About 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 protecting the environment. The interactive lessons and hands-on activities included in Project SWELL are designed to put students at the center of inquiry and exploration. Project SWELL was developed in partnership with the City of San Diego’s Think Blue campaign, and is available to teachers of grades K-6 within San Diego Unified School District. 

Project SWELL is available for delivery in two formats:

  • Guided Lessons

    Classroom-based guided lessons where Coastkeeper educators visit classrooms and lead students in hands on learning. Guided lesson are available either as one-time visits, or as the first visit of a four-part engagement series. Note: Currently, classroom-based instruction is not available for Project SWELL. We look forward to seeing you again when schools are able to safely re-open!

  • Remote Learning Modules

    Teachers access and assign lessons and activities at their own pace. Each comprehensive grade level bundle comes with a video lesson, video activity, downloadable activity booklet, lesson plan, activity checklist, and a bonus virtual field trip.

Project SWELL is available at no cost to teachers within San Diego Unified School District. If you are not in the district, please email [email protected] for more program options.


Remote Learning

Guided Lessons

Additional Resources

Thank you to our Project SWELL partners: