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.
Mar 21 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.
Dallas 2030 District: Sustainable Energy Management - Dallas
Learn firsthand how to create a Sustainable Energy Management Program and Process (SEMPP) to achieve sustained energy cost, repair and maintenance and cost avoidance reduction that will lower overall costs (capital and R&M). The four areas of the program Conscientious and Continuous Operational Changes (CCOC) and the seven steps of the process will be covered in detail. A case study will be presented to show actual results comparing same store over a six-year period. Speaker: Thomas T. Tolan, Vice President of Engineering, Tier Reit, LLC, Tier Property Management. $35.
City of Flower Mound: Monarch Waystations - Flower Mound
Learn simple steps to create a Monarch Way Station in your backyard. Carol Clark, Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist, presents the monarch life cycle, its magnificent migration through Texas and actions you can take now to support conservation of this threatened butterfly.
The event will include representatives from Keep Flower Mound Beautiful, Native Plant Society of Texas/Trinity Forks chapter, Denton County Master Gardeners Association, Texas Master Naturalists, Monarch Watch and Monarch Way Station owners. These representatives will be available before and after this program to answer questions, provide resources and a free step-by-step guide to start your butterfly garden in North Texas.
Register: firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-874-6165.
Southwest Nature Preserve: Bats of North Texas - Arlington
Rachel Richter, an Urban Wildlife Biologist for Texas Parks and Wildlife in the DFW area, will discuss bat biology, which bat species call DFW home, why bats are so important, and the current threats to bat populations. Parking is available in the front of the building, accessed from Ron McAndrew Drive. Info: Annabelle Corboy, email@example.com or 817-683-1739
USGBC: Raise Your Voice: An Evening of Advocacy with USGBC Texas - Dallas
Raise your voice (and a glass!) for green building legislation in Texas. Join us for pizza, wine and an update by USGBC Texas members who attended Advocacy Day in Austin.
Guest speaker Brian Hasenbauer with the No Labels campaign will share an inspiring message on how you can engage in bi-partisan advocacy for positive change.