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
June 2, 2017
Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Concerts in the Garden - Fort Worth (Thru July 8)
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will be holding their annual summer concert series June 2 – July 8 and they are looking for volunteers to assist patrons with sorting their recyclable materials. Volunteers will receive free admission for themselves and a guest to the performance, and can earn extra perks for volunteering at 6-plus performances. Volunteers must be available to attend mandatory training on May 31 at 6:30pm at the Botanic Garden and will need to be available from 5:45 p.m. through up to one hour after the concert ends (typically 10-10:30 p.m.) on the night of the performance. Register by May 10 at www.fwsymphony.org/citgecoteam. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 27, 2017
Plano Solar Advocates: Residential Solar 101 - Plano
Learn about rooftop solar energy for your home from Plano Solar Advocates at this month's monthly meeting. Is rooftop solar for you? Come to this information session to learn and ask questions! Take the first few steps to learn more here.
June 28, 2017
Downwinders at Risk: Science & Socializing for Clean Air - Denton
North Texas universities, municipalities and citizen groups, including Downwinders at Risk, is laying the foundation for a revolutionary grassroots high-tech approach to air quality monitoring that will render the current top-down system obsolete.
This new consortium proposes to build a dense grid of small, inexpensive air sensors that anyone can access for real-time air quality information. It’s currently in the running for a $3 million National Science Foundation grant for two local pilot projects that will do just that. It also has two other projects involving the distribution of e-sensors in DFW already in-progress. One of these is our very own Wise County Ozone Project.
That’s why we’re bringing the good news of this new consortium to you in three public events. (June 22, Dallas, June 26, Fort Worth; and June 28, Denton).
Not only are we laying out the concept as it was presented to the National Science Foundation, but we’ll have some of the consortium’s leading researchers at each event to field your questions, and displays of some of the new generation of e-sensor air monitors being used.
July 7, 2017
STAR North Texas: 2017 North Texas Recycling Leadership Awards - Nomination Deadline
State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) North Texas is pleased to announce the call for entries for the 2017 STAR North Texas Recycling Leadership Awards. The 2017 Award winners will be honored during an Awards Luncheon in August 2017 and the winners will be eligible to progress to the State Level STAR Awards Competition. These annual awards recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals, communities, and businesses for developing or maintaining programs involving recycling and other sustainability efforts in North Texas.
Below please find the link to download the complete application packet which includes application procedures, detailed award descriptions, scoring evaluation systems for each category, and judging considerations. Nominations are due by 5:00 PM July 7th, 2017.
Please email completed applications to STARNTXAwards@gmail.com
July 8, 2017
Dallas Zero Waste: Household Hazardous Waste - Dallas
There are some items in your home (e.g. cleaners, batteries, paint) that are hazardous and should never be placed in your roll cart. After they have been used, they become Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). The most common types of HHW are Batteries, Oil, Paint and Antifreeze (BOPA). You can drop off these four types of HHW at the BOPA events.
July 10, 2017
Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Restoration Efforts at the Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve - Fort Worth
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.
August 18, 2017
City of Dallas: Deadline to Enter Water-wise Landscape Tour - Dallas
Dallas Water Utilities is accepting entries for its 23rd annual Water-Wise Landscape Tour. The tour to be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017, educates the public on the beauty and water savings of landscapes that utilize native and adapted plants that are drought tolerant and need little supplemental water. See website for entry information and judging criteria to enter your landscape in this year’s tour.
October 14, 2017
City of Dallas: Water-wise Landscape Tour - Dallas
The tour educates the public on the beauty and water savings of landscapes that utilize native and adapted plants that are drought tolerant and need little supplemental water.
November 3, 2017
Dallas County Community College District: Sustainability Conference - Lancaster
The theme this year is sustainable cities/resilience/environmental justice. Our keynote Speaker will be Mustafa Santiago Ali, Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization of Hip Hop Caucus
November 9, 2017
2017 Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards - Dallas
The annual Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards honors North Texas' green businesses, professionals, organizations, nonprofits and volunteers.
This year's honorary speaker is Lee Stetson as John Muir.
November 14, 2017
America's Grasslands Conference - Fort Worth
The fourth biennial America’s Grasslands Conference brings together researchers, natural resource professionals, farmers and ranchers, policy experts, and conservationists to discuss relevant issues related to the conservation of North America’s grasslands. The next conference will take place Nov.14-16, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas.
We are very excited to announce a new partnership for this year with the Southern Plains and Prairies conference. While maintaining a national scope, this year’s conference will also include some regionally focused sessions. The conference is co-hosted by the National Wildlife Federation, Coastal Prairie Partnership, Native Prairies Association of Texas, and Texas A&M University.
November 29, 2017
Solar Business Festival: Conference & Trade Show - Austin
The Solar Business Festival is the leading solar conference and trade show that focus on Texas market and provides a significant business platform for knowledge sharing, connectivity, marketing, and sales. The event brings together manufacturers & suppliers, distributors, service providers, installers and integrators, energy consumers & prosumers, project developers/EPC contractors, investors and analysts, system integrators, government officials & policy makers, utilities, research institutes, architects, and PV equipment & materials companies.