February 11, 2017

Perot Museum: Maya - Hidden Worlds Revealed - Dallas

Feb 11 2017 - 10:00am to Sep 4 2017 - 10:00am
Perot Museum
2201 N. Field St.
Dallas , TX

The exhibition brings together more than 200 authentic artifacts and immersive environments to explore the astonishing accomplishments of one of the most powerful indigenous Mesoamerican civilizations, that still has millions of living descendants today. Visitors will learn how the Maya built towering temples and created an intricate calendar system while discovering what archaeologists have uncovered about the once-hidden ancient Maya, and the unresolved questions about why these ancient cities were abandoned. Through hands-on activity stations, guests can decipher hieroglyphs, learn cultural and architectural techniques, and explore an underworld cave, ancient burial site, mural room and more. The bilingual exhibition, presented in English and Spanish, requires a surcharge for members and non-members. 

June 2, 2017

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Concerts in the Garden - Fort Worth (Thru July 8)

Jun 2 2017 - 5:00pm to Jul 8 2017 - 11:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will be holding their annual summer concert series June 2 – July 8 and they are looking for volunteers to assist patrons with sorting their recyclable materials. Volunteers will receive free admission for themselves and a guest to the performance, and can earn extra perks for volunteering at 6-plus performances. Volunteers must be available to attend mandatory training on May 31 at 6:30pm at the Botanic Garden and will need to be available from 5:45 p.m. through up to one hour after the concert ends (typically 10-10:30 p.m.) on the night of the performance. Register by May 10 at www.fwsymphony.org/citgecoteam. Info: citgecoteam@fwsymphony.org.

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June 23, 2017

NCTCOG: Clean Air Action Day

Jun 23 2017 - 7:00am to 11:45pm

 On this day, North Texans are encouraged to implement one clean air action in order to make our environment healthier and our air cleaner. Commitments are as simple as carpooling to work, packing a lunch or riding your bike instead of driving. Air North Texas encourages participants to share their clean air action on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Share with the hashtag #CAAD2017, and you could win a prize. Also, don’t forget to tag @nctcogtrans.

June 24, 2017

City of Dallas: Nature Expo - Dallas

Jun 24 2017 - 10:30am to 1:00pm
J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
1515 Young St.
Dallas , TX

Join us for a gathering of community organizations interested in facets of the natural world that is all around us. The event will commence with a few remarks by local naturalist Randy Johnson. Dr. Tania Homayoun, a conservation biologist with Audubon Texas, will speak at the conclusion.

Highlights of the program include a series of lightning-style talks where groups will address three questions: What is your mission? Why does it matter? How can we get involved? There will be large space with informational tables and exhibits of live animals, insects, fossils and more.

See website for schedule. Free.

Brick Haus Collective: Art Supply Freecycle, Recycle and Sale - Denton

Jun 24 2017 - 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Brick Haus Collective
215 S Woodrow Ln
Denton , TX

After two wonderful years on 215 Woodrow, Brick Haus Collective will be moving on to new adventures. Help us by helping yourself to some of the excess stuff we have accumulated over the past two years! We have art materials and wood scraps, pedestals, folding chairs at least one craft table and various other odds and ends. Some stuff is free, some stuff is recycle and some stuff is for sale. Come check it out and help us lighten the load.

We are inviting all artists/makers to participate in the event by bringing art supplies they would like to freecycle/recycle/sell. Bring your own table or blanket for your goods!

Big Bear Native American Museum: Feathery Tales with Liz McDaniel 'Birdwoman' - Cleburne

Jun 24 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Big Bear Native American Museum & Chisholm Trail Museum
101 Chisholm Trail
Cleburne , TX

Liz McDaniel, also known as “Birdwoman” will tell stories about the birds we know so well, such as the woodpecker, the Cardinal and the Crow. Listen to her play on her cedar flute and tell the story of how the first flute came to the people.

After teaching elementary school for 34 years, she retired and spends her spare time storytelling and working with children. She is a Master Naturalist and volunteers at the Waco Wetlands and Ft. Parker State Park educating young people about the value of our natural resources. She has told stories at Mayborn Museum at Baylor University in the Native American exhibit, participated in the Waco Storytelling Guild’s annual storytelling event at the Oakwood Cemetery and more recently at the Confederate Reunion Grounds in Mexia, Texas.

Bring a chair, blanket snack or a picnic. Free.

June 25, 2017

Black Vegetarian Society of Texas: June Luncheon - Dallas

Jun 25 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Kemet Kitchen
2933 Commerce St.
Dallas , TX

All attendees pay for their meal. Your RSVP is appreciated.

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area: Edible Wild Plants - Lewisville

Jun 25 2017 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
Corner of Jones and Kealy Streets
Lewisville , TX

Learn to identify the edible plants that surround us. Led by Mark Suter of Primitive Texas, the class will consist of wild plant identification walks through the natural habitats at LLELA. Emphasis will be placed on physical plant characteristics, edible plant parts, proper plant preparation, and available season of harvest. Some poisonous wild plants will also be covered, since these often grow right with the edible ones. Come join us as we explore the world of edible wild plants, and expand your diet to include these nutritious wild resources! 

Ages 12 and up. Registration is required by 11a.m. the Friday before the activity. 

$30/person, plus $5 per vehicle entry fee payable by cash or check upon arrival. 

To register: visit bit.ly/CoLRegistration and search for activity code 800000-FL, or call 972.219.3550 .

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Greater Dallas Organic Garden Club: Roses - Dallas

Jun 25 2017 - 3:00pm
North Haven Gardens
7700 Northaven Rd
Dallas , TX

Dallas County Master Gardener Fran Powell will present a talk on roses.

Botany 2017 Conference: Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer - Fort Worth

Jun 25 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Omni Hotel
1300 Houston St. Texas Ballroom G, H, I, J
Ft Worth , TX

The plenary speaker for Botany 2017 Conference is Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, a professor of environmental and forest biology at SUNY-ESF. She is the author of numerous scientific articles and the books Gathering Moss:  A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses (2003) and Braiding Sweetgrass:  Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants (2013).  She is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, and combines her heritage with her scientific and environmental passions. The presentation is free and open to the public.

June 26, 2017

Downwinders at Risk: Science & Socializing for Clean Air - Fort Worth

Jun 26 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Ginger Man
3716 Camp Bowie
Ft Worth , TX

North Texas universities, municipalities and citizen groups, including Downwinders at Risk, is laying the foundation for a revolutionary grassroots high-tech approach to air quality monitoring that will render the current top-down system obsolete.

This new consortium proposes to build a dense grid of small, inexpensive air sensors that anyone can access for real-time air quality information. It’s currently in the running for a $3 million National Science Foundation grant for two local pilot projects that will do just that. It also has two other projects involving the distribution of e-sensors in DFW already in-progress. One of these is our very own Wise County Ozone Project. 

That’s why we’re bringing the good news of this new consortium to you in three public events. (June 22, Dallas, June 26, Fort Worth; and June 28, Denton).

Not only are we laying out the concept as it was presented to the National Science Foundation, but we’ll have some of the consortium’s leading researchers at each event to field your questions, and displays of some of the new generation of e-sensor air monitors being used.

Free.

June 27, 2017

Plano Solar Advocates: Residential Solar 101 - Plano

Jun 27 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Plano Senior Center
401 W 16th St
Plano , TX

Learn about rooftop solar energy for your home from Plano Solar Advocates at this month's monthly meeting. Is rooftop solar for you? Come to this information session to learn and ask questions! Take the first few steps to learn more here

June 28, 2017

Downwinders at Risk: Science & Socializing for Clean Air - Denton

Jun 28 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Greenhouse
600 N. Locust
Denton , TX

North Texas universities, municipalities and citizen groups, including Downwinders at Risk, is laying the foundation for a revolutionary grassroots high-tech approach to air quality monitoring that will render the current top-down system obsolete.

This new consortium proposes to build a dense grid of small, inexpensive air sensors that anyone can access for real-time air quality information. It’s currently in the running for a $3 million National Science Foundation grant for two local pilot projects that will do just that. It also has two other projects involving the distribution of e-sensors in DFW already in-progress. One of these is our very own Wise County Ozone Project. 

That’s why we’re bringing the good news of this new consortium to you in three public events. (June 22, Dallas, June 26, Fort Worth; and June 28, Denton).

Not only are we laying out the concept as it was presented to the National Science Foundation, but we’ll have some of the consortium’s leading researchers at each event to field your questions, and displays of some of the new generation of e-sensor air monitors being used.

Free.

July 7, 2017

STAR North Texas: 2017 North Texas Recycling Leadership Awards - Nomination Deadline

Jul 7 2017 - 5:00pm

State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) North Texas is pleased to announce the call for entries for the 2017 STAR North Texas Recycling Leadership Awards. The 2017 Award winners will be honored during an Awards Luncheon in August 2017 and the winners will be eligible to progress to the State Level STAR Awards Competition. These annual awards recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals, communities, and businesses for developing or maintaining programs involving recycling and other sustainability efforts in North Texas.  

Below please find the link to download the complete application packet which includes application procedures, detailed award descriptions, scoring evaluation systems for each category, and judging considerations. Nominations are due by 5:00 PM July 7th, 2017.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION PACKET

Please email completed applications to STARNTXAwards@gmail.com   

July 8, 2017

Dallas Zero Waste: Household Hazardous Waste - Dallas

Jul 8 2017 - 8:00am to 11:00am
5910 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas , TX

There are some items in your home (e.g. cleaners, batteries, paint) that are hazardous and should never be placed in your roll cart. After they have been used, they become Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). The most common types of HHW are Batteries, Oil, Paint and Antifreeze (BOPA). You can drop off these four types of HHW at the BOPA events.

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