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.
May 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.
Denton County Transportation Authority: Denton County Bike Challenge
The Denton County Transportation Authority is partnering with the North Central Texas Council of Governments to host the 2017 Bike Everywhere Challenge to encourage people to ride their bike instead of driving their car during the month of May which is National Bike Month. This free challenge is open to all Denton County residents to enjoy the benefits of biking while also getting a chance to win cool prizes.
The challenge starts Monday, May 1, and ends on Wednesday, May 31. Each participant must create a free account on NCTCOG’s Try Parking It website, joinDCTA’s Bike Everywhere Challenge and log their bike trips to be eligible to win the challenge prizes.
The three participants with the most bike trips logged at the end of the challenge will win the following top prizes provided by DCTA’s three member cities – Denton, Lewisville and Highland Village – who have sponsored the challenge:
· 1st Place – $150 gift card to Cadence Cyclery and sponsorship swag
· 2nd Place – $75 gift card from Denton Bicycle Center and sponsorship swag
· 3rd Place – Two VIP tickets to the 2017 Lewisville Western Days Festival ($500 value) and sponsorship swag
All participants must log their bike trips by Monday, June 5, to be counted toward the challenge. Participants who don’t win the top three prizes will still be eligible to win prizes for NCTCOG’s Try Parking It rewards program.
DCTA customers can ride their bikes to A-train rail stations and take advantage of bike racks on buses and the A-train. Bicycles are allowed on the A-train and most DCTA buses.
Fort Worth Audubon Society: Member's Slideshow - Fort Worth
Did you go bird watching and take photos or video in some exotic locale or in your backyard during the last year? Please consider sharing your adventures with us at the May General Meeting Member’s Slide Show. Jim Jones will organize the material into a Power Point presentation for this meeting on May 11, 2017 and the deadline for getting your photos and videos to him is May 5, 2017. Please send your submissions by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or deliver them on a USB thumb drive or CD at our April meeting. In recent years, several members have used online photo storage and sent Jim a link to them. Whatever your method, please be sure to include identification of the bird species or activity, and where the photo was taken. Also, please reduce the photo size before sending them. Many online sites will reduce the file size for you, but if you send them directly from your camera’s uploaded file they are usually very large and it takes lots of extra time for Jim to reduce multiple images before using them. If there are any questions, contact Jim by E-mail (email@example.com).
In addition, we’ll be having a pot-luck snack/dinner time starting at 6:45 p.m. instead of the usual bird ID session. As such, please consider bringing a snack or casserole or some food item along with you to share at the meeting. FWAS will provide drinks, plastic-ware, paper plates, bowls, and cups, but feel free to bring a non-alcoholic beverage of your choice for just yourself, or for all of us.