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.
Apr 5 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.
North Texas Master Naturalists: How Tracking Will Make You a Better Naturalist - Dallas
Please join us as Dwight Wilson shows and talks about tracks and sign, but also about how wildlife interacts and connects to it’s environment. Understanding the big picture of tracking will connect the Naturalist to the wildlife they track and also to nature!
Dwight was raised on a small farm where he roamed the woods and learned to hunt and trap at a young age. In 1990 a close friend of his gave him a book called "The Tracker" by Tom Brown Jr. Dwight said “I was hooked. That’s when I started to seriously study tracking.” He went on to study at Tom Brown’s Tracker School, Wilderness Awareness School, and with incredible Trackers like Paul Rezendes, Charles Worsham, Stanley Liston, and Nathan Kempton.
His passion for nature and tracking has given him on many adventures and provided opportunities to share the art of tracking with others including home schooled children, youth organizations, environmental educators, law enforcement and military units. Dwight is also the author of two books on the subject of tracking called "Following Tracks" Vols. 1 and 2.
Arlington Conservation Council: Arlington Parks & Rec's Goals - Arlington
Presenter Lemuel Randolph, director of Arlington Parks and Recreation, will provide an update on the department's goals. Now in his third year with APRD, Lemuel Randolph came to Arlington in 2014 from the city of McKinney where he served as the director of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces. With a total of 23 years of experience directing municipal parks and recreation departments, Randolph has also worked for the cities of Missouri City, Sugar Land and San Bernardino.