Jun 20 2017

Perot Museum: Maya - Hidden Worlds Revealed - Dallas

Feb 11 2017 - 10:00am to Sep 4 2017 - 10:00am
Perot Museum
2201 N. Field St.
Dallas , TX

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. 

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Concerts in the Garden - Fort Worth (Thru July 8)

Jun 2 2017 - 5:00pm to Jul 8 2017 - 11:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

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: citgecoteam@fwsymphony.org.

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Friends of Southwest Nature Preserve: Co-Existing with Wildlife - Arlington

Jun 20 2017 - 7:00pm
West Arlington Police Station
2060 W. Green Oaks Blvd Community Rm
Arlington , TX

Alligators, bobcats, coyotes and feral hogs are some of the more exotic examples of the wide range of urban wildlife living in our community. For years, large numbers of wild animals have been trapped, euthanized,or relocated by animal shelters all over the United States. Despite years of these practices, human interactions with urban wildlife still take place today. Ray Rentschler, Field Operations Administrator at Animal Services, is tasked with helping us co-exist with Arlington’s wildlife. These animals are a common and important part of our ecosystem, benefiting the human population in numerous ways. Ray will give us some insights into our local wildlife and how to interact with it.

Ray Rentschler has been in the animal control field for over 17 years and has worked in the positions of Animal Control Officer, Bite Investigator, Dangerous Dog Investigator, Cruelty Investigator and Field Supervisor.  Ray instructs Animal Law Enforcement classes across the state. He is a certified humane investigator with specialized training in Basic Criminal Investigation and Intermediate Crime Scene Investigation. Ray has had special training with wildlife including Wildlife Rehabilitation Basics, Urban Wildlife Training from Parks and Wildlife, as well as attended an alligator handling class.

Info: Annabelle Corboy apcorboy@sbcglobal.net or 817-683-1739

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