Teacher Resources

This information was gathered from the Denton Sustainable Schools Teacher Training Workshop Jun 13-14, 2016

 

Denton County Master Gardener Association

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.

 

Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center

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.

 

Elm Fork Education Center

Texas A&M Easy Gardening Resource

KidsGardening.org

Annie’s Grants For Gardens

Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grants

The Edible Schoolyard Project

Farm to School – Food and Nutrition Service

 

Denton Sustainable Schools Program

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

 

Water

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

World Water Monitoring Challenge

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.

American Water Works Association

Texas Water Development Board

 

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

Anti-Idling Education/program

Walking School Bus or School Train

 

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY & CONSERVATION

Infinite Power of Texas Renewable Energy Educational Campaign (Grades K-12)

Project NEED (Grades K-12)

 

LAND USE & OPEN/NATURAL SPACE

 

Keep Denton Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup

 

TRANSPORTATION

Denton County Transportation Authority

International Bike/Walk to School Day (Grades K-8)

 

MATERIALS RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

 

SCRAP Denton – creative reuse

 

LOCAL FOOD PRODUCTION

 

Denton Community Market

Cardo’s Farm Project

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