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 18 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.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology & National Audubon Society: Great Backyard Bird Count
Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.
To participate, for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, February 17-20, 2017, simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see. You can count from any location, anywhere in the world, for as long as you wish!
Audubon Texas: Trinity Bird Count - Dallas
Come enjoy the Trinity and help investigate the birds that live along the Trinity or that visit here during their migration. Since 2011, the Trinity Bird Count has been a partnership between the Trinity Commons Foundation, Trinity River Corridor Project, Strategic Community Solutions, and Audubon Texas (Trinity River Audubon Center), to collect information about critical Texas bird species.
Oliver Nature Park: Great Backyard Bird Count - Mansfield
Registration required for all programs.
Info: Tiffany Gorrell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dallas Trekkers: Trout Lily Walk - Garland
Celebrate the spring with the Dallas Trekkers’ Trout Lily Walk in the bottomland forest and floodplain of Spring Creek. The walk begins at the Spring Creek Forest Preserve entrance. Walk on concrete paths and natural surface trails through the forest and along the banks of Spring Creek. Be aware that you may encounter tree falls and shallow water crossings across the natural forest trails. Waterproof footwear is recommended. Children under 12 must be accompanied by and adult. All participants sign a waiver of liability and carry a start card that is returned to the finish table. $3.
Info: Donna Hall, email@example.com 214 -226 -4867
City of Dallas: Waterwise Landscape Seminars - Dallas
Landscape designer and author Bonnie Reese of Beautiful Landscapes will be the speaker at both sessions. First-time seminar attendees at each session will receive a copy of Bonnie’s book, “Common-Sense Landscaping” (limit one per household). Attendees can also enter a drawing to win a bag of Green Sense organic fertilizer from Rohde’s Nursery and Nature Store. There will be 3 drawings per session.
Water-Wise Landscape Design 101 • Saturday, February 18 • 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Whether you have a new landscape or plan to update an existing area, it is critical to begin with a good design. This program teaches the principles of landscape design with an emphasis on how to create a beautiful landscape that will save resources – natural and financial!
Fantastic Plants for North Texas • Saturday, February 18 • 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Using colorful photographs, Bonnie demonstrates the natural beauty of native and adapted plants that thrive in the North Texas region. Learn when, where and how to plant each of the recommended plants, their size and height at maturity, seasonal color, texture and more. This program provides information on trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, groundcovers and turf grasses.
Space is limited, please register online by filling out the registration form on the website. Let us know which seminar(s) you would like to attend and how many will be attending in your group. Also, you may register by calling (214) 670-3155
Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area: Trout Lily Walk - Fort Worth
Small is beautiful at Tandy Hills in late February to early March when the rare, beautiful and diminutive Trout Lily blooms (we hope). Known as one of the harbingers of Spring, Trout Lilies are one of the signature wildflowers at Tandy Hills and a fascinating plant to learn about. FREE. All ages welcome.
Sam Kieschnick will lead the walk that begins at 10am sharp. (Rain date is February 26)
Native Prairies Assocation of Texas: State Meeting - Mexia
Chapter representatives are invited to attend this meeting to report on their activities and provide input on plans for 2017.
Dallas Sierra Club: Day Hike at Cedar Ridge Preserve - Dallas
Meet at the entrance between the parking lot and the Clubhouse. Wear good shoes, as we'll walk about 6 miles, not paved, to the Cattail Pond, the Possumhaw Trail and the Bluebonnet trail, among the trees. We'll stop for lunch about halfway, at the picnic tables. Bring water, a sandwich and some snacks. Trip rated: Moderate. Leader: Ginger Bradley, 469-223-7902
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area: Saturday at the Cabin - Lewisville
Step back in time when you visit the historic Minor-Porter log house. Visitors of all ages are welcome to arrive at any time during the open house. You’ll get a feel for pioneer life as you tour the log home, smoke house, barn, dugout, and homestead grounds. Knowledgeable docents will add to your experience. You may even be able to try your hand at a craft from the 1870s. Free with $5/vehicle entrance fee to LLELA (cash or check only).
Fort Worth Nature Center: Frog Talk - Fort Worth
In Spring, wetlands burst into sound as frogs and toads begin their yearly chorus. Learn to distinguish different local frog calls and discover more about threats frogs and toads face in the wild. You will also learn about attracting frogs to your own backyard. $5 (with paid admission).
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area: Owl Prowl at Central Park - Lewisville
Owls hooting, armadillos rustling in the underbrush, maybe a coyote howling…we never know what we might hear on a night hike on the trails through Central Park. Join our guides as they lead a stroll down the trail, listening for owls as we go. We’ll end our hike by warming up around a campfire, where we will make s’mores and sip hot chocolate. $5/per person. Registration is required by Friday, Feb. 17, at 11a.m. at bit.ly/CoLRegistration; search for activity code 800014.