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. 

July 14, 2017

Seed Preschool: From Soil to Seed Workshop - Dallas (Thru Aug. 18)

Jul 14 2017 - 9:30am to Aug 18 2017 - 12:00pm
The Better Block
700 West Davis St
Dallas , TX

Gardens can change lives. Children who appreciate nature will feel more connected to where their food comes from and to the world around them. It all starts with a seed. Join Seed Preschool and Matilda the Bus as we partner with The Better Block for our Summer Workshop Series: From Soil to Soup. We will explore the process of planting and growing, meet some friendly creatures, create beautiful things, and enjoy a good meal together at the end. For children ages 5 to 10. $30/workshop or $150/6 workshops.

July 15, 2017

Solar Car Challenge - Fort Worth

Jul 15 2017 - 9:00am to Jul 22 2017 - 5:00pm
Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth , TX

The Solar Car Challenge is the top project-based STEM Initiative helping motivate students in science, engineering and alternative energy. The SCC Education Program developed in 1993 as a high school extra-curricular program, and later evolved into the Solar Car Challenge Foundation.

The end product of each 15-month education cycle is the Solar Car Challenge: a closed-track event at the world famous Texas Motor Speedway, or a cross country event designed to give students an opportunity to show the country the product of their efforts.

The 2017 Solar Car Challenge is a closed-track event at the world-famous Texas Motor Speedway. Come share the fun... meet the kids and see their solar cars. See website for schedule.

July 22, 2017

Tarrant Area Food Bank: Dig Deep - A Conference for Growers - Fort Worth

Jul 22 2017 - 8:00am to 3:30pm
University of North Texas Health Science Center
MET Building 1000 Montgomery St
Fort Worth , TX

Network with backyard gardeners, community garden leaders and area farmers as well as participate in a variety of workshops.

"Learning as We Grow" is this year's theme and features three unique tracks: Community, Home, and Market. This conference will provide a unique opportunity for growers from different fields to share experiences, knowledge and resources. All topics are most suitable for beginner and intermediate level growers.

Howard Garrett, the Dirt Doctor, is the keynote speaker.

$25. Scholarships available.

Fort Worth Nature Center: Outdoor Enrichment 101 - Fort Worth

Jul 22 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Alliance Town Center
Heritage Trace Pkwy and Interstate 35W
Fort Worth , TX

Our interactive Outdoor Enrichment 101 series will engage all ages with a variety of fun plant and animal-focused classes. Topic: Alligator Awareness. Our area is home to a remnant population of this fascinating reptile. As one of the few top predators left in Texas they play an important part in keeping our watery habitats in balance.

System Change, Not Climate Change: NTX Transit Riders Meetup - Dallas

Jul 22 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Union Coffee
5622 Dyer St #100
Dallas , TX

The North Texas chapter of System Change Not Climate Change (SCNCC) and the North Texas Transit Riders will be meeting to continue organizing efforts to democratize mass transit in the DFW metroplex for the purpose of finding a concrete way of reducing regional fossil fuel use and, at the same time, expand a much needed service in neighborhood/communities that have been denied adequate mass transit due to racism and class discrimination. Our specific focus will be on mobilizing oppostion to DART's fare hike. DART's final decision concerning the rate hikes is currently scheduled for Aug. 8.

Big Bear Native American Museum: Native American Marker Trees - Cleburne

Jul 22 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Big Bear Native American Museum
101 Chisholm Tr
Cleburne , TX

Learn about Native American Marker Trees from Steve Houser, Dallas-based coauthor of Comanche Marker Trees of Texas.

Friends of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge: How to Recognize Songs of Backyard Birds - Sherman

Jul 22 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge
6465 Refuge Rd
Sherman , TX

Wayne Meyer from Austin College will show us how to associate sounds with words we know and train our ears to recognize which bird we are hearing. The program is sponsored by the Bluestem Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists and is free and open to the public.

DFW Urban Wildlife: Meetup - Carrollton

Jul 22 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Josey Ranch Park
Meet at Carrollton Senior Center at north end of park
Carrollton , TX

There is always lots of varied and interesting urban wildlife to be found in and around this park. Josey Ranch Park has two small lakes, a hidden pond, a nice little creek, some woods and a great little wild flower area. Meet in the parking lot of the Carrollton Senior Center at 6:00pm, near the north end of the park. After we muster, we'll do the usual – walk and talk and take pictures.

July 23, 2017

Molly Hollar's Retirement - Arlington

Jul 23 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Vandergriff Park
Bob Duncan Center
Arlington , TX

Molly Hollar, namesake of the Molly Hollar Wildscape, is retiring. Celebration hosted by friends.


July 24, 2017

Denton County Master Gardeners: Gardening in Small Spaces; Lessons from Japanese Gardens - Denton

Jul 24 2017 - 11:30am
401 W. Hickory
Denton , TX

Claude Singer will present, "Gardening in Small Spaces: Lessons From Japanese Gardens." Free.

July 25, 2017

Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association: Record Keeping Strategies for Organic & Sustainable Producers - Waco

Jul 25 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
McLennan County ESEC
7601 Steinbeck Bend Dr

Farming requires management of various risks, some of which we can’t control. Good record keeping makes it easier to manage the risk we can control. Come learn how one set of good records can provide what you need for Whole-Farm Revenue Protection, FSMA food safety compliance, and organic certification.

Who Should Attend:

- Diversified fruit, vegetable, and livestock producers

- Direct market farmers

- Organic and sustainable producers, whether certified or not

This workshop is $10 and includes lunch!

Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club: Green Drinks - Fort Worth

Jul 25 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
T & P Tavern
221 W. Lancaster Ave. #1000
Ft Worth , TX

Beat the summer heat and join us for happy hour/green drinks at T&P Tavern. For a map on where to park, see website link.

Citizens Climate Lobby, Arlington Chapter: Coffee & Climate Action - Arlington

Jul 25 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Savor Coffee Arlington , TX

We'll be writing letters to Congress and newspapers to ask for action on climate change.

Info: Paula Luna, thelunas@prodigy.net

Public Citizen: Volkswagen Settlement Stakeholder Meeting - Seeking your Input on Potential DFW Air Projects - Dallas

Jul 25 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Brookhaven College
3939 Valley View Ln Building H, Boonesville Room
Farmers Branch , TX

Last year, a judge ruled that Volkswagen will pay $15 billion dollars in the U.S. settlement of its emissions cheating scandal. In Texas, $200 million has been set aside for environmental mitigation under the multibillion-dollar settlement. These funds have been designated for the specific purpose of cleaning up our air - and we want to ensure that these funds are used to help our communities breathe easier.

Because this is a part of a settlement, the funds are restricted for specific air-related projects.  Come give us your feedback on proposed project ideas that relate to vehicles in our communities - from our personal vehicles to municipal fleets to the heavy equipment used to haul freight.

Info: Rita Beving at rita.beving@gmail.com or 214-557-2271.

Sponsors:  Public Citizen, Dallas Sierra Club, Tarrant County Environmental Awareness Group, Liveable Arlington