Jul 8 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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Dallas Zero Waste: Household Hazardous Waste - Dallas

Jul 8 2017 - 8:00am to 11:00am
5910 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas , TX

There are some items in your home (e.g. cleaners, batteries, paint) that are hazardous and should never be placed in your roll cart. After they have been used, they become Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). The most common types of HHW are Batteries, Oil, Paint and Antifreeze (BOPA). You can drop off these four types of HHW at the BOPA events.

Tarrant Regional Water District: DIY Sprinkler Expo - Fort Worth

Jul 8 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Water Works Learning Center
1801 Circle Dr.
Ft Worth , TX

Sprinkler Demo Stations

Sprinkler System 101

Setting Your Controller

Drip Conversion

Simple Repairs

Efficiency Retrofits

Installing/Testing Rain and Freeze Sensors

 

SmartScape Talks With Master Gardeners

Landscape Design – 9:30 a.m.

Plant Selection – 10 a.m.

Improving Soil & Maintenance – 10:30 a.m.

Ask a Master Gardener – 11 a.m.

 

Demonstration garden tours & free water efficient toolkits

 

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DFWUrban Wildlife: Wildlife Photography Workshop - Dallas

Jul 8 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Dallas Arboretulm
8525 Garland Rd
Dallas , TX

DFWurbanwildlife.com founder Chris Jackson leads an "easy going and spontaneous" wildlife photography workshop.

Fort Worth Nature Center: Outdoor Enrichment 101 - Fort Worth

Jul 8 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Alliance Town Center
Heritage Trace Pkwy and Interstate 35W
Ft Worth , TX

Our interactive Outdoor Enrichment 101 series will engage all ages with a variety of fun plant and animal-focused classes.

Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge presents: Snake Awareness

Learn more about our slithery snake neighbors with a naturalist from the Fort Worth Nature Center. Snakes come in a variety of colors and sizes and they all play an important role in keeping the ecosystem healthy. Some of them even help to protect humans from disease. By learning a few basic safety tips we can keep ourselves safe while living side by side with these expert pest exterminators. You will also have a chance to see a couple of different species up close and make an animal themed craft to take home.

PARKING: There is a lot for the park located on the corner of Amador Dr. and Hillwood Parkway. Parking is also available across the street at the Hillwood Commons building

Oliver Nature Park: Squirmy, Wormy Composting - Mansfield

Jul 8 2017 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Oliver Nature Park
1650 Matlock Rd
Mansfield , TX

Are you interested in home composting, but not sure where to start? Join us for an easy introduction to composting. This class covers worm composting and includes a bin, supplies and worms to get you started on easy, at-home composting. Preregistration required. $35 early registration. $40 late registration. Includes worms and compost bin.

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about LED Lighting - Dallas

Jul 8 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Road
Dallas , TX

Everything you want to know about LED Lighting, including recent trends, updates in technology, and how they can save you money. Residential do-it-yourself upgrades to "LED" lighting. Bill's presentation will include show-and-tell displays illustrating what should be going into homes today, including fixtures to illustrate manufacturing trends. Ample time for questions and answers will be provided.

Presenter: Bill Neukranz, Vice President, American Energy Efficiencies, Inc., Commercial LED Lighting & Controls

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Fort Worth Nature Center: Intro to Hummingbird Feeding - Fort Worth

Jul 8 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Ft Worth , TX

Learn the basics of maintaining a hummingbird feeder and learn more about native plants you can add to your landscaping to attract hummers. You will receive handouts to take home. $5 per person (with paid admission).

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: Photo Tour - Glen Rose

Jul 8 2017 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
2299 County Road 2008
Glen Rose , TX