Science with Attitude (SWAt)
Community Outreach Program
SWAt’s (Science With Attitude’s) stand-alone enrichment programming 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 composting.
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.
Program kitsThe 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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5x0CS8avo1gCIod5nIvPXw
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 through 12.”If you would like to be involved in SWAt as a volunteer, please click this link and complete the form: Volunteer [link]. A SWAt representative will contact you soon. Thank you for your interest in SWAt!”
For more information on SWAt and our 2021-2022 program options, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.