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 11 2017
Perot Museum: Maya - Hidden Worlds Revealed - Dallas
Dallas Sierra Club: Citizen Science and iNaturalist - Farmers Branch
What if you find something outside but don’t know what it is? How do you find out? What if you could share that discovery with others to excite them about nature as well? Citizen science is one way to address each of those questions. One particularly useful tool is iNaturalist, an online network with an associated app where participants document all of the living organisms around them, share that data with the rest of the naturalist community, and learn a lot in the process.
Sam Kieschnick is an urban wildlife biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife serving the east side of the DFW metroplex. He previously worked as a nature educator with the city of Mansfield at Oliver Nature Park, as a naturalist at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, as a science interpreter with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, as a botanist with BRIT, and as an instructor at Weatherford College. He has a master's degree from Tarleton State University studying the genetics of pocket gophers. As an urban wildlife biologist, Sam’s focus will be on three a's: awareness, appreciation and action.
Info: Kirk Miller, 972-699-1687 or KirkMiller@DallasSierraClub.org