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.
January 17, 2017
Downwinders at Risk: College of Constructive Hell-Raising - Dallas (Jan. 17-May 23)
February 11, 2017
Perot Museum: Maya - Hidden Worlds Revealed - Dallas
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.
April 1, 2017
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area: BioBlitz - Lewisville
Taxonomists with the help of volunteers will document all living species - plants, animals and insects - seen on the 2,600-acre natural area using the iNaturalist app over the course of the day. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Scott Keister at email@example.com
City of Fort Worth: Cowtown Cleanup - Fort Worth
Any Fort Worth location in need of cleaning is eligible as a cleanup site for the Cowtown Cleanup. Sign up to clean a greenbelt, a park, a roadway or any area of your choosing. For groups or individuals not sure where to go, consider joining an experienced group leader at one of the 10 prearranged Join-A-Group cleanup sites.
City of Flower Mound: Spring Trash Off & Environmental Fair - Flower Mound
TRASH OFF/COMMUNITY CLEAN UP
T-shirts for first 300 volunteers. Lunch for volunteers from In-N-Out Burger. Prizes for most trash and recyclables collected. Door prizes
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Vendor booths promoting environmentally friendly products and lifestyles, kid’s activities, workshops, inflatable slide and Rockwall Shred-it offering document shredding, Best Buy provides small electronic waste recycling. Rain barrel sale. Native plant sale hosted by Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas featuring 1,000 plants of 130+ species that are ideal for landscaping in the Denton County area. NPSOT members will be on hand to answer questions about gardening with native plants.
Native Prairies Assocation of Texas, Blackland Chapter: Prairie Day on Boy Scout Hill - Dallas
Bring spades, hoes, loppers and other gardening tools as we work the prairie at Boy Scout Hill at White Rock Lake. Dress for field work: sturdy comfortable shoes, jeans or shorts and t-shirt, hat and sunglasses, plus sunscreen and bug spray. We'll be under the naturalist guidance of Brett Johnson, city of Dallas Parks and Recreation. He asks that you bring a smart phone with the free iNaturalist app already loaded.
Info: Leigh Ann Ellis, firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-321-7159
Native Prairies Assocation of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Blackland Prairie Nature Preserve Field Trip - Arlington
Jeff Quayle leads hike on this 10-acre Blackland Prairie remnant, acquired and preserved by the city of Arlington. Here are some of the expected flora at the site: Prairie Bishop (Bifora americana), Two Flower Milkvine (Matelea biflora), Indian Plantain (Arnoglossum plantagineum), Old Plainsman (Hymenopappus scabiosaeus var. corymbosus), Yellow Star (Lindheimera texana), Prairie Groundsel (Packera plattensis), Sleepy Catchfly (Silene antirrhina), Common St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum), Sensitive Briar (Mimosa roemeriana), Prairie Celestial (Nemastylis geminiflora), Trailing Ratany (Krameria lanceolata), White Prairie Larkspur (Delphinium carolinianum ssp. virescens), Purple Paintbrush (Castilleja purpurea) and Prairie Bluets (Stenaria nigricans). You can view all the iNaturalist observations here.
Native Plant Society of Texas Trinity Forks Chapter: Native Plant Sale - Flower Mound
The Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas will hold its annual strictly native plant sale April 1 in Flower Mound. Visitors will find over 1,000 plants of 130+ species that are ideal for landscaping in the Denton County area. Volunteers at the sale are knowledgeable and ready to answer your questions about gardening with these species, which thrive in the local weather & soil conditions, are essential to native pollinators, insects, and wildlife for food and nesting materials, and which make a beautiful addition to any local garden. Proceeds from the sale support local school and community gardens and educational projects.
City of Allen: Earthfest - Allen
Nature walks, wildlife demonstrations and environmental activities at Dayspring Nature Preserve.
City of Fort Worth: Earth Party - Fort Worth
The Earth Party is an outdoor festival that celebrates the thousands of Cowtown Cleanup volunteers and kicks off "Earth Month." It offers interactive exhibits about sustainable living and environmental education, entertainment, giveaways, the Trashion recycled fashion show and food vendors (free lunch for Cowtown Cleanup volunteers).
Fort Worth Nature Center: Birding by Ear - Fort Worth
For some, identifying birds by sight can be easy. However, identifyingbirds by sound can be more difficult. Come and learn some common bird calls and join us as we hike the Nature Center identifying birds by sound. Pre-registration required. $5 (with paid admission).
April 2, 2017
Fort Worth Nature Center: Wildflower Seed Paper - Fort Worth
Learn about the role of water in the recycling process and make your own recycled paper with native wildflower seeds mixed into the pulp. You can use your paper or plant it for a bit of spring color. $5 (with paid admission).
April 5, 2017
Arlington Conservation Council: Monthly Meeting - Arlington
April 7, 2017
Ennis Garden Club: Bluebonnet Trails Festival - Ennis
Three day festival featuring arts and crafts, bluebonnet souvenirs, children’s activities and music. Download a free map for the Bluebonnet Trails driving tour.
April 8, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful: Great American Cleanup - Irving
Citywide cleanup. Advance registration at KeepIrvingBeautiful.org required. Location provided upon registration.