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 22 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.
Earth Day Texas - Dallas
The largest eco expos in the world, the event is held on three days and attracts thousands of visitors to Fair Park. Hundreds of exhibitors will be on hand, including environmental nonprofits, businesses, academic institutions and government agencies aiming to raise the environmental consciousness of North Texans. There is also a full schedule of speakers and demonstrations at this free fest founded by Dallas philanthropist Trammell S. Crow. New this year is the EarthxFilm film festival. Keynote speaker Sylvia Earle speaks at noon on Saturday.
The Great Seed Bomb & EDTX: Seedbomb Making Workshops - Dallas
A giant, weekend long, free series of seedbomb making workshops and seedbomb giveaways. Workshops are at 1pm and 4pm, Fri-Sun. Giveaways occur all weekend while supplies last.
We've got a full on seed ball making operation going on with several hundred pounds of organic compost, ranger red clay, Native American Blackland Prairie seed! Everyone is welcome to make seedbombs, snag a bag of'em, and learn how to wildscape a piece of their backyard into native pollinator habitat.
Native Prairies Assocation of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Chalk Mt Ranch Field Trip - Glen Rose
Meet at 8:30 a.m. in Glen Rose at the Brookshire’s parking lot. We will travel from there to stop and see a recently discovered rare plant species for North Texas near Glen Rose. From there, we will head on to Chalk Mountain Ranch. This will be a hike in easy to moderate terrain, up to 2 miles. Please bring plenty of water. It is optional, but the plan afterwards will be to eat at Hammonds BBQ in Glen Rose. Here’s a small sampling of what you might expect to see: Plateau Milk Vine (Matelea edwardsensis), Plains Fleabane (Erigeron modestus), Gray Golden Aster (Heterotheca canescens), Barbara’s Buttons (Marshallia caespitosa var. signata), Slender Greenthread (Thelesperma simplicifolium), Pineapple Cactus (Coryphantha sulcata), Pink Mimosa (Mimosa borealis), Engelmann Sage (Salvia engelmannii), Rock Flax (Linum rupestre), Thin Leaf Brookweed (Samolus valerandi ssp. parviflorus) and Gray Vervain (Verbena canescens).
Heard Museum: Spring Plant Sale - McKinney
For more than 20 years, veteran and novice gardeners alike have anticipated this rare opportunity to purchase plants from a huge selection of the best plants for North Central Texas gardens at the annual Spring Plant Sale. This year, we are offering natives, hard-to-find herbs, and well-adapted plants. Admission to the Heard is not required to visit the plant sale.
Public sale: April 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and April 23, 1-5 p.m.
Members only pre-sale: April 21, 4-7 p.m.
Snappy Salads: E-Waste Recycling Roundup - DFW locations
Snappy Salads, the first eco-friendly salad restaurant in Dallas, will hold an electronic recycling roundup on Earth Day as a free service to the public.
Anything with an on/off switch, including computers, cell phones, televisions, and other electronic items, may be dropped off at the following Snappy Salads’ locations at the times listed:
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. -
5915 Forest Lane in Dallas
4940 State Highway 121 in Lewisville
6550 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Irving
5941 Greenville Ave. in Dallas
5930 W. Park Blvd. in Plano
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. -
5588 State Highway 121 in Plano
320 W. Campbell in Richardson
14902 Preston Rd. in Dallas
2175 E. Southlake Blvd. in Southlake
6115 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Ft. Worth
Items that can be recycled include: computers, televisions, monitors, laptops, cell phones, VCRs, stereos, copiers, printers, video games, fax machines, calculators, lamps, flashlights, as well as small appliances and batteries.
Red River UU: Earth Day Texoma - Sherman
Green vendors, workshops, plant sales. Keynote address: "Texas Native Plants: What’s the Big Picture?" will be presented Dr. George Diggs.
Dallas Sierra Club: Day Hike at Cedar Ridge Preserve - Dallas
Join us for a great time at one of the best dayhike places in the area. We will meet at the parking lot at 9 AM and hike about 6 miles (2 to 2.5 hours). Afterward, we plan to have lunch at a restaurant nearby. The Preserve is a not-for-profit natural habitat of 633 acres featuring 10 miles of hiking trails, a native plant nursery and butterfly gardens. Find your way to IH 20 in Dallas, just east of Grand Prairie and take exit 458 for Mountain Creek Parkway. Go south for a few miles and you will see the entrance to the Preserve on your right. Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Bill Beach Send Email 214-662-3224
IKEA: Sustainable Living Your Way - Frisco
Living more sustainably doesn't have to require a lot of effort or money. Small steps that can fit in your life can make a huge impact. We'll show you how easy and affordable it is to lessen your impact on the earth and your budget with resources you can use every day. And don't forget to share the fun on social media using
Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Japanese Spring Garden Festival - Fort Worth (Thru April 23)
Enjoy traditional Japanese dance, music, martial arts, sword demonstrations, raku, tea ceremonies and nature in the beautiful outdoor venue.
W. P. Bluebird Festival - Wills Point
City of Coppell: EcoCoppell Earthfest - Coppell
Green booths, plant sale, document shredding.
Keep Denton Beautiful: Redbud Festival - Denton
Family event featuring vendors, workshops, recycling and plant sales.
Promise of Peace: Earth Day Celebration - Dallas
Held at the Emmanuel POP Garden, event features garden tours, plant sale, bites & beer.
March for Science: Dallas & Fort Worth
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area: Family Campfire Program - Lewisville
Pull up a camp chair and listen to Master Naturalist Scott Kiester tell us about one of our native insect controls – bats. Then watch the sun set and the stars appear as you enjoy traditional campfire fun: stories, songs, and of course, s'mores! $10/person. Call 972-219-3550 to ask about special pricing for families of four or more. Registration is required by 11a.m., Friday, April 21 at bit.ly/CoLRegistration. Search for activity code 800006.