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.
Jun 7 2017
Perot Museum: Maya - Hidden Worlds Revealed - Dallas
Liliana Bloch Gallery: "Convenience Store" Exhibit - Dallas (Thru June 17)
Dallas-based artist Sally Warren addresses littering using poetic images in her exhibit "Convenience Store." Opening reception May 13 from 6-8 p.m.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Concerts in the Garden - Fort Worth (Thru July 8)
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will be holding their annual summer concert series June 2 – July 8 and they are looking for volunteers to assist patrons with sorting their recyclable materials. Volunteers will receive free admission for themselves and a guest to the performance, and can earn extra perks for volunteering at 6-plus performances. Volunteers must be available to attend mandatory training on May 31 at 6:30pm at the Botanic Garden and will need to be available from 5:45 p.m. through up to one hour after the concert ends (typically 10-10:30 p.m.) on the night of the performance. Register by May 10 at www.fwsymphony.org/citgecoteam. Info: email@example.com.
Arlington Conservation Council: Texas Bumble Bees: Natural History, Research and Conservation - Arlington
Texas Bumble Bees: Natural History, Research, and Conservation by Jessica Beckham
Presenter: Dr. Jessica Beckham is a Texas bumble bee expert, and all-around "bug nerd." She has researched a variety of topics pertaining to native Texas bumble bees, including their use of urban green spaces, statewide species distributions and species persistence across northeast Texas. She is currently evaluating the taxonomic status of the Sonoran bumble bee as a post-doctoral research associate at the University of North Texas.
Program Description: Bumble bees are important pollinators in both natural and agricultural systems. Unfortunately, they are declining worldwide; five of the twelve documented species found in Texas have experienced range reductions. This program will introduce you to the natural history of bumble bees, identification of common species in Texas, ongoing research at the University of North Texas, and ways that you can help to conserve these vital resources.