September 8, 2016

Dallas Arboretum: Cool Thursdays Concert Series - Dallas

Sep 8 2016 - 7:30pm to Oct 27 2016 - 9:30pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd
Dallas , TX

All concerts are held on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn. Gates open at 6 p.m. Concerts are 7:30-9:30 p.m. for Spring/Summer concerts and from 7 - 9 p.m. for Fall concerts. Garden closes at the conclusion of each concert.

In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved inside to Rosine Hall. Due to limited space, inside seating is based on a first come, first served basis. Guests are encouraged to arrive early, bring low-to-the-ground chairs and blankets as no seating is provided. A determination of weather-altered plans will be made by 3 p.m. on the day of the concert. Check our homepage or ourFacebook page for updates the day of the concert.

See website for schedule.

September 9, 2016

Perot Museum: Giant Gems of the Smithsonian - Dallas

Sep 9 2016 - 10:00am to Jan 17 2017 - 5:00pm
Perot Museum
2201 N. Field St.
Dallas , TX

Never before seen together, approximately two dozen magnificent, Texas-sized gems from the Smithsonian’s world-renowned National Gem Collection will be on display in the Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall on Level 3. The mineral masterpieces, many weighing over 1,000-plus carats, include an “American Golden” topaz that tips the scales at almost 23,000 carats (more than 10 pounds), a blue topaz “football” of nearly 7,000 carats, kunzite Tiffany necklace, a Mogul emerald diamond necklace and more. This temporary installation will mark the first time such a large collection of Smithsonian gems, some of which have never been displayed in any museum, will be on exhibit outside the famed Washington museum complex. Giant Gems of the Smithsonian is free with Museum general admission.

September 10, 2016

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: 'The Nature of Things - Daphne Prairie' - Fort Worth

Sep 10 2016 - 10:00pm to Oct 20 2016 - 4:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University
Ft Worth , TX

Texas artist Deborah Paris’ exciting new exhibit of paintings and drawings, The Nature of Things: Daphne Prairie, will give the Fort Worth public a rare opportunity to see depictions of the untouched and historic Daphne Prairie located in east Texas. An opening reception with live music, hors d’oeuvres and libations will be held on Fall Gallery Night, Sept. 10, from 4-9pm. A gallery talk by the artist will take place Sept.10 at 6 p.m. 

October 8, 2016

Perot Museum: Birds of Paradise - Dallas

Oct 8 2016 - 10:00am to Jan 8 2017 - 5:00pm
Perot Museum
2201 N. Field St.
Dallas , TX

A science exhibition, art show and natural history display in one, Birds of Paradise, presented by Highland Capital Management, will take visitors on an expedition to a New Guinea rainforest to witness the spectacular plumage and dazzling dance moves of the family of birds known as birds-of-paradise. Through beautiful National Geographic photography, follow the adventures of two determined researchers who made 18 trips to New Guinea over eight years to complete the first survey of all 39 known species of birds-of-paradise. The video and photographs they brought back, combined with the exhibition artifacts and interactive experiences, provide exciting learning opportunities for visitors of every age. Birds of Paradise requires a surcharge for members and non-members.

October 20, 2016

Women in the Environment: City of Grand Prairie Landfill Tour - Grand Prairie

Oct 20 2016 - 10:30am
1102 MacArthur Blvd
Grand Prairie , TX

Tour the city of Grand Prairie's landfill. Lunch following at Glory House Bistro, 109 S Main St, Downtown Irving. 


October 22, 2016

Native Prairies Association of Texas - Deer Park Prairie Bio Blitz - Deer Park

Oct 22 2016 - 8:00am to Oct 23 2016 - 5:00pm
Lawther-Deer Park Prairie
1222 E Purdue Ln
Deer Park , TX

Come out Saturday, Sunday or both days

- We need to complete 8 plant transect surveys required for maintenance planning.

- Training will be provided!  

- This plant survey technique is the same one used for NPAT's Prairie Mapping.

- Help us count and ID species - plants, bees, butterflies and all forms of  rairie life

- Of course, our usual volunteer prairie maintenance will be underway, if you prefer to help with that!

Dallas Sierra Club: Earth, Wind & Fire Energy Summit - Addison

Oct 22 2016 - 9:00am to Oct 23 2016 - 5:00pm
Addison Conference Centre Addison , TX

This year’s Earth, Wind, & Fire Summit promises to be more exciting than the first with topics and speakers that will address some of the most talked about energy issues of the day. Early registration before Oct. 1 is $55. $75 day of conference. READ THE GREENSOURCEDFW ARTICLE.

Oliver Nature Park: Kayaking at Britton Park - Mansfield

Oct 22 2016 -
10:00am to 11:30am

See website for details

Texas Veggie Fair - Dallas

Oct 22 2016 -
11:00am to 6:00pm
Reverchon Park Dallas , TX

Plant-based fair featuring vegan food, vendors, speakers, live music and educational booths.

Fort Worth Nature Center: Owls, Working the Night Shift - Fort Worth

Oct 22 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
9601 Fossil Ridge Rd
Ft Worth , TX

While you are asleep and resting, a crew of night shift workers, are actively using their amazing adaptations for survival. Join a naturalist and learn about these special skills and abilities that allow them to exploit resources in the absence of light. Free with paid admission.

October 26, 2016

Dallas Zoo: National Geographic Photographer Workshop - Dallas

Oct 26 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:30pm
Dallas Zoo
Dallas , TX

Learn tips and techniques from award-winning National Geographic photographer and Photo Ark founder, Joel Sartore. You’ll also get to photograph a variety of animals from our Animal Adventures program in Joel’s iconic portraiture style. Space is limited to 20 photographers. $250.

Allen PTA & ISD: Health Hustle - Allen

Oct 26 2016 -
4:30pm to 8:30pm
Allen Event Center Allen , TX

The Health Hustle was created to introduce students and families to resources that are available; and provide comprehensive health and wellness opportunities for Allen ISD.

Last year with over 130 vendors, three schools and the attendance count exceeding 2,500 people. Booth space is free.

October 27, 2016

Native Prairies Association of Texas - Grassland Management for Watershed Health - Blooming Grove

Oct 27 2016 -
8:00am to 5:00pm
77 Ranch
10485 FM 55
Blooming Grove , TX

The 77 Ranch has grown over the past 37 years as it acquired neighboring lands. Restoring native grasses has been central to the ranch's conservation efforts; it currently hosts over 200 species of forbs and grasses in its pastures. In addition to the reintroduction of native species, Ranch 77 recently began a system of rotational grazing to prevent over-exploitation of the grasses. Heavy equipment and herbicides are used sparingly to ensure sustainable and healthy forage.

The ranch has prioritized wetland and water development; the addition of thick native grasses in the riparian zone filters the water and slows erosion and runoff. 77 Ranch has also focused on quail and turkey population restoration to diversify the ranch's income through bass fishing and waterfowl and bird hunting. The ranch also sells nuts from 150 native pecan trees as an additional value-added product. 77 Ranch supports science and monitoring through participation in the Western Navarro Bobwhite Restoration Initiative, including monitoring populations at the landscape-scale, bird counts and a depredation project for quail nests.

77 Ranch has received the Outstanding Rangeland Steward Award from the Texas Section Society for Range Management and the Leopold Conservation Award for Texas from Sand County Foundation and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. They were also the recipients of the 2012 Regional Environmental Stewardship Award Program presented by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.

$10. RSVP by Oct. 25

Info: Matt Machacek 903/257-6633

TEDxSMUWomen: Ethical Fashion - Dallas

Oct 27 2016 -
9:00am to 8:30pm
Hughes-Trigg Student Center
Dallas , TX

TEDWomen 2016 is a TED event curated by TED that will focus on women and women’s issues. TEDxWomen events are TEDx events hosted around the live webcast of TEDWomen, and will also feature live, local speakers. This event is called TEDxSMUWomen and is one of many TEDx events that happened around the globe on Oct. 27 that expands on the ideas brought up at TEDWomen.

Dallas ecopreneur Nikki Duong Koenig, Founder & President of Cykochik Custom Handbags, will be one of the speakers. She will speak on ethical fashion. See website for list of other speakers.

$25-$50. Student discount available.


Fort Worth Nature Center: Trails & Treats- Fort Worth

Oct 27 2016 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
9601 Fossil Ridge Rd
Ft Worth , TX

Kids are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes and participate in the many activities such as face-painting, games, hike a trail for treats and other activities. Free.