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.
Jul 1 2017
Perot Museum: Maya - Hidden Worlds Revealed - Dallas
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Park Cities Democrats: Sharon Wilson of Earthworks - University Park
Presenter: Sharon Wilson, Gulf Region Organizer, EARTHWORKS Oil & Gas Accountability Project
Sharon is an expert — perhaps THE expert — on what is happening in the oil and gas fields of Texas and beyond. Among other things, she’s a Certified Optical Gas Imaging Thermographer.
She will explain what that designation means and what the continuing and even expanding use of fracking has to do with both our hunger for energy and the profits oil and gas companies derive from that hunger.
Join us as we kick off a summer-full of programs on the environment. On Aug. 5, we will host Rita Beving, North Texas Outreach Coordinator for Clean Water Action and the Clean Water Fund. On Sept. 2, to kick-start Labor Day Weekend, we will welcome Dr. Al Armendariz, who heads the Beyond Coal initiative for the Lone Star Sierra Club.