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 25, 2017
Alliance for a Clean Texas: Lobby Day - Austin
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
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
Ruth Kinler, founder and owner of Redenta's Garden, is the speaker. Info: Bob Ressl at email@example.com
April 29, 2017
Dallas Arboretum: Artscape Fine Art Show & Sale - Dallas (Thru April 30)
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
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
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
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
May 6, 2017
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area: Celebrate Birds - Lewisville
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
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
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
• No NEONICOTINOIDS
• 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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 (email@example.com).
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.