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 29 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.
Weston Gardens: Native Day - Fort Worth
Come enjoy free popcorn and take advantage of our plant sale of a lifetime! The sale includes buy 2, get 1 free on all of our in stock 5 gallon and smaller plants (get 2 for the price of 3). RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or shoot us a Facebook message indicating how many will be in your party.
10:00 am "The Nature of Bees" with T'Lee Sollenberger
11:00 am "Landscaping with Native Plants" with Paris Leveall and Cheryl Beesley
12:30 pm Natures Edge Wildlife
2:00 pm Cold Blood Unlimited with Max Peterson
Denton County Master Gardeners: Spring Plant Sale - Denton
This popular annual event offers a wide range of native and North Texas-adapted plants, including hundreds of varieties of shrubs, ground covers and bedding plants. Shoppers can choose from herbs, tough perennials and colorful roses. Many pass-along plants from the homes of local Master Gardeners will be available.
Shoppers are encouraged to bring their wagons and carts in order to transport their purchases. Early birds have the best selection since the plants go quickly.
All funds generated by the sale helps fund DCMGA educational activities for Denton County residents.
Dallas Arboretum: Artscape Fine Art Show & Sale - Dallas (Thru April 30)
Juried fine art show and sale in the garden featuring artists from around the country. Event includes demonstrations, food and entertainment.
Native Prairies Assocation of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Thora Hart Park Hike - Arlington
Join us for a stroll through this excellent 10 acre example of Eastern Cross Timbers Post Oak and Blackjack woodlands, with scattered prairie openings. The park may look like the typical city-owned park from the street, but many treasures can be found in such a small natural area. To date, 678 observations, including 205 plant species, have been made through the iNaturalist app. You can view all the observations here: http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/survey-ofthora-hart-park-arlington-tx. Here is a sample of what you might expect to see in April: Silver Evax (Diaperia candida), Carolina False Dandelion (Pyrrhopappus carolinianus), Venus’ Looking Glass (Triodanis perfoliata), Rusty Blackhaw (Viburnum rufidulum), Western Spiderwort (Tradescantia occidentalis), Nuttall’s Wild Indigo (Baptisia nuttalliana), Edible Scurf Pea (Pediomelum hypogaeum var. scaposum), Bracted Zornia (Zornia bracteata), Cut Leaf Evening Primrose (Oenothera laciniata), Slender Yellow Woodsorrel (Oxalis dilleniid), Wright’s Plantain (Plantago wrightiana), Hair Grass (Aira elegans), Woolly Rosette Grass (Dichanthelium acuminatum), Engelmann’s Dock (Rumex hastatulus), Cherry Laurel (Prunus caroliniana), Eastern Hercules Club (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis), Toad Flax (Nuttallanthus canadensis), Beardtongue (Penstemon laxiflorus) and Stinging Nettle (Urtica chamaedryoides).
Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club: Let's Recycle Fort Worth - Fort Worth
Citizen and business recycling. Items accepted are: electronics (anything with a cord or battery), clothing, shoes, linens, towels, plastic bags, hangars.
*Hazardous waste, paint, tires and glass not accepted.
Coalition for Environmental Justice - North Texas: People's Climate March - Dallas
This year, a number of environmental and social justice organizations in the DFW metroplex (System Change Not Climate Change, Solidarity, Dallas Sierra Club, 350.org/Dallas, Democratic Socialists of America/Dallas, Our Revolution/Dallas, Dallas Action, Dallas Peace and Justice Center, No DAPL/Dallas,and Livable Arlington, Code Pink and others) came together to form the Coalition for Environmental Justice - North Texas(CEJ-NTX). The mission of CEJ is to bring together North Texas progressive/leftist organizations to become an effective movement for climate/environmental and economic justice in the region. Our first project is organizing a sister "People's Climate March" to 350.org's April 29th march in D.C. in the DFW metroplex. We have other climate justice actions planned as well.
City of Irving: Arbor Day Celebration - Irving
Attendees can talk with tree experts and vendors. Children can learn how to climb a tree, watch and participate in a snake encounters show and enjoy a tree house slide. Attendees will receive free tree saplings, informational booklets and giveaway items while supplies last.
Prairie Seekers: At Leo's Ranch - Cooke County
This is our first official full-scale prairie assessment project! This will tie together the previous workshop & field training.
The Dixon Water Foundation owns & manages numerous ranches in Texas. They are dedicated to promoting healthy watersheds through sustainable land management to ensure that future generations have the water resources they need. The 1,900 acre Leo Ranch, located in the Fort Worth Prairie ecosystem in Cooke County, just acquired additional acres (bringing the Leo Ranch total acreage to over 5,000) and they have invited the NPAT Prairie Seekers team to conduct a prairie assessment.
Before heading out into the field to conduct an official assessment, the Ranch Manager will provide an overview. We will review the datasheet & protocols before we begin assessing & mapping assigned sections of the ranch.
RSVP for this exciting opportunity to explore a +5,000 acre ranch on the high prairie of Cooke County!
RSVP required by Wednesday, April 26, to Michelle.Villafranca@fortworthtexas.gov
People's Climate March - Austin
Connemara Conservancy Foundation: Meadowfest - Allen
An evening of dinner, dancing and fun at Bedside Manor in Montgomery Farm to celebrate Texas open space and support the organization’s conservation efforts and programs to restore critical habitats for Monarchs, bees and other pollinators. Benefits the Connemara Conservancy, which currently protects more than 6,000 acres of open space throughout North Texas. $100.