A continuing education course on community organizing featuring veteran organizers from a variety of social justice movements. Hosted by DFW air quality watchdog Downwinders at Risk.
January 17, 2017
Downwinders at Risk: College of Constructive Hell-Raising - Dallas (Jan. 17-May 23)
February 11, 2017
Perot Museum: Maya - Hidden Worlds Revealed - Dallas
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.
February 20, 2017
Brite Divinity: Environmentally Themed Ministers Conference - Fort Worth
Annual conference hosted by Brite Divinity School, TCU and University Christian Church geared to members of the Christian faith tradition. This year the entire conference covers environmental topics. Open to the public. Free.
February 21, 2017
Sustainability Management Assocation: The Journey to Zero Waste at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company - Webinar
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s Sustainability Manager, Cheri Chastain, will share how Sierra Nevada has been able to divert 99.8 percent of their total solid waste from landfill. Cheri will share the brewery’s 10-year journey to bring the company to zero waste, the struggles and challenges that have come with that journey, and the successes that led to being the first Platinum Zero Waste facility recognized by the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council. Free.
See website link.
You can also dial in using your phone
United States: +1 (646) 749-3131
Access Code: 350-414-173
Friends of Southwest Nature Preserve: A Photographic Look at Southwest Nature Preserve - Arlington
Bob Brennan will take us on a tour of the Preserve as he has seen it through camera lenses during the past 10 years. He will also discuss equipment and techniques for capturing the flora and fauna at SWNP. Bob has been photographing the Preserve since 2007, and he maintains a web site at https://bobbrennan.smugmug.com/ that includes by year all his works at SWNP.
Info: Annabelle Corboy firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-683-1739
February 23, 2017
Dallas 2030 District: Lunch & Learn: Air Quality - Dallas
Info: Salima Moolji, email@example.com
Streams & Valleys: Project Bluebird Kickoff - Ft Worth
Gathering for the volunteers who manage Fort Worth's extensive bluebird trails.
Info: Jim Marshall, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bluebonnet RC & D: Master Composter Course - Cleburne
The 14-hour Master Composter course hosted by Bluebonnet RC&D gives students an in-depth look at the benefits and challenges of composting. The three day class hours are Thursday and Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students will get an understanding of the biology of composting, the importance of solid waste reduction, and be introduced to vermi-composting (composting with worms), and hands-on bin building. The course fee includes all books and materials, and a light lunch on Saturday. State of Texas Alliance for Recycling course certification is obtained after completing volunteer service hours teaching others about composting. A free C.E. Sheppard compost bin goes to students volunteering in Cleburne. $20.
To register, call 817-733-5066
Native Plant Society of Texas Trinity Forks Chapter: TWU Pollinator Garden - Denton
Dr. Jeffry Robb of Texas Woman’s University will discuss the TWU Pollinator Garden. Free.
Info: Cathy Lustgarten, email@example.com
Arlington Organic Garden Club: Make Potting Soil and Potting Your Plants - Arlington
"Make Potting Soil and Potting Your Plants" presented by Josephine Keeney and Joe Martinez.
Info: Donna Ressl, firstname.lastname@example.org
February 25, 2017
Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest: Trout Lily Walk - Garland
Tom Frey will lead the walks. Times will be announced soon.
Heard Museum: Wetland Canoe Trail - McKinney
Experience the amazing diversity in wetland vegetation and wildlife while learning about the history and basics of wetland ecology. After a safety and canoeing introduction, spend about 40 minutes on a guided trail around the Heard wetlands, followed by free paddle time to explore on your own. Preregistration is required. This program is available for persons ages 7 and older. Please note: Heard canoes are not available for personal use. Canoeing at the Heard is only available by reservation for groups or during pre-scheduled canoeing events. $42.
February 26, 2017
DFW Urban Wildlife: Village Creek Drying Beds - Arlington
DFW Urban Wildlife Facebook Group get together! This time at The Village Creek Drying Beds!
Let’s meet up in the parking lot of the JW Dunlop Sports Center, located just across the street from the entrance to the Drying Beds.
See more details on website.
Dallas Sierra Club: Day Hike at Chisholm Trail - Plano
Meet at 10 a.m. at the Starbucks on 15th Street in Plano, right off Highway 75 in the big Barnes and Noble in the retail strip. The trail entrance is only yards away. We'll walk about 6 miles, I hope. It's a paved trail. Maybe we'll see some squirrels and birds. Bring some water and some munchies, as it'll be a long walk, especially if it's warm. It's beautiful and flat. Lunch afterward at On the Border, near the "end of the trail" at 15th and Highway 75 is an option. Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Ginger Bradley, 469-223-7902
Greater Dallas Organic Gardening Club: Woodpeckers, Sapsuckers, Flickers, Oh My! - Dallas
Presented by Ben Jones, Dean, Wild Earth Academy at the Dallas Zoo and Jenna Hanson, former Education Director at Trinity River Audubon Center and a community volunteer. From drilling to drumming to snake fights, don't miss your chance to learn fascinating facts about this quirky avian family as we take a closer look at the wild world of woodpeckers. Refreshments, 2:30.p.m. Meeting start, 3 p.m.