Sustainable Schools Marker

Denton Sustainable Schools encourages students, families, faculty, and staff to improve our environment, create economic value, and support and strengthen the community through the implementation of comprehensive sustainability education.

20120125_Rayzor Elem_0272The City of Denton works with participating schools to expand educational opportunities in several focus areas: Water, Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Management, Land Use and Open/Natural Space, Transportation, Material Resource Management, and Local Food Production.

Participating schools will be eligible for Environmental Award money based on their implementation of activities as described in the School Resource guide.

   

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Denton Sustainable Schools FREE Teacher Training Workshop 6/13 - 6/14

Join us for the  Denton Sustainable Schools Teacher Training Workshop! This year we spend the morning of 6/13 at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center learning about gardening in the classroom, composting and community resources for garden education. The afternoon of 6/13 we'll be at ECO-W.E.R.C.S., touring the landfill and recycling operations and getting creative with reuse. The second day of training will be a very special opportunity for renewable energy education hosted by Solar4RSchools and sponsored by the Alcoa Foundation. This one of a kind, hands-on training will feature activities and toolkits on solar circuits, solar cars and wind energy, lessons using real-time energy data from projects nationwide and more. Both training days include a catered lunch incorporating local produce, raffle prizes, help planning your 2016 - 2017 school year activities and other innovative educational tools! See the daily agendas and directions to facilities below for more details, or contact Stephanie Corley at (940) 349-8152.

DENTON ISD EDUCATORS:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP AND RECEIVE 12 CPE CREDITS

ALL OTHER EDUCATORS:  

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP

Agendas and Directions

Day 1 Agenda (6/13)

Day 2 Agenda (6/14)

*Please note, agendas are subject to updates and changes 

Directions to facilities:

CLEAR CREEK NATURAL HERITAGE CENTER

Address: 3310 Collins Rd. Denton, Texas 76208

Coming from the Downtown Denton area:

Drive east on 380 (University Drive) continuing past Loop 288. About 1/3 of a mile past Loop 288, make a left at the first stoplight, which will be Cooper Creek Road. Follow Cooper Creek Road over train tracks to the stop sign at Mingo Road. Make a right at the stop sign onto Mingo Road. Stay on Mingo Road for about 1.34 miles until it dead ends into Collins Road at a stop sign. Make a left at the stop sign (this will be your only option). Stay on Collins Road for a little less then a mile and Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center will be on your right.

CITY OF DENTON LANDFILL AT ECO-W.E.R.C.S.

Address: 1527 S. Mayhill Rd. Denton, Texas 76208
Phone: (940) 349-8041

Parking at ECO-W.E.R.C.S.: Take a right after coming in the main entrance off Mayhill Road. Follow the road around to the building with the green roof. Park at the Main Office Parking Lot, in front of the building with the green roof (Main Office).

Enter Your K-5th Graders Art in the Celebrating Our Water Art Show by 5/31

For details on submissions and how to enter: CELEBRATING OUR WATER ART SHOW!

  

IMPORTANT FORMS/GUIDES:

SCHOOL RESOURCE GUIDE

ONLINE ENROLLMENT FORM & PDF VERSIONPlease see Enrollment Requirements on Page 3 of the School Resource Guide. Use the online enrollment form or save and e-mail the PDF version to sustainableschools@cityofdenton.com.

DSS POINTS TRACKER - Your school coordinator will track your school's activities and submit at the end of each semester.

TEACHER PLANNING CALENDARS:

DATES OF AWARENESS EVENTS

FIRST SIX WEEKS

SECOND SIX WEEKS

THIRD SIX WEEKS

FOURTH SIX WEEKS

FIFTH SIX WEEKS

SIXTH SIX WEEKS

 

NEWSLETTERS:

APRIL 2016

MARCH 2016

FEBRUARY 2016

JANUARY 2016

DECEMBER 2015

NOVEMBER 2015

OCTOBER 2015

SEPTEMBER 2015

 

 Contact Sustainable Schools at sustainableschools@cityofdenton.com or (940) 349-8152, with any questions.