Jun 22 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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Oliver Nature Park: iNaturalist Camp - Mansfield

Jun 22 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Oliver Nature Park
1650 Matlock Rd
Mansfield , TX

Join us for a photo‐filled morning and learn about becoming a citizen scientist. This program is geared towards students 13‐16 years old who want to learn more about iNaturalist and build their knowledge of nature. Students need to download the iNaturalist app to their smartphones prior to camp. Pre‐registration required. $20/$25 per child. Register online.

Info: olivernaturepark@mansfieldtexas.gov.

Dallas 2030 District: Lunch & Learn: Building Envelope - Dallas

Jun 22 2017 - 11:45am
Corgan Building
401 North Houston Street
Dallas , TX

Tim Thiel from Covestro will be discussing:

Spray Polyurethane Foam is:
• One petroleum-based product that is not burned and has a long life.
• Two part foamed seamless barrier that protects occupants.
• A solution of choice at an increasing pace – residential and commercial.
It helps to provide:
• Improved building envelope integrity and performance:
• Highest R-value thermal barrier
• Barrier to moisture
• Barrier to air infiltration
• Barrier to vapor
• NFPA 285 compliant wall solutions

Frank Forrest from Carlsile will be discussing:

Now that you have utilized SPF to gain the benefits Tim discussed, let me touch on how this can and will impact your mechanical systems within your building.

• In addition, your temperature set-points will change for the better and this will give shorter run time as well. Will elaborate further on this in the presentation.
• Exterior walls will not leak as much as prior to SPF application.
•Make-up air needs to be checked as well as required outside air changes
• If VFD controlled system, the system will adjust accordingly.
• Positive side to this is you do not have to re-balance the system
• Negative side to this is you are missing the identification of the cost savings
•  SPF application on exterior walls will also change the pressure differentials on the walls of the building.
• Interior separation of areas need to be reviewed if you do not rebalance your system. Issues can arise dies to pulling make-up air or over-delivering air.
•  Tie this all back in to the IAQ benefits and cost savings that can be missed


Downwinders at Risk: Science & Socializing for Clean Air - Dallas

Jun 22 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Bryan St Tavern
4315 Bryan St
Dallas , TX

North Texas universities, municipalities and citizen groups, including Downwinders at Risk, is laying the foundation for a revolutionary grassroots high-tech approach to air quality monitoring that will render the current top-down system obsolete.

This new consortium proposes to build a dense grid of small, inexpensive air sensors that anyone can access for real-time air quality information. It’s currently in the running for a $3 million National Science Foundation grant for two local pilot projects that will do just that. It also has two other projects involving the distribution of e-sensors in DFW already in-progress. One of these is our very own Wise County Ozone Project. 

That’s why we’re bringing the good news of this new consortium to you in three public events. (June 22, Dallas, June 26, Fort Worth; and June 28, Denton).

Not only are we laying out the concept as it was presented to the National Science Foundation, but we’ll have some of the consortium’s leading researchers at each event to field your questions, and displays of some of the new generation of e-sensor air monitors being used.


Arlington Organic Gardening Club: Fungi & Mushrooms - Arlington

Jun 22 2017 - 7:30pm
Bob Duncan Center
2800 S. Center
Arlington , TX

The speaker is Denis Benjamin MD, practicing pediatric pathologist. He is speaking on fungi and mushrooms. He has involvement with numerous mycological and toxicology associations. Info: Bob Ressl at 817-706-6677.