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 10 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.
Oliver Nature Park: Rain Barrel Making Class - Mansfield
Dotty Woodson from Agrilife Extension will be teaching us all about harvesting rainwater and why it’s important. Then our Water Utilities Division will teach us how to construct the rain barrels. Each registered participant will receive one 55-gallon rain barrel to make and take home. All supplies provided. This class is geared towards adults and older children. Each registered adult may bring up to 2 family members to the class to learn and help create the barrel. (Only one person per family needs to register.) Pre‐registration required. $45/$50 per barrel. Register online. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of O.S. Gray Natural Area: Community Day - Arlington
Please bring your favorite work gloves, shovel, litter picker upper, or gardening tools.
Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and for working in a natural area (long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes, hat).
Water and snacks will be available.
O.S. Gray Natural Area has no restroom facilities, but Kroger is nearby.
Leopold Education Project: TEA CPE Credit - Dallas
The Leopold Education Project (LEP) is an innovative, interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education curriculum based on the essays in A Sand County Almanac. There are currently five different educator resources containing 20 individual lessons within the LEP curriculum. $35.
Celina Garden Club: Country Garden and Market Tour - Celina
Tour eight private-home gardens, farms and area wineries, as well as the new Garden of Oz educational facility. Advance tickets are $20, and are available online at www.celinagardenclub.org for pickup on the day of the event in Celina’s historic downtown square, near Walnut and Ohio Streets.
Tickets are also on sale at four area retailers: Annie Jack Design & General Store, 222 W. Walnut St., Celina; D&L Farm and Home, 811 N. Louisiana Drive, Celina; Texas Seasons Nursery, 807 N. Preston Road, Celina; and Cristina’s Stone & Garden Center, 14400 Preston Road, Frisco.
Additionally, tickets can be purchased on the day of the tour for $25 beginning at 8 a.m. in Celina’s downtown square.
As a special offer, the first 350 people to purchase their 2017 Celina Garden and Market Tour tickets will receive a free tote bag.
Oliver Nature Park: Kayaking at Britton Park - Mansfield
We will go out in dual‐seated kayaks on Joe Pool Lake. An instructor will guide the participants on kayaking safety and proper techniques. Registration required for all participants. Appropriate for ages 7 and up. All kayaking materials will be provided. $24.
North Texas Water Garden Society: Annual Tour of Ponds - Metroplex
The NTWGS Annual Tour of Ponds is a two-day self-guided tour of members ponds all across the Metroplex. The tour also consists of several ponds that are on the enchanted night tour that are open till 11 p.m.
Tour book guide features 41 pond listings, descriptions, directions and color pictures. It also includes a map and pond related articles of interest. One book per carload will get you access to all 41 ponds. Each book is $20 and can be purchased at participating retailers (see website). Online sales are now open.
North Texas Renewable Energy Group: The Top 10 Design Steps for an Efficient and Resilient Building - Dallas
Paul Westbrook, owner of Four Cedars, an award-winning energy-efficient home.
Lydia Miller, former Sales Consultant with Green Mountain Energy
Citizens Climate Lobby, Fort Worth Chapter: Meeting - Fort Worth
Monthly meeting of this bipartisan lobby group aimed at creating the political will for a sustainable world. Info: Andrea Garcia, email@example.com.