Feb 11 2017

Downwinders at Risk: College of Constructive Hell-Raising - Dallas (Jan. 17-May 23)

Jan 17 2017 - 7:00pm to May 23 2017 - 9:00pm
Meadows Conference Center
2900 Live Oak
Dallas , TX

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.


Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area: Bird Walk - Lewisville

Feb 11 2017 - 7:30am
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
201 E. Jones St
Lewisville , TX

Birders of all skill levels are welcome to join an expert birder as you explore prime birding locations along LLELA’s nature trails. Ages 10 and up. Free with $5/vehicle entry to LLELA. 

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Friends of O.S. Gray Natural Area: Molly Hollar Privet Pull - Arlington

Feb 11 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
O.S. Gray Natural Area
2021 W. Abram St.
Arlington , TX

This month we will be honoring our Friend, Molly Hollar, on her birthday by hunting down and pulling pesky patches of privet that have propagated in previously privet free parts of the Park. We'll also be working in our pollinator beds and picking up litter.  

We invite you to join Molly, and the Friends, for all or part of the morning, or drop by and wish Molly a Happy Birthday!

Please bring your favorite tools for privet removal, gardening, or pruning and work gloves, or litter picker upper.

Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and for working in a natural area (long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes, hat). Water, warm beverages, and snacks will be provided. O.S. Gray Natural Area has no restroom facilities, but Kroger is near by.

Info: FriendsOfosgray@gmail.com

Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions: Seeding Dallas - Good Food for the City - Dallas

Feb 11 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Cliff Temple Baptist Church
125 Sunset Ave
Dallas , TX

The Coalition's Urban Agriculture Action Team invites to you to come network and learn with other urban gardeners and farmers. Seeding Dallas offers many topics for a wide range of gardening skills. Local experts will share what they have learned growing food and managing gardens in North Texas.

Topics include community garden management, soil building, planting for diversity, seasonal planting, organic pest management, composting, rainwater harvesting, vermicomposting, and keeping chickens.

Who Should Attend: Gardeners and urban farmers of all types, community garden managers, farm/garden supporters, and anyone thinking about starting a garden for community invigoration or enhancement.

$10. Scholarships are available upon request. Info: wyonella_henderson-greene@baylor.edu or 214-951-7780.

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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. 

North Texas Renewable Energy Society: Keeping PACE in Texas - Dallas

Feb 11 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Road
Dallas , TX

Presenter: Anthony Martin, Senior Business Development Director, Greenworks Lending

The presentation will introduce you to the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program now available in North Texas and other districts throughout the State. Once introduced, we will answer some key questions regarding: Why do owners love PACE? Why do mortgage lenders agree to PACE? For what and where can I use "PACE" to finance my energy-related projects? You will walk away with not only a strong understanding of the program, but also how to get started getting projects started using this new financial mechanism.


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Coppell Community Garden: Small Space Gardening - Coppell

Feb 11 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Biodiversity Education Center
367 Freeport Pkwy
Coppell , TX

Looking to add a little color or texture to your front entry or back patio? Container gardens can be a great way to give a little curb appeal or jazz up a back patio. This program teaches how to prepare and install a container garden. You will learn how to prepare the container, prepare the soil, and install a well-planned mix of annuals, perennials, and other colorful foliage plants.

Fort Worth Nature Center: Winter Woody Plant ID - Fort Worth

Feb 11 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Ft Worth , TX

Examining leaves is a common practice to identifying trees. However, did you know you can look at other features such as growth habits, bark, twigs, buds and even leaf scars. Join plant ecologist Suzanne Tuttle as she teaches you the tricks of the trade to identifying deciduous trees in winter.  Class size limited to 20. Pre-registration required. $10 (with paid admission).