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 11 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.
Good Faith Impact: Community Solar Installation Training - Dallas
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.
Dallas Sierra Club: The Beneficial Garden - Farmers Branch
Insects and wildlife are the best indicators of garden health. Learn about beneficial insects that keep your garden healthy, and how to attract them with flowering plants. A large assemblage of true bugs, flies, wasps and beetles not only help control pest insects but also help in pollination. A diversity of plant species will attract an equally diverse group of arthropods, resulting in a complex and healthy ecosystem.
Presented by John Watts, entomologist at Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park. John is an avid gardener both for food and for wildlife, especially pollinators. His professional career started at the Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Nature and Science, and he has been in the live butterfly exhibit business ever since. He spent 7 years at the Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center in Westminster, Colorado, before settling in Dallas.
Info: Kirk Miller, 972-699-1687 or KirkMiller@DallasSierraClub.org