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
May 1, 2017
Denton County Transportation Authority: Denton County Bike Challenge
The Denton County Transportation Authority is partnering with the North Central Texas Council of Governments to host the 2017 Bike Everywhere Challenge to encourage people to ride their bike instead of driving their car during the month of May which is National Bike Month. This free challenge is open to all Denton County residents to enjoy the benefits of biking while also getting a chance to win cool prizes.
The challenge starts Monday, May 1, and ends on Wednesday, May 31. Each participant must create a free account on NCTCOG’s Try Parking It website, joinDCTA’s Bike Everywhere Challenge and log their bike trips to be eligible to win the challenge prizes.
The three participants with the most bike trips logged at the end of the challenge will win the following top prizes provided by DCTA’s three member cities – Denton, Lewisville and Highland Village – who have sponsored the challenge:
· 1st Place – $150 gift card to Cadence Cyclery and sponsorship swag
· 2nd Place – $75 gift card from Denton Bicycle Center and sponsorship swag
· 3rd Place – Two VIP tickets to the 2017 Lewisville Western Days Festival ($500 value) and sponsorship swag
All participants must log their bike trips by Monday, June 5, to be counted toward the challenge. Participants who don’t win the top three prizes will still be eligible to win prizes for NCTCOG’s Try Parking It rewards program.
DCTA customers can ride their bikes to A-train rail stations and take advantage of bike racks on buses and the A-train. Bicycles are allowed on the A-train and most DCTA buses.
May 13, 2017
Liliana Bloch Gallery: "Convenience Store" Exhibit - Dallas (Thru June 17)
Dallas-based artist Sally Warren addresses littering using poetic images in her exhibit "Convenience Store." Opening reception May 13 from 6-8 p.m.
May 27, 2017
Lavender Ridge Farms: Lavender Festival - Gainesville (Thru May 29)
Celebrate all things lavendar with wine tastings, food and shopping.
Bob Jones Nature Center: Pollinator Pals - Southlake
Come out for an afternoon celebrating our newest outdoor classroom, a Pollinator Garden – from butterflies to bees to hummingbirds, there’s so much to learn about these winged beauties! Hear experts speak and participate in family-friendly activities.
The BJNC Pollinator Garden is a joint project with the city of Southlake and also a product of grants from the Perennial Garden Society of Southlake and the Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas as well as donations from individuals and families in the community.
May 28, 2017
Greater Dallas Organic Garden Club: Organic Integrated Pest Management - Dallas
The ever popular Randy Johnson will be entertaining us with a talk on Organic Integrated Pest Management. There are always new things to learn with each of Randy's presentations so don't miss this one. Social time with refreshments starts at 2:30 p.m., meeting starts at 3 p.m.
V-Eats: Memorial Day Weekend Late Night Karaoke Pajama Breakfast - Dallas
Come sing, eat, drink, and be Merry or Sinatra or Madonna.
Special vegan breakfast menu and drink specials from 8pm-12am
Hosted by KJ Clif from The Cliff
May 30, 2017
Native Praires Association of Texas: Prairies of North Central Texas - Dallas
Jason Singhurst is the speaker. Jason Singhurst has been a botanist/plant ecologist at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department for over 20 years. He coordinated a 95-county tallgrass prairie mapping project in Texas with a partnership with NPAT. As a result of this mapping project partnership, Jason joined the NPAT board and has assisted with the Property, Acquisition and Management Team. He has described five plant species new to science that are endemic (restricted) to Texas and co-authored the book Rare Plants of Texas. He has an extensive knowledge of the flora of Tallgrass Prairies. Recently, he developed an Identification of Milkweeds Field Guide in support of the Texas Milkweeds and Monarchs iNaturalist mapping project.
Info: Leigh Ann Ellis, email@example.com or 214-321-7159
May 31, 2017
Coalition for Environmental Justice - North Texas: Exxon Shareholders Meeting Protest - Dallas
7:30am - set-up, arrivals, sign-waving, etc.
8:00am - large group photo-op
8:15am - press conference, followed by demonstrating, flyering, street theater, etc.
Please bring your own reusable water bottles (plastic is very environmentally unfriendly). This is a peaceful, nonviolent protest. Please keep messages (visual and verbal) on-point and remember that we are trying to educate, not alienate. Drugs, alcohol, guns, weapons are forbidden at this event.
Women in the Environment: Networking Picnic - Fort Worth
Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District. Continuing WE's year of water, we will discuss the importance of groundwater conservation, understanding acquifers and reacreation opportunities on the Trinity.
Beef and veggie hot dogs, chips, drinks and cookies included.
Mastermind: Green Cleaning - Dallas
Everyone deserves good health, safe water and a clean environment. Household cleaning products are the number one source of toxins in our homes. Cleaning is supposed to be about maintaining a healthy home. This class will teach you what you need to know about the topic of Green Cleaning: why it matters, how to do it, and being mindful of the way our everyday cleaning can affect our health and the health of our planet. $45. Register online.
June 1, 2017
TreeHouse: Opening Day - Dallas
The Austin-based green home improvement store is opening a Dallas location. Look for the GreenSourceDFW.org article coming soon! Website
Native Plant Society of Texas, North Central Chapter: Managing Public Land for its Natural Value - Fort Worth
Managing Public Land for its Natural Value presented by Rob Denkhaus, manager of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge.
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 3, 2017
Native Prairies Assocation of Texas: Texas Prairies Bus Tour - Central Texas
For those who are up for a tour that's a little more rugged, the Native Prairies Assocation of Texas is hosting its second annual Texas prairies bus tour. Tour route includes Temple, Taylor area, Marlin and then near Crawford. Lunch in Salado is included in fee. Dinner in West is on your own. Central Texans registered to follow in own vehicles will receive email with meet-up instructions. READ ABOUT LAST YEAR'S TOUR.
Tickets are $65-$85.