Jul 10 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. 

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Restoration Efforts at the Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve - Fort Worth

Jul 10 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Amon G. Carter YMCA
512 Lamar St
Ft Worth , TX

Presenter: Bob Mione of Connemara Conservancy

Bob’s presentaion will deal with the detailed history of restoration attempts at the 72 acre nature preserve. Removal of invasives, both chemically and via solarization, the use of a “no till drill,” using a greenhouse to start seedlings, irrigation techniques, seed choices, mowing techniques and other aspects of native grass and wild flower restoration are discussed. Recent focus on restoring habitat for monarch butterflies and bees is highlighted.