Swirlbots - Environmental Conservation Education for Early Learners

Innovation • Education

Swirlbots - Environmental Conservation Education for Early Learners

No. 20097

Swirlbots are the stars of an educational curriculum aimed at teaching kids environmental conservation & sustainability.

Funding Goal

Seeking

$5,000

We will use our funding to create a prototype curriculum. Once we have the prototype, our goal is to partner with other educators and organizations who have similar goals with combining early childhood learning and environmental conservation.

About Project

Swirlbots are superheroes dedicated to teaching kids about environmental conservation and sustainability.

The Swirlbots will be an integral part of a curriculum for early learners. They'll help kids understand concepts like recycling, water conservation, and food sustainability.

This fun and entertaining curriculum will be a valuable addition to any learning environment including private, Montessori, home and public schools. The curriculum will include storybooks, workbooks, worksheets, games and videos.

I created Swirlbots as an art project with my family. Our mission is to entertain, educate, and inspire children. If we can motivate kids to care about environmental conservation and sustainability at an early age, then they'll grow up to be better stewards of our planet's resources.

Tags: swirl, bot, bots, EdSpark, edu, child, cartoon, superhero, education
 

Project Showcase Proposal

Canvas paintings displayed behind a table with Swirlbots books, stickers, worksheets and a kids coloring station.

Project Showcase Requirements

Indoor/Outdoor Est. Dimensions
indoor Length: 10' Width: 10' Height: 10'

Project Questions

What city is your project based out of?

Jacksonville

What sets your Project apart from what is currently available?

Superheroes!

The Swirlbots are superheroes who help children clean up the planet. Kids (and most adults) love superheroes. Each Swirlbot has a special superpower or talent. For Example, Ollie converts waste into electricity. Jillian loves the water and removes toxins and impurities from lakes, rivers and oceans. Sunbeam converts sunlight into energy. To see the rest of the Swirlbots and their powers, go to: http://swirlbots.com/about/meet-the-swirlbots/

Kids of all ages can learn from the Swirlbots. Early learners are introduced to basic conservation concepts, simple shapes and colors (all the Swirlbots are made of easily identifiable shapes and colors.) Older children are introduced to more complex concepts.

Why are you and your team the best people on the planet to handle this project?

Our education, professional and personal experience makes us the best people on the planet to handle this project.

Sonja Gapinski, Creator:
- B.S., Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida
- 10 years experience as a small business owner
- Professional photography and video production experience
- Girl Scout leader - create and teach lesson plans with an emphasis on conservation

Thomas Gapinski, Co-Creator:
- B.S., Advertising, University of Florida
- 13 years experience as a small business owner
- Professional graphic design experience, Telly Award winning animator
- Cub Scout leader - create and teach lesson plans with an emphasis on conservation

Plus, we really love superheroes.