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.
Educational Outreach for Denton County Educators
New! 2017 Professional Development Workshops
All Denton County teachers–public, private, or home school–are invited to attend the 2017 Science With Attitude Professional Development Workshops. These hands-on, one-day training programs are designed to incorporate environmental, horticultural and nature education into your curriculum to enhance learning opportunities. All Curricula used are directly correlated to the TEKS and STARR. CEU credit is available.
There are two workshops: the JMG Program on June 12, and JMG’s Learn, Grow, Eat & Go Program (LGEG) on June 13. The workshops are free, but there is a $20 registration fee per workshop, which will be refunded to you upon completion of the class.
Registration is required and space is limited. Registration deadline is June 2. To register, download and complete the registration form, and mail it, along with the registration fee, to the address on the form.
SWAt Educational Outreach Program
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.
For Educational Outreach Volunteers
The following links are provided for Educational Outreach Volunteers only:
- View the SWAt Inventory Calendar.
- View the SWAt Volunteer Commitments Calendar.
- Request a SWAt Curriculum Kit. (Important: Please note that if you request the Stream Trailer, you must also submit a request at http://wateruniversity.tamu.edu/streamtrailer/ .)
- Contact the SWAt Inventory Administrator.