This information was gathered from the Denton Sustainable Schools Teacher Training Workshop Jun 13-14, 2016
S.W.At. Science With Attitude: Professional Development Workshops
Educational Outreach – Teachers can request assistance with outdoor learning centers, wildlife gardening, vegetable gardening, or irrigation. Demos are available on: trees, honeybees, worm composting, discovering wildlife, birds, wildflowers, insects, enviroscape, rainfall simulator, the stream trailer, Freddie the Fish and Junior Master Gardener program.
a gateway to the approximately 2900 acres comprised of rare bottomland habitat, surprisingly diverse flora and fauna, all surrounding the confluence of Clear Creek and the Elm Fork of the Trinity River.
provides one central point of contact and website where teachers can access resources in many areas of Sustainability. Hosts teacher workshops providing a School Resource Guide
Activity or Lesson
Major Rivers Curriculum/Activities (Grades 4-5) – offered by the Texas Water Development Board, is designed to help students learn about Texas’ major water resources, how water is treated and delivered to their homes and schools, and how to care for their water resources and use them wisely.
Pecan Creek Water Reclamation Plant or Ray Roberts Water Production Plant – school tour includes information on the treatment process, industrial monitoring, and watershed protection efforts.
Project or Research
Storm Water Outfall (Drains) Marking (Grades 6-12) – Students can assist city officials with marking storm water drains and outfalls around the city to let people know that any illegal dumping of oil, chemicals, trash, and even lawn clippings goes straight to our creeks and lakes; not to the water treatment facility!
Drinking Water Week Special Project (Grades K-12) — Drinking Water Week is a national event held annually in the second week of May.
School Water Conservation — If your school administration is interested in pursuing a more comprehensive operational approach to water conservation, the City Water Utilities staff recommends the following resources.
AIR QUALITY & GREENHOUSE GAS MANAGEMENT
Air North Texas – North Texas air quality to get info to announce Ozone Action Days
Air Now – get current air quality information
ENERGY EFFICIENCY & CONSERVATION
Project NEED (Grades K-12)
LAND USE & OPEN/NATURAL SPACE
International Bike/Walk to School Day (Grades K-8)
MATERIALS RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
SCRAP Denton – creative reuse
LOCAL FOOD PRODUCTION