Learn about the natural world from local experts on Saturday, July 28, at the downtown Dallas library.

July 18, 2018

Nature lovers of all ages can talk to wildlife experts, master naturalists and environmental advocates at a free expo this Saturday in downtown Dallas.

The second annual Nature Expo, hosted by the Dallas Public Library, will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on July 28 at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St., downtown Dallas.

“It is an activity that we on the fifth floor of the library started,” explains Dallas librarian Gregory Browder. “A little over a year ago, we started an activity called The P.O.N.D, which stands for Podcast on Natural Dallas. The Nature Expo is part of P.O.N.D.”

The purpose of Nature Expo 2018 is to foster lifelong learning and a deeper sense of connection to the natural world.  

About 20 environmental advocacy groups and agencies will be on hand, including Dallas Sierra Club, For the Love of the Lake, Dallas Office of Environmental Quality and Trinity Watershed Management Department.

“Several community groups will be there that focus on understanding nature, such as North Texas Master Naturalists, which focuses on a broad range of wildlife and fauna,” says Browder. 

Some exhibitors will bring natural items to peruse. The National Bobcat Rescue and Research Foundation, plans to bring two bobcats. Texas Native Cats, will have information about bobcats as well as other native Texas cats. Texas Honeybee Guild will have a demonstration bee hive.

Although the P.O.N.D. program is aimed toward adults, the Expo will be family friendly and will feature children's activities, with educators such as Seed Preschool and Wild Earth Preschool on hand. 

 

Nature Expo

About: A free event for all ages featuring a variety of nature and environmentally themed exhibits.

Hosted by: Dallas Public Library

When: July 28, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St., Dallas

Contact: Gregory E. Browder, 214-670-1608, Gregory.browder@dallascityhall.com

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