Apr 10 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.


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. 

Good Faith Impact: Community Solar Installation Training - Dallas

Apr 10 2017 - 8:00am to Apr 14 2017 - 5:00pm
Martin Luther King Jr Community Center
2922 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Dallas , TX

Good Faith Impact, a Dallas-based non-profit organization, will host a five day “Community Solar Installation Training.” The session is intended for entry level workers, interested in launching a career in the growing solar photovoltaic industry. 

Participants from the local community who complete this course will receive certificates of completion, an OSHA-10 certificate, and an introduction to local employers. 

Native Prairies Assocation of Texas - Fort Worth Chapter: Prairie Mgmt on Public & Private Property - Fort Worth

Apr 10 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Amon G. Carter YMCA
512 Lamar
Ft Worth , TX

There is a groundswell developing in Tarrant County among public and private property owners and managers to identify, conserve and in many cases restore native prairie remnants for a variety of reasons. What motivates people to learn about and save their local natural heritage? And how can folks connect to other like-minded conservationists? To explore answers to these questions and to facilitate networking we have put together a panel of local prairie owners/managers for our April meeting. Currently scheduled to serve as panelists are:

• Mr. Nathan Loftice - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Sustainability and Environmental Division

• Mr. Don Young - Founder and President, Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area

• Dr. Greta Bowling - Faculty Member, Tarrant County College Northwest Campus

• Dr. Jeanmarie Stiles - Faculty Member, Tarrant County College Northeast Campus

• Ms. Floreen Henry - Faculty Member, Tarrant County College South Campus

• Mr. Marc Villanueva - Lead Groundskeeper, Tarrant County College Southeast Campus

• Ms. Pat Merkord - Executive Director, Native Prairies Association of Texas

Suzanne Tuttle, FW-NPAT treasurer and recently retired manager of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge will serve as moderator. Audience members are encouraged to actively engage in the discussion.