January 17, 2017

Downwinders at Risk: College of Constructive Hell-Raising - Dallas (Jan. 17-May 23)

Jan 17 2017 - 7:00pm to May 23 2017 - 9:00pm
Meadows Conference Center
2900 Live Oak
Dallas , TX

A continuing education course on community organizing featuring veteran organizers from a variety of social justice movements. Hosted by DFW air quality watchdog Downwinders at Risk.


February 11, 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. 

February 23, 2017

Bluebonnet RC & D: Master Composter Course - Cleburne

Feb 23 2017 - 6:00pm to Feb 25 2017 - 5:00pm
McGregor Park
1628 W. Henderson St
Cleburne , TX

The 14-hour Master Composter course hosted by Bluebonnet RC&D gives students an in-depth look at the benefits and challenges of composting. The three day class hours are Thursday and Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students will get an understanding of the biology of composting, the importance of solid waste reduction, and be introduced to vermi-composting (composting with worms), and hands-on bin building. The  course fee includes all books and materials, and a light lunch on Saturday. State of Texas Alliance for Recycling course certification is obtained after completing volunteer service hours teaching others about composting. A free C.E. Sheppard compost bin goes to students volunteering in Cleburne. $20.

To register, call 817-733-5066 

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February 25, 2017

Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest: Trout Lily Walk - Garland

Feb 25 2017 - 7:00am
Spring Creek Forest Preserve Garland , TX

Tom Frey will lead the walks. Times will be announced soon.

Redenta's: Spring Vegetable Gardening - Arlington & Dallas

Feb 25 2017 - 10:30am
2001 Skillman, Dallas 5111 W. Arkansas Lane, Arlington

Join us for this class discussing all of the varieties of vegetables that can be grown here in North Texas, including tomatoes, peppers, beans, peas, lettuce, radishes, squash, okra and countless other types of vegetables. 10:30 a.m. at both stores.

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Heard Museum: Wetland Canoe Trail - McKinney

Feb 25 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Heard Museum
1 Nature Place
McKinney , TX

Experience the amazing diversity in wetland vegetation and wildlife while learning about the history and basics of wetland ecology. After a safety and canoeing introduction, spend about 40 minutes on a guided trail around the Heard wetlands, followed by free paddle time to explore on your own. Preregistration is required. This program is available for persons ages 7 and older. Please note: Heard canoes are not available for personal use. Canoeing at the Heard is only available by reservation for groups or during pre-scheduled canoeing events. $42.

February 26, 2017

DFW Urban Wildlife: Village Creek Drying Beds - Arlington

Feb 26 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
JW Dunlop Sports Center
1500 NW Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington , TX

DFW Urban Wildlife Facebook Group get together! This time at The Village Creek Drying Beds!

Let’s meet up in the parking lot of the JW Dunlop Sports Center, located just across the street from the entrance to the Drying Beds.

See more details on website.

Dallas Sierra Club: Day Hike at Chisholm Trail - Plano

Feb 26 2017 - 10:00am
15th Street
Plano , TX

Meet at 10 a.m. at the Starbucks on 15th Street in Plano, right off Highway 75 in the big Barnes and Noble in the retail strip. The trail entrance is only yards away. We'll walk about 6 miles, I hope. It's a paved trail. Maybe we'll see some squirrels and birds. Bring some water and some munchies, as it'll be a long walk, especially if it's warm.  It's beautiful and flat. Lunch afterward at On the Border, near the "end of the trail" at 15th and Highway 75 is an option.  Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Ginger Bradley, 469-223-7902

Greater Dallas Organic Gardening Club: Woodpeckers, Sapsuckers, Flickers, Oh My! - Dallas

Feb 26 2017 - 3:00pm
North Haven Gardens
7700 Northaven Rd
Dallas , TX

Presented by Ben Jones, Dean, Wild Earth Academy at the Dallas Zoo and Jenna Hanson, former Education Director at Trinity River Audubon Center and a community volunteer. From drilling to drumming to snake fights, don't miss your chance to learn fascinating facts about this quirky avian family as we take a closer look at the wild world of woodpeckers. Refreshments, 2:30.p.m. Meeting start, 3 p.m.

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March 1, 2017

Botanical Research Institute of Fort Worth: The Anegada Iguana Conservation Program - Fort Worth

Mar 1 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University Drive
Ft , TX

Animals are important seed dispersers for many species of plants and can have enormous impact on plant populations and community compositions. Lizards (as a group) are becoming recognized as an important group of frugivores or fruit eaters. Interestingly, of the 280 documented species of frugivorous lizards, 174 live exclusively on islands. Islands typically have high density of lizards, low density of arthropods (the primary diet of most lizards), and very little predation. These island conditions force lizards to expand their trophic niche by exploiting available resources: fruit being an important one.

Anegada is the second largest island in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) (39 km2). This unique environment is home to the critically endangered Anegada iguana (Cyclura pinguis). The population has suffered an estimated 80% decline since the late 1960s due to the effects of invasive species. Equally threatened is the tropical dry forest habitat found on Anegada. The Anegada iguana is dependent on its tropical dry forest habitat, given its herbivorous diet, but it is less understood how this species maintains its habitat through seed dispersal.

Kelly Bradley will summarize the history of the Anegada iguana conservation program, and highlight her research into the relationship between the iguana and the plant species that make up its habitat on Anegada, with particular focus on rare and threatened plant species.


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Arlington Conservation Council: Monthly Meeting - Arlington

Mar 1 2017 - 7:00pm
Fielder Museum
1616 W Abram
Arlington , TX

Topic TBA.

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March 2, 2017

Clean Eco Meetup - Dallas

Mar 2 2017 - 6:30pm
PIcasso's Pizza
12300 Inwood Rd, #116
Dallas , TX

Gathering of North Texas environmental groups to share news and network. This month's topics include:

• New bills filed at the legislature on eminent domain, water, waste and more

• Sunset bill for RRC is out - we'll discuss it.

• ACT - have you signed up at acttexas.org?  We are starting our calls.

• What's new on Keystone XL north?

• Rad waste dump, what happened at the hearings in W. Texas?

• And more.....including your announcements.

Info: Rita Beving, rita.beving@gmail.com

March 4, 2017

Trinity Commons Foundation & City of Dallas: All Out Trinity Festival - Dallas

Mar 4 2017 - 8:00am
Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Dallas , TX

With one of a kind events including the 13th annual Trinity River Levee Run, the largest outdoor yoga class in Texas (Yoga on the Bridge), and the largest urban gravel bike ride in the U.S. (Gravelthon! Dallas). All Out Trinity attracts a broad group of participants and spectators, from elite athletes to fun-loving families. People from all ages and walks of life participate in this annual event.

All Out Trinity starts with the popular Trinity River Levee Run; kicked off by the Glenn Carter Public Safety Challenge which pits the two city departments, Dallas Police and Dallas Fire and Rescue, against one another in friendly competition for the Glenn Carter Safety Challenge trophy. Named in honor of one of the founders of the Trinity River Levee Run.

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Citizens' Climate Lobby Fort Worth Chapter: Climate Advocate Training - Fort Worth

Mar 4 2017 - 3:00pm
Ol' South Pancake House
1509 S University Dr
Ft Worth , TX

Workshop presents the nuts and bolts of building political will and affecting change in positive, constructive ways. Free.

RSVP: Andrea Garcia, garcia.andrea125@gmail.com or 817-901-4547 

March 7, 2017

Dallas Sierra Club: Woodpeckers - Farmers Branch

Mar 7 2017 - 7:00pm
Brookhaven College
3939 Valley View Lane Bld H
Farmers Branch , TX

Discover the incredible story of the woodpecker.  From shaping entire ecosystems with the tip of their bill to a call like no other, these birds are more than meets the eye. Find out the threats they face and how you can help ensure their survival. From drumming to snake fights, don’t miss your chance to learn fascinating facts about this quirky family as we explore the wild world of woodpeckers. Presented by Jenna Hanson and Ben Jones of the Dallas Zoo Wild Earth Academy. Refreshments @6:30 p.m. All welcome.

DIRECTIONS: http://www.dallassierraclub.org/page.htm?generalmeeting

Info: Kirk Miller, 972-699-1687 or KirkMiller@DallasSierraClub.org