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. 

April 25, 2017

Alliance for a Clean Texas: Lobby Day - Austin

Apr 25 2017 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Texas Capitol
1100 Congress Ave Legislative Conference Center, Rm E2.002
Austin , TX

With the 85th Texas Legislative Session underway, we need your help to make legislators aware of the important environmental issues facing our state and help push for the legislation that addresses these problems to protect our families and our communities.

The Alliance for a Clean Texas (ACT) represents a coalition of environmental, public interest, consumer rights and religious organizations dedicated to improving public health, quality of life and the environment
in Texas by working for change at the regulatory and legislative levels.

Issues ACT addresses include:

• Clean Air and Clean Energy

• Texas Railroad Commission Reform

• Clean Water

• Local Control

• Waste & Recycling

• Parks & Land Conservation

Join fellow citizens and activists from around the state to ensure the public health of our families and our communities are protected.

Sign up for ACT Lobby Day now!

April 26, 2017

Dallas 2030 District: Lunch & Learn: Property Assessed Clean Energy - Dallas

Apr 26 2017 -
11:30am to 1:30pm
3333 Lee Pkwy
Dallas , TX

Join the Dallas 2030 District and Greenworks Lending for lunch on PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy). Special guests, Anthony Martin and Genevieve Sherman of Greenworks Lending will introduce the program by presenting specific examples of some of the state’s first projects completed and/or in progress. $35.

April 27, 2017

Arlington Organic Garden Club: Plants Blooming Now & How to Maintain Them - Arlington

Apr 27 2017 - 7:30pm
Bob Duncan Center
2800 S. Center St.
Arlington , TX

Ruth Kinler, founder and owner of Redenta's Garden, is the speaker. Info: Bob Ressl at rressel@sbcglobal.net

April 29, 2017

Dallas Arboretum: Artscape Fine Art Show & Sale - Dallas (Thru April 30)

Apr 29 2017 - 9:00am to Apr 30 2017 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum TX

Juried fine art show and sale in the garden featuring artists from around the country. Event includes demonstrations, food and entertainment.

Native Prairies Assocation of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Thora Hart Park Hike - Arlington

Apr 29 2017 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Thora Hart Park
3510 W. Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington , TX

Join us for a stroll through this excellent 10 acre example of Eastern Cross Timbers Post Oak and Blackjack woodlands, with scattered prairie openings. The park may look like the typical city-owned park from the street, but many treasures can be found in such a small natural area. To date, 678 observations, including 205 plant species, have been made through the iNaturalist app. You can view all the observations here: http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/survey-ofthora-hart-park-arlington-tx. Here is a sample of what you might expect to see in April: Silver Evax (Diaperia candida), Carolina False Dandelion (Pyrrhopappus carolinianus), Venus’ Looking Glass (Triodanis perfoliata), Rusty Blackhaw (Viburnum rufidulum), Western Spiderwort (Tradescantia occidentalis), Nuttall’s Wild Indigo (Baptisia nuttalliana), Edible Scurf Pea (Pediomelum hypogaeum var. scaposum), Bracted Zornia (Zornia bracteata), Cut Leaf Evening Primrose (Oenothera laciniata), Slender Yellow Woodsorrel (Oxalis dilleniid), Wright’s Plantain (Plantago wrightiana), Hair Grass (Aira elegans), Woolly Rosette Grass (Dichanthelium acuminatum), Engelmann’s Dock (Rumex hastatulus), Cherry Laurel (Prunus caroliniana), Eastern Hercules Club (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis), Toad Flax (Nuttallanthus canadensis), Beardtongue (Penstemon laxiflorus) and Stinging Nettle (Urtica chamaedryoides). 

Coalition for Environmental Justice - North Texas: People's Climate March - Dallas

Apr 29 2017 - 9:30am
Dealey Plaza
411 Elm St
Dallas , TX

This year, a number of environmental and social justice organizations in the DFW metroplex (System Change Not Climate Change, Solidarity, Dallas Sierra Club, 350.org/Dallas, Democratic Socialists of America/Dallas, Our Revolution/Dallas, Dallas Action, Dallas Peace and Justice Center, No DAPL/Dallas,and Livable Arlington, Code Pink and others) came together to form the Coalition for Environmental Justice - North Texas(CEJ-NTX). The mission of CEJ is to bring together North Texas progressive/leftist organizations to become an effective movement for climate/environmental and economic justice in the region. Our first project is organizing a sister "People's Climate March" to 350.org's April 29th march in D.C. in the DFW metroplex. We have other climate justice actions planned as well.

City of Irving: Arbor Day Celebration - Irving

Apr 29 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Attendees can talk with tree experts and vendors. Children can learn how to climb a tree, watch and participate in a snake encounters show and enjoy a tree house slide. Attendees will receive free tree saplings, informational booklets and giveaway items while supplies last.

Climate March - Austin

Apr 29 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Texas State Capitol
1100 Congress Ave
Austin , TX

May 6, 2017

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area: Celebrate Birds - Lewisville

May 6 2017 -
8:00am to 1:00pm
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
201 E. Jones St
Lewisville , TX

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with us! Participate in Bird Olympics, compare your wingspan to a pelican’s, go birding by boat, and learn about one of America’s fastest growing hobbies, bird watching. See birds up close as scientists capture birds in mist nets, weigh and measure them, band them, and release them on their way.

Some activities require pre-registration and have a fee; others are come-and-go and are free with gate admission of $5/vehicle or annual pass. Full schedule and more details will be posted soon.

North Texas Master Naturalists: Native Plants & Prairies Day - Dallas

May 6 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Bath House Cultural Center
521 E. Lawther Dr
Dallas , TX

Highlights for the day include 15 thirty-minute wildflower and prairie walks guided by local experts, a lecture series by naturalist experts, and 30 demonstrations/information/outreach booths, raptors, and snakes.  For the first time we will have local artists displaying their nature-inspired creations for purchase.  

Come help us construct our own Climate Ribbon tree during the event.  The Climate Ribbon project is an opportunity for us to share what each of us stands to lose to climate change and affirm our solidarity as we unite to fight against it. 

Other offerings include a raffle with terrific gifts provided by event sponsors, children’s activities, and food trucks.  

This free family event has been enthusiastically received by the local community for its focus on Texas plants and animals and the benefits of using native plants in home landscapes as disease and drought-resistant alternatives to non-native species. Our native birds, animals, and insects all depend on these native plants for survival.

Native Plant Society of Texas North Central Chapter: Native Plant Sale - Arlington

May 6 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
River Legacy Park
701 NE Green Oaks Blvd. Elm Grove Pavilion
Arlington , TX

Come early to select from 130 species of organically grown native plants, including ground covers, perennials, shrubs, vines and trees – most below nursery prices.

• Grown from local seeds

• Better adapted to our climate 

• Minimal water needs once established

• No need for pesticides or fertilizers


• Benefit birds, butterflies and the ecosystem in general

You’ll find many species not available in nurseries. For general information and a list of species, check out our event flyer.

For a full gallery of the native plants available at the sale, visit our event website.

May 7, 2017

Moss Haven Farm: A Peep at the Coops Tour - Dallas

May 7 2017 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Moss Haven Farm
9202 Moss Farm Lane
Dallas , TX

A one-day tour of private urban chicken coops in East Dallas, featuring some of the most innovative coops for raising chickens in North Texas, and experts to answer all of your questions about urban chickens. The family-friendly event also features a Country Market with local artisan and food vendors, community information booths, live entertainment, food trucks and other activities. $10. Tickets can be purchased online or at Moss Haven Farm.


May 11, 2017

Fort Worth Audubon Society: Member's Slideshow - Fort Worth

May 11 2017 - 7:00pm
UNT Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd. Research and Education Building, Rm 114
Ft Worth , TX

Did you go bird watching and take photos or video in some exotic locale or in your backyard during the last year?  Please consider sharing your adventures with us at the May General Meeting Member’s Slide Show. Jim Jones will organize the material into a Power Point presentation for this meeting on May 11, 2017 and the deadline for getting your photos and videos to him is May 5, 2017. Please send your submissions by E-mail at jim_jones@fwas.org, or deliver them on a USB thumb drive or CD at our April meeting. In recent years, several members have used online photo storage and sent Jim a link to them. Whatever your method, please be sure to include identification of the bird species or activity, and where the photo was taken.  Also, please reduce the photo size before sending them. Many online sites will reduce the file size for you, but if you send them directly from your camera’s uploaded file they are usually very large and it takes lots of extra time for Jim to reduce multiple images before using them.  If there are any questions, contact Jim by E-mail (jim_jones@fwas.org).

In addition, we’ll be having a pot-luck snack/dinner time starting at 6:45 p.m. instead of the usual bird ID session. As such, please consider bringing a snack or casserole or some food item along with you to share at the meeting. FWAS will provide drinks, plastic-ware, paper plates, bowls, and cups, but feel free to bring a non-alcoholic beverage of your choice for just yourself, or for all of us.

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