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 24 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.
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