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.
February 11, 2017
Perot Museum: Maya - Hidden Worlds Revealed - Dallas
July 14, 2017
Seed Preschool: From Soil to Seed Workshop - Dallas (Thru Aug. 18)
Gardens can change lives. Children who appreciate nature will feel more connected to where their food comes from and to the world around them. It all starts with a seed. Join Seed Preschool and Matilda the Bus as we partner with The Better Block for our Summer Workshop Series: From Soil to Soup. We will explore the process of planting and growing, meet some friendly creatures, create beautiful things, and enjoy a good meal together at the end. For children ages 5 to 10. $30/workshop or $150/6 workshops.
July 26, 2017
Women in the Environment: Grapevine Springs Winery - Grapevine
Join friends and colleagues for a glass of wine, great conversation and business card exchange. Parking is available at surrounding public parking locations in downtown Grapevine. Free.
Public Citizen: Volkswagen Settlement Stakeholder Meeting - Seeking your Input on Potential DFW Air Projects - Fort Worth
Last year, a judge ruled that Volkswagen will pay $15 billion dollars in the U.S. settlement of its emissions cheating scandal. In Texas, $200 million has been set aside for environmental mitigation under the multibillion-dollar settlement. These funds have been designated for the specific purpose of cleaning up our air - and we want to ensure that these funds are used to help our communities breathe easier.
Because this is a part of a settlement, the funds are restricted for specific air-related projects. Come give us your feedback on proposed project ideas that relate to vehicles in our communities - from our personal vehicles to municipal fleets to the heavy equipment used to haul freight.
Sponsors: Public Citizen, Tarrant County Environmental Awareness Group, Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club, Liveable Arlington
Info: Rita Beving at email@example.com or 214-557-2271.
July 27, 2017
Arlington Organic Garden Club: Living with Wildlife - Arlington
Speaker: Ray Rentschler - Arlington Animal Services
Kids Who Care Musical Theater: 'Earth & Soul' - Fort Worth (Thru July 30)
A musical tale of five children's journey to the center of the earth, where they encounter ordinary people on extraordinary quests to save the planet. $15-$50.
July 29, 2017
Johnson County Herb Society: Certified Monarch Waystation Family Workshop - Cleburne
Plan your Certified Monarch WayStation now at this family fun workshop. We will cover everything you need to create your certified waystation. You will go home with handouts, plant lists and if we have enough response a project during class.
$20/up to 4 persons. $5 for each additional person in a group. Seating limited so large groups may need to bring chairs
Register: Pat Kriener, 817-793-4625 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dallas Vegan Roundup: DFW Summer Vegan Potluck & Picnic - Grapevine
Join us for the 2nd Annual DFW Vegan Potluck & Picnic. Trawick pavilion offers basketball, sand volleyball, lake access for swimming, a children's playground, and more. Your payment includes vegan burgers and hot dogs and helps pay the entry fee for reserving the pavilion.
Bring a vegan dish as well – we will have sign-ups for dishes so we’ll be sure to have a variety of food.
Tickets are $6 per adult ($8 after 7/21), $4 children 4-17 ($6 after 7/21), and children 3 and under are free.
North Haven Gardens: Native Texas Wildflowers - Dallas
Are you growing our own tough native color? There's more than just adapted annuals and perennials. We'll show you the amazing variety of Texas native wildflowers that you can grow to bring beauty, attract pollinators, and feed birds and other wildlife in your own garden. It's actually time to seed many varieties by end of summer!
Relax in the cool of our Gardener's Classroom, and join NHG's Education and Outreach Coordinator Rusty E. Allen as we discuss all the basics for success and year-round enjoyment of our wildflowers, whether it's your perennial bed, meadow, or pocket prairie.
Dinosaur Valley State Park: Star Party - Glen Rose
Join Dinosaur Valley State Park Rangers and to get a glimpse into space. Learn about constellations, galaxies, stars and the moon. The Star Party will be held at Track Site #3.
Park at the amphitheater parking lot and walk to the track site #3.
Telescopes will be on site or bring your own! Please no flashlights or cell phones while at the Star Party. Red tinted lights are permitted.
July 30, 2017
Black Vegetarian Society: Goji Cafe - Dallas
We will meet at Goji Cafe where you may enjoy a great vegan buffet. Cost is $11.90, including a drink and tax.
August 1, 2017
Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards: Nominations (Aug. 1-31)
We'll be accepting nominations for our annual Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards beginning Aug. 1 through Aug. 31. Check back for link to nomination form.
August 2, 2017
Oliver Nature Center: Upcycled Art at the Park - Mansfield
Join us for Upcycled Art at the Park where you can turn something old into something new! There will be 3 upcycled art crafts to complete at each session. All supplies are provided. Pre-registration required. $9. $7/early registration.
Defend Texas Trees: Lorax Storytime - Austin
Texas tree advocates will host a storytime at the Texas Capitol to read Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax under some of the building’s historic oak trees. Following the storytime, which we anticipate will feature lawmakers and special guests reading the book, families and advocates will deliver copies of The Lorax to key Texas legislators to urge them against stripping local governments of their tree preservation rules.
Arlington Conservation Council: Liveable Arlington - Arlington
Ranjana Bhandari of Liveable Arlington shares information on local environmental campaigns.