Welcome to Project SWELL Online

Welcome to Project SWELL’s new remote learning hub. All Project SWELL lessons and activities are now available as comprehensive, NGSS-aligned remote learning modules. Each grade level module includes all the resources students and teachers need to work through the Project SWELL curriculum and learn about San Diego’s waters, wildlife, and watersheds.

How to use the remote learning modules

Each comprehensive grade-level module includes a lesson plan, video lesson, video activity, activity checklist, activity booklet, and a bonus virtual field trip to a local canyon or waterway. Once they receive access, teachers can facilitate Project SWELL activities as part of their classroom session, or assign the modules as independent-study. You can explore the topics by grade level below by scrolling past the registration form.

Check out this “how-to” video to take a tour of all the resources we offer:

 

SYNCHRONOUS and ASYNCHRONOUS Options

The modules offered below include all the required resources for a comprehensive asynchronous learning experience. The synchronous version of the program replaces the video lesson and video activity with a webinar-style guided lesson and activity facilitated by a Coastkeeper education team member. Teachers who wish to have the Coastkeeper education team lead the Project SWELL module are welcome to reach out to [email protected] to schedule.

Sign up to receive Project SWELL modules

Sign up below to receive access to Project SWELL distance learning modules. Once you have submitted your request, a Coastkeeper educator will email you a link with all the materials. The information provided by this form helps us track curriculum use and facilitate updates and improvements to Project SWELL lessons.

Kindergarten & First Grade - Coming Soon!

The first grade module is still in development! When it is ready, it will be available free to teachers in San Diego Unified School District. Please use the form above to request access, and you will be notified when the first grade curriculum is ready!

Second Grade - Watersheds

In our second grade module, students learn what a watershed is, how water interacts with land, and create a DIY watershed model with household materials. After completing a fun activity book and attending a virtual field trip to Swan Canyon, they will identify watershed features in their neighborhood with a fun bingo game.

This curriculum is ready for use and available for free to teachers in San Diego Unified School District. Please use the form above to request access.

 

Third Grade - Weather and Climate

In our third grade module, students learn the differences between weather and climate and model sea level rise using household materials. Then, they explore the ways birds and plants have adapted to San Diego’s unique climate on a virtual field trip to Manzanita Canyon. The module concludes with students creating decorative light switch covers to promote energy conservation.

This curriculum is coming soon and will be available for free to teachers in San Diego Unified School District. Please use the form above to request access, and you will be notified when the third grade curriculum is ready!

Fourth Grade - Marine Debris

In our fourth grade module, students learn how marine debris affects ocean animals and model these effects through a hands-on game. Using the virtual field trip and activity book, students see the impact of trash on local canyons and discover ways they can help. Finally, students identify single-use items at home, research sustainable alternatives, and design a creative advocacy project.

This curriculum is ready for use and available for free to teachers in San Diego Unified School District. Please use the form above to request access.

Fifth Grade - Water Conservation

In our fifth grade module, students will learn how water is distributed on Earth and how this affects San Diego’s drinking water. Then, they attend a virtual field trip to learn about the water cycle in a local canyon and create PSAs to encourage water conservation in their community.

This curriculum is coming soon and will be available free to teachers in San Diego Unified School District. Please use the form above to request access, and you will be notified when the third grade curriculum is ready!

 

Sixth Grade - Coming Soon!

The sixth grade module is still in development! When it is ready, it will be available free to teachers in San Diego Unified School District. Please use the form above to request access, and you will be notified when the sixth grade curriculum is ready!

Thank you to our Project SWELL partners: