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 23 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.
Texas Trees Foundation: Combating Dallas' Urban Heat Island Effect - Dallas
Symposium will explore the impact of the urban heat island effect in North Texas on our health, economy and quality of life and its implications for regional planning. Speakers include Dr. Brian Stone, director of the Urban Climate Change Lab at Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr, Jason Vargo with the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin and Maria Koetter, Director of Sustainability with the city of Louisville, KY.
Presentations will cover:
The results of the Dallas County Urban Heat Islands Study
Issues related to urbanization and health
Urban Heat Island mitigation options
Highlight actions already being understaken in the region.
Info: Matt Grubisich, Operations Director, at Matt@TexasTrees.org or 214-500-9557
Native Plant Society of Texas Trinity Forks Chapter: Ricky Linex Plant ID - Denton
Arlington Organic Garden Club: Garden Bed Preparations - Arlington
Steve Chaney, County Extension Agent, Home Horticulture will speak on bed preparation and soil improvements. Visitors welcome.