SWAt: Science With Attitude Educational Outreach

Who We Are

Science With Attitude (SWAt) was established to share, support and enhance the knowledge of horticultural and environmental education with Denton County teachers, parents, and students.  The SWAt team is a group of Texas AgriLife Extension volunteers working collaboratively through these three local organizations: Denton County Master Gardeners, Elm Fork Chapter Texas Master Naturalists and Denton County 4-H.  Volunteer areas include: volunteer recruitment and coordination, Junior Master Gardener® (JMG) community garden, hospitality, tech support, school adviser, inventory team, SWAt educator, photography, administration, JMG/Junior Master Naturalist® (JMN) preschool classes and summer camps and workshop support teams. Monthly planning meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and offer one hour of advanced training for volunteers on project-related topics.

Educational Outreach for Denton County Educators

Denton County educators can request a talk or demo from the SWAt Educational Outreach Program.   SWAt’s volunteer team provides assistance with school gardens/outdoor learning centers, wildlife gardening, vegetable gardening, and irrigation.

Demos are available on: trees, honeybees, worm composting, discovering wildlife, birds, wildflowers, insects, Enviroscape, rainfall simulator, the stream trailer, Freddie the Fish, and the Junior Master Naturalist and Junior Master Gardener programs.  For a complete list of demos, see the request form at the link below.

To request a talk or demo for your classroom or event, submit your request using this online form.
If you have questions, contact us at sciencewithattitude@gmail.com .

For Educational Outreach Volunteers

The following links are provided for Educational Outreach Volunteers only:

o   View the SWAt Inventory Calendar.

o   View the SWAt Volunteer Commitments Calendar.

o   View the list of activities/demos with descriptions.

o   Request a SWAt Curriculum Kit.

o   Contact the SWAt Inventory Administrator.

 

For the most up-to-date information go to http://dcmga.com/all-about-dcmga/swat-science-with-attitude-educational-outreach/

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