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.
Feb 13 2017
Downwinders at Risk: College of Constructive Hell-Raising - Dallas (Jan. 17-May 23)
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.
Native Prairies Association of Texas: BioBlitz & Beyond - Fort Worth
Presenters: John Tandy: Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area & FW-NPAT & Bruce Benz: Texas Wesleyan University
In 2016, the Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area wrote a grant and received funding to organize and host the largest BioBlitz in Texas. The Tandy Hills BioBlitz focused on documenting all living species at the park over a continuous 36-hour time period. John and Bruce will present the results of the Tandy Hills BioBlitz, show the professional video created about the event and talk about what comes next.