Environmental Events

What’s happening in and around Dallas / Fort Worth? If it’s green or it involves the outdoors, it’s listed here!

If your nonprofit group or organization would like to list your events in GreenSourceDFW, please submit it via email to events@greensourcedfw.org. Events will be screened.

Mon, 07/16/2012 (Ongoing) - Fri, 08/10/2012 (Ongoing)

“Trashing Our Treasure” Photography Exhibit at Dallas City Hall, Main Lobby - Dallas
Mon, 07/16/2012 (Ongoing) - Fri, 08/10/2012 (Ongoing)
Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla Street
Dallas, TX 75201
United States

“Trashing Our Treasure” Photography Exhibit at Dallas City Hall, Main Lobby July 16-August 10, 2012

 Dallas, TX, July 15, 2012 – Shared FUEL, a Dallas-based sustainable nonprofit, today announced that “Trashing Our Treasure,” a photography exhibit of litter at White Rock Lake, will be displayed in the main lobby of Dallas City Hall from July 16 through August 10.  The event is free and open to the public.

Designed to educate, inform and motivate individuals to be aware of the environmental consequences of litter on our green public places, “Trashing Our Treasure” debuted during last year’s centennial celebration of White Rock Lake.  The exhibit focuses on unnatural predators, such as styrofoam, plastics, aluminum cans and glass, that accumulate along the shoreline, particularly during storm events, and encroach upon the area’s wildlife habitats.

 According to Alison Parker, exhibit coordinator and Shared FUEL’s program chair of The Litter Project, “We are excited about showcasing this educational exhibit at City Hall and encourage families to view it. We hope the photography transforms how people think about litter and its impact on nature.”

 Says Annemarie Marek, president of Shared FUEL, “We care deeply about White Rock Lake because it is a green retreat for so many diverse groups and people in our city. We are very excited about the visual conversation that this show will generate and hope that it will motivate all to collaborate and innovate better ways to mitigate the litter problem.“

About Shared FUEL

Shared FUEL (Shared Focus on Urban Environmental Leadership) is a Dallas-based 501(c) (3), founded by three East Dallas neighbors. Shared FUEL’s mission is to collaborate and create sustainable programs that educate and enlighten neighborhoods and communities on the value of nurturing people and protecting our shared, natural resources.  For more information visit: www.sharedfuel.org




Thu, 08/02/2012 - 8:00am - Sat, 08/04/2012 - 4:00pm

Grapevine Farmers Market - Grapevine
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 8:00am - Sat, 08/04/2012 - 4:00pm
Grapevine Farmers Market
325 South Main St
Grapevine, TX 76051
United States
Thursday, Friday and Saturday of each week, March 22-Oct. 20, 2012, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. around the gazebo. Our family has been in the Farmer’s Market Business for several generations. As a result, produce is not just a career-choice, its a passion. We guarantee you the best selection around: if we wouldn’t feed it to our kids, you won’t find it in our market.
Visit www.farmersmarketofgrapevine.com for the most up-to-date list of selections. 

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 8:00am - Sat, 08/04/2012 - 1:00pm

Downtown Arlington Farmer’s Market - Arlington
Fri, 08/03/2012 - 8:00am - Sat, 08/04/2012 - 1:00pm
Downtown Arlington Farmer’s Market
215 E. Front St.
Arlington, TX 76001
United States
The Downtown Arlington Farmer’s Market is a community-oriented market focusing on Texas provided foods, arts, crafts, services and wares. We are located at 215 Front Street Arlington, Texas 76011 and we open every Friday and Saturday from 8AM to 1PM.

The goal of the market is to provide a venue for local vendors to offer Arlington, Texas residents an opportunity to buy the freshest meat, produce, breads and other great foods, crafts and products available.

Please take the time to share and enjoy the health benefits of eating fresh foods and feel good about supporting your community Downtown Arlington Farmer’s Market. We look forward to seeing you there!


Sat, 08/04/2012 - 8:00am - 1:00pm

Grand Prairie Farmers Market + Gettin' Figgy With It - Grand Prairie
Sat, 08/04/2012 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
Market Square
120 W. Main St.
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
United States

Check out Grand Prairie Farmers Market's fresh figs on Saturday, Aug. 4, in addition to its usual fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, coffee, tea, tamales, jellies and relishes, grass-fed meats, homemade soaps, candles and more.

The Grand Prairie Farmers Market is open March 31, 2012 through December on Saturdays 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Market Square, 120 W. Main St., in downtown Grand Prairie. Check out the 2012 Farmers Market Calendar on our website for a listing of special events including cooking demonstrations and festivals.

More Farmers Market info: www.gptx.org/farmersmarket or call 972-237-4599.

Frisco Farmers Market - Frisco
Sat, 08/04/2012 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
Frisco Farmers Market
6048 Frisco Square Blvd.
Frisco, TX 75053
United States
A bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables creates a colorful welcome to those who appreciate the "buy fresh, buy local" idea. Seasonal fruits create a spectacular palette! The freshest vegetables in North Dallas will excite your culinary talents! Also available are pasture fed beef, pork, lamb, and the freshest eggs you'll find. Buy pasta, seafood, cheesecake, muffins, gourmet items, and honey - all fresh! Every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or sell-out. Open May 5 to Oct. 20, 2012.

Sat, 08/04/2012 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

Celebration Farmers Market - Dallas
Sat, 08/04/2012 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Celebration Market
4515 W. Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX 75209
United States
The market is held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon from mid-April to mid-September with a special Thanksgiving market in November.  Vendors include Holleman Farms for beef, chicken, pork and eggs, Stephanie’s Cookies, Joy Farms and Lucido Pastas.  Located on the parking lot between Celebration Restaurant and Market. 
Cowtown Farmers Market - Fort Worth
Sat, 08/04/2012 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Cowtown Farmers Market
3821 Southwest Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76116
United States

Fort Worth’s original, producer only farmers market. Wondering what “producer only” means? It means that everything sold is either grown, raised or produced within 150 miles of Fort Worth. In short, it’s the easiest way to go green while getting your greens.

Cowtown Farmers Market is open every Saturday, 8 am til noon–rain, sleet, snow, or shine. Market is open Wednesdays, 8 a.m. until noon, June – November.

Other markets:  Downtown Fort Worth, Richland Hills, Tarrant County Health Department and Resource Connection are open for the season. Details, click here.

All markets accept Lone Star/SNAP, WIC cards, cash and credit/debit cards.

Sat, 08/04/2012 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Learn to Make a Solar Food Dehydrator - Rockwall
Sat, 08/04/2012 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Addres emailed to those who RSVP Lindale, TX
United States
Event is hosted by DFW Greenweavers. We will cover the construction and use of a full sized solar dehydrator. You will receive: * Materials list * Hands on training on how to build a solar dehydrator * A full understanding of how convection draw can dry food better than electrical food dehydrators. Price is $80 to cover materials. Minimum of 6 people required. We’ll be building a BIG one but it can be scaled down to any size to fit your needs. Class environment is fun and easy going. All tools will be provided. Food and lodging are not provided. http://www.biotechturetraining.com/training.html

Sat, 08/04/2012 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

BRIT Science Saturday - Fort Worth
Sat, 08/04/2012 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76107
United States
Science Saturdays are held the first weekend of every month and feature numerous events hosted by BRIT’s botanists. Our botanists are on hand to answer questions and to identify those mysterious plants that grow in the backyards of Tarrant and Dallas counties that prompt homeowners to ask, “What the heck is this?”  

Science Saturdays include the following:

• Plant Identification Clinic – bring that mysterious plant that’s growing in your backyard and our botanists will tell you what it is.
• Demonstrations of BRIT’s digital herbarium.
• BRIT’s Plant Preservation Studio – See how scientists create herbarium specimens.
• BRIT Library reading room and Burk Children’s Library – visit two of the most renowned botanical libraries in the Southwest.
• BRIT Press publications will be on display and available for purchase.
• Saturday guided tours of the Herbarium and Library will be provided at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

BRIT will post a calendar of events on its website throughout the season. 

Nasher Sculpture Center -Target First Saturdays - Dallas
Sat, 08/04/2012 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201
United States


Target First Saturdays

Presented by Nasher Sculpture Center

official website 

Families and children are invited to explore the current exhibition through an interactive and fun-filled day featuring tours, art activities, live demos and more. A special NasherKids passport is a great keepsake from the event, offering incentives for repeat visits and additional take-home art activities.

Monthly "Big Ideas" and Art Activities:

August 4: Technology


  • Children's Art Activity, 10 a.m. – 12 noon, Hybrid Sculptures. Design a sculpture that combines two different things into something new.
  • Artist Demonstrations, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Art Scavenger Hunt, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Family Tours, Hourly, 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • Yoga in the Garden presented by Yogasport, 11:30 a.m. (weather permitting)
  • Discovering Books with Every Child Ready to Read, 12 noon
  • Storytime with the Dallas Public Library, 12:30 p.m.
  • NasherKidsLive!, 1 p.m.
  • NasherKids Meal available in Nasher Café, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.


  • Saturday, August 4, 2012 @ 10:00 am

Family Friendly

Sat, 08/04/2012 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

3rd Annual Bugs ‘N Butterflies Festival - Dallas
Sat, 08/04/2012 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park
3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75210
United States


Join us for our annual celebration of insects! Enjoy displays of live and pinned insects, family friendly activities, butterfly house tours, crafts and more. 

Included with admission.


Butterfly House and Garden Admission

$8 Adults 
$6 Seniors (60+)
$4 Children (3-11) 
Free for under 3 

Each Tuesday, the gardens are open for free (butterfly house admission is regular admission)


Enter Fair Park at gate # 6 (the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. & Robert B. Cullum Blvd). Just inside the gate, turn right on Second Ave. Enter the parking lot on your right.

Please note: Fair Park has paid parking during park-wide events or major concerts. If you visit Texas Discovery Gardens during an event, tell the gate attendant you are visiting us and he/she should let you through for free.

Family Friendly Wildlife

Sat, 08/04/2012 - 10:15am - 4:45pm

Dallas Sierra Club: Beginner Backpacking Class
Sat, 08/04/2012 - 10:15am - 4:45pm
Guadalupe Peak clinic room
4515 LBJ Freeway 2nd floor of Dallas REI store
Dallas, TX 75244
United States
Phone: 214-368-2306
This class is ideal for those who want to learn all about backpacking and those wanting to refresh your backpacking knowledge and skills. Topics include: outdoor clothing, boots, backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, cookware, food, wilderness ethics, preparing for a trip and even a short, late afternoon breakout session to discuss men's and women's outdoor 'issues'. Instructors are experienced Dallas Sierra Club leaders. There will be time for questions and a hands-on look at outdoor gear. You will also have the opportunity to learn about, and sign up for, several beginner backpacking trips. Lunch of backpacking food is included. (Feel free to bring anything else you prefer to eat.) Handouts will be provided. PLEASE BRING a writing utensil and your water bottle. The fee is $20 for Sierra Club members and $30 for non-members (CASH or CHECK ONLY - NO CREDIT CARDS). No reservations are necessary, just show up.

Sat, 08/04/2012 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

Learning from Chefs at the Dallas Farmers Market - Dallas
Sat, 08/04/2012 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Dallas Farmer's Market - Market Resource Center
1010 S. Pearl Expressway
Dallas, TX 75201
United States

There is still time to sign up for one or more of the summer cooking classes at the Dallas Farmers Market sponsored by the market, Dallas Market Friends and the Dallas chapter of the AIWF. 

The Summer 2012 Cooking Class schedule is as follows:

August 4, Chef Scott Gottlich, Bijoux Restaurant, Theme:  "Summer Bistro Cooking"
August 11, Chef Gerard Thompson, Rough Creek Lodge Restaurant, Theme:  "Rough Creek Comes to the Market"
August 18, Chef Jay Jerrier, Il Cane Rosso, Theme:  "Il Cane Rosso Cooking"

Classes are held every Saturday from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM.  Doors open at 11:00 AM.  The demonstration kitchen is upstairs in the Market Resource Center, 1010 S. Pearl Expressway, Dallas, TX 75201. Classes are $25 by the Thursday before the class or $30 at the door.  

Find more information and a reservation form here.


Sat, 08/04/2012 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Backyard Reptiles - Fort Worth
Sat, 08/04/2012 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Fort Worth Nature Center
9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Fort Worth, TX 76135
United States
While gardening, cleaning or enjoying a summer’s day, reptiles can often be observed around our houses. Join us as we discuss what common reptiles might be visiting your backyard, what their diet consists of and unique behaviors they may exhibit. FREE (with paid admission). Classes at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Family Friendly Wildlife

Sat, 08/04/2012 - 7:00pm - Sun, 08/05/2012 - 9:00am

High Flyin’ Fun After Dark Sleepover – Dallas
Sat, 08/04/2012 - 7:00pm - Sun, 08/05/2012 - 9:00am
Museum of Nature & Science - Science Building
1318 S. 2nd Avenue (in Fair Park)
Dallas, TX 75210
United States

MNS Science Building (1318 South Second Avenue in Fair Park)

August 4, 2012 (Registration closes July 27)
Geared toward children 6-12 years old
Cost: $35 per child /$20 per adult chaperone

Experience the wonders of the world like never before with plenty of adventure that unfolds under the cover of night. Discover the science of flight from super heroes to helicopters to pterosaurs during this night of high flyin’ fun. Enjoy a late-night pizza snack, auditorium show, hands-on workshop, permanent exhibit tour and scavenger hunt, continental breakfast in the morning, plus an eye-opening IMAX® film!

Activities: There will be one workshop on animals/insects that fly. Taxidermy specimens will be used. Another activity will be on man-made flying machines, and children will make paper helicopters and test out stomp rockets. There will be a scavenger hunt within our permanent exhibits, and the auditorium live show is called Super Heroes. The IMAX® film is National Geographic's Flying

To sign up for a sleepover or for information on other scheduled sleepovers, call 972-201-0618,
email sleepovers@natureandscience.org or visit http://natureandscience.org/kids/sleepovers.asp.

Family Friendly Wildlife