SWELL is a hands-on K-6 water science and pollution prevention curriculum and guided lessons, available for implementation in San Diego Unified School District. Developed in partnership with the City of San Diego, Think Blue, and San Diego Unified School District, the curriculum features lessons designed to empower San Diego’s youngest generations to take on real world challenges.