Mar 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.

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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. 

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area: Bird Walk - Lewisville

Mar 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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Native Prairies Assocation of Texas: Prairie Seekers Field Training - Fort Worth

Mar 11 2017 - 8:00am
Location TBD Ft Worth , TX

Prairie Seekers is a prairie assessment and mapping program developed by Native Prairies Association of Texas.  The Fort Worth chapter is hosting a field training day which covers: the program, how to complete the datasheet, prairie plant ID, soils, succession ('reading the land'), mapping and iNaturalist.  After completion, Prairie Seekers volunteers conduct surveys whose data will be contributed to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department state biodiversity database. This information is used to identify future prairie conservation opportunities across the state. The field training is free with RSVP and is hosted by NPAT, Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

O.S. Gray Natural Area: Community Day - Arlington

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

Please bring your favorite work gloves, shovel, litter picker upper, or gardening tools.

Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and for working in a natural area (long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes, hat).

Water and snacks will be available.

O.S. Gray Natural Area has no restroom facilities, but Kroger is nearby.

Info: friendsofosgray@gmail.com

Tarrant Coalition for Environmental Awareness: Meeting - Fort Worth

Mar 11 2017 -
9:30am to 11:30am
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

Tarrant Coalition for Environmental Awareness is a 501(c)3 organization whose primary purpose is to educate the public about the environment and environmental problems in Tarrant County. To this end, we are working to network with a coalition of local environmental groups so that we may be more effective in reaching our collective goals. 

Info: Lon Burnam, lonburnam@gmail.com

Oliver Nature Park: Kayaking at Britton Park - Mansfield

Mar 11 2017 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Mansfield , TX

In this brand new program, we will go out in dual‐seated kayaks on Joe Pool Lake. An instructor will guide the participants on kayaking safety and proper techniques.  Registration required for all participants. Appropriate for ages 7 and up. All kayaking materials will be provided. $24.

Info: Tiffany Gorrell, tiffany.gorrell@mansfieldtexas.gov 

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: M-Line Trolley Field Trip - Dallas

Mar 11 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
City of Dallas M-Line Electric Trolly Car Headquarters
3153 Oak Grove Ave.
Dallas , TX

Topic: "The "M-Line" Vintage Electric Trollys - Trolly HQ Tour and free ride on an Electric Trolly!"

North Texas Renewable Energy Group members, friends and supporters are being given a rare opportunity to see first-hand a different type of electric vehicle - the electric trolly. The "M-Line,” so named for the original McKinney Avenue route of the original trolleys, is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the restoration, preservation and use of vintage electric trolly cars. The M-Line is in use by the public as a mode of transportation in Dallas 365 days a year.

Presenter: McKinney Avenue Transit Authority

Parking: The M-Line doesn't have a designated parking area. Parking spaces exist on streets in the immediate vicinity of the Trolly Car Barn. Construction is reported in the area, so please allow extra time to arrive and find a parking space and the short walk to the Trolley Barn. 

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Coppell Community Garden: Lawn Care - Coppell

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

Is the green in your lawn weeds or grass? Do you have brown circles in your yard? Proper lawn care maintenance is a key component to a healthy lawn. This program covers basic lawn maintenance prac­tices and selecting the right turf grass to improve the health and longevity of your landscape. You will learn how to maintain your landscape using less water, fertilizers and pesticides.

Marshall Grain: How to Be a Pollinator-Friendly Gardener - Grapevine

Mar 11 2017 - 1:00pm
Marshall Grain Company
3525 William D. Tate
Grapevine , TX

Organic landscape specialist Lucy Harrell will help you learn how put beneficial insects to work for you. 

Heard Museum: Zip Line Day - McKinney

Mar 11 2017 - 1:00pm
Heard Museum
1 Nature Place
McKinney , TX

During Zip Line Days, guests climb a 23-foot tree to our zip platform then proceed to a 487-foot zip line. Purchase one ticket ($12 each) for each time you would like to travel down the zip line.

Heard Museum: Owl Prowl - McKinney

Mar 11 2017 - 6:30pm
Heard Museum
1 Nature Place
McKinney , TX

Bring your family to see a live owl presentation and then stay for a guided night hike on our sanctuary trails. If you have ever been on a hike and the sun set before you finished, you know that experiencing a trail at night can be a completely different experience from hiking during the day. Explore the thrilling sights, smells and sounds of night with Heard Trail Guides. Night hikers will be encouraged to sharpen their senses to be able to spot signs of animal life and learn more about the inhabitants of the Heard. Preregistration is required and this program fills quickly. $19.

Tandy Hills Natural Area: Star Party - Fort Worth

Mar 11 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Tandy Hills Natural Area
3400 View St
Ft , TX

After a two-month winter break, the regular monthly star parties in association with Fort Worth Astronomical Society will restart on March 11. Stargazers, skywatchers, astronomers, kids, grownups, singles, couples, groups, all ages welcome. No dogs, please. Free.