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SWAt volunteers also support the DISD School Days at Clear Creek. Each year, over 4,000 second and fourth-grade students visit the Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center on school field trips. SWAt’s volunteers help to provide a combination of indoor and outdoor education stations, which greatly enhance the student’s learning experience.
In partnership with the Denton Sustainable Schools Program, SWAt provides Professional Development Workshops for teachers, home-schoolers and parent volunteers.
Through SWAt’s online request system, educators from local school districts, homeschoolers, and community events organizers can request a talk or demo on a variety of topics including plant growth and development, ecology, environmental science, and discovering wildlife. These are stand-alone curriculum enrichment opportunities that are volunteer-led to support topics that are being taught in the classroom. SWAt also provides live demos and information booths at local fairs, school science expos, libraries, and other community venues. These offerings are free of charge and all supplies and lesson plans are provided by SWAt.
SWAt’s (Science With Attitude’s) stand-alone enrichment programming you are familiar with will
be available in multiple formats for the 2021-2022 school year. Most of the activities you know
and love will be back this school year along with several new topics.
Educators (teaching in-person, virtually or homeschooling), scouting groups, community
organizations/centers, etc. can request a Denton County SWAt volunteer to present or demo
one of our lessons in-person or virtually. Topics include: plant growth and development, ecology
and environmental science, and discovering wildlife. Educators can also request one of our
“kits” to use in their classroom, which includes our two newest kits on hydroponics and worm
Choose from 33 presentations on plant growth and development, ecology and environmental
science, and discovering wildlife. Our presentations run approximately 30 to 45 minutes and the
majority of the lessons fit with K-6 curriculums. Programs that fit a wider age range will be noted
on the request form. These lessons and activities can also be customized for larger gatherings
like science nights and community activities.
SWAt virtual presentations run approximately 30 to 45 minutes and are held via your preferred
video conferencing program. Program options range from a Virtual Hike through Clear Creek
Outdoor Education Center, upcycling and planting seeds in Paper Pots, to the popular program
on water pollution, Freddie the Fish. Please note on the request form if the presentation needs
to be in the virtual format. Our virtual presentations fit with K-6 curriculums.
The SWAt kits include the TEK’s driven lesson, directions for the corresponding activity and all
needed materials. This is all at no cost to you or your school or association! Simply indicate
which kit you would like to reserve and the date you would like the kit dropped off at your school.
Kits will need to be returned within 7 business days of checking it out.The majority of the
lessons fit with K-6 curriculums. Kits that fit a wider age range will be noted on the request form.
Please visit the SWAt YouTube channel for more information on the kits:
The newest SWAt kits include a small, fully functioning hydroponics system, a worm
composting condo and life cycle studies with “Egg to Chick.” These kits may be checked out for
longer periods of time and are appropriate for grades 3-12.
For more information on SWAt and our 2021-2022 program options, please contact us at