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 25 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.
Nature Conservancy of Texas: Davis Mountains Preserve Field Tour & Volunteer Days - Fort Davis
The Nature Conservancy of Texas has recently completed an ambitious tree thinning project at the Davis Mountains Preserve. The thinning treatments focused on canyons and riparian areas, because those sites had the highest tree density and were the most vulnerable to drought, insect outbreaks and wildfire. Each day of the event will include hikes through treated areas to examine the results of the project, as well as tree planting conducted by the TAMU Forest Service. Attendees will also help to cut firewood for local food pantries, using trees cut down as part of the thinning program. The Friday and Saturday programs will be the same; you are welcome to attend one or both days.
RSVP: Charlotte Reemts, firstname.lastname@example.org, by March 15, 2017.
City of Fort Worth: Fix a Leak Week - Fort Worth
The city of Fort Worth is holiding a series of public outreach events to help residents save water. Nationwide, household water leaks account for more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted each year. The outreach events are being held in recognition of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Fix a Leak Week to remind residents to check their household fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks.
Fort Worth will be promoting finding and fixing residential water leaks March 24 from 4-6 p.m. and March 25 from 8 a.m. - noon at the FW Water Gardens.
Info: 817.392.6565 or email@example.com
O.S. Gray Natural Area: Chalk the Walk Sidewalk Art Contest - Arlington
Sidwalk chalk art contest. For all ages and skill levels. Rainout date is April 1.
8 AM to 9 AM: Artist Check-in
8 AM to 12 PM: Artists at work
12 PM to 1:30 PM: Judging and People’s Choice Voting 2 PM: Awards presented (need not be present to win)
Age Categories & Entry Fees (Entry Fee includes 1 box of chalk)
All Ages Family/Team ($15)
All children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult
****Cash prizes awarded in each category****
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot and get complete rules & info. Deadline to reserve a spot is Thursday March 23, 7 PM
Space is limited so sign up early!
Redenta's: 25th Anniversary Sale - Arlington & Dallas
25 percent off at both locations.
Drinks (hard and soft) and cupcakes 4-6 pm
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area: Stars on the Prairie - Lewisville
Join LLELA’s guides for a fascinating evening as you trek to LLELA’s prairie restoration area to view the wonders of the night sky. Constellations both familiar and unusual, satellites, and sometimes planets and the moon are features of the ever-changing night sky. If the sky is cloudy, we will substitute a night hike. Ages 5 and up. $10. Registration is required by 11a.m. Friday, March 24, at bit.ly/CoLRegistration. Search for activity code 800001.