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 12 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.
NTCRA & STAR: Materials Recovery Facility Tour - Dallas
Join the North Texas Corporate Recycling Association, NTCRA, and the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling - North Texas, STAR-NT, for this informative tour of the new FCC Environmental Services materials recovery facility, or MRF ("murph") at the McCommas Bluff Landfill.
The new facility boasts state-of-the-art technology to process and return to the market all recyclable materials from the city of Dallas as well as the cities of Garland, Mesquite, and University Park.
All participants need to bring water, PPE and wear closed-toe shoes. Seats are limited. Membership in NTCRA or STAR-NT not required.
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area: Family Campfire Program - Lewisville
Pull up a camp chair and listen as Master Naturalist Scott Kiester tells 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. Call 972-219-3550 to ask about special pricing for families of four or more. Registration is required by 5 p.m., Thursday, May 11 at bit.ly/CoLRegistration; search for activity code 800006.