122 copper wind sculptures by Utah-based sculptor Lyman Whitaker.
April 15, 2018
Dallas Arboretum: Wind Sculptures in Motion: The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker - Dallas (Thru July 31)
June 19, 2018
Waco Friends of Peace-Climate: Rooftop Solar Lecture - Waco
• Residential rooftop solar installation will be discussed by Waco’s rooftop solar installer Holt Kelly. Everything you need to know to combat climate change with your own rooftop PVC project. Mr. Kelly will also discuss the history of solar energy.
• With the availability of financing, solar power has become very affordable, the equipment cost often comparable to a monthly electricity bill
• The business meeting will include: Go Renewable Waco, new T-shirts, & 2nd Annual Climate Change Art Exhibit.
• Free salad & vegetarian/vegan pizza buffet.
• Free bumper stickers, books, magazines, educational handouts, reusable shopping bags.
• Everyone is welcome. It is all FREE.
Southwest Nature Preserve: Celebrate Pollinators - Arlington
Missy Singleton (private lands biologists with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) will discuss the role of pollinators in our environment and how we can help protect them. National Pollinator Week brings attention to the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations while emphasizing the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles.
Info: Annabelle Corboy email@example.com or 817-683-1739
June 20, 2018
Oliver Nature Park: Nature Play - Mansfield
Bring your family to play outside with natural items. This is a time for children and their parents to use their imaginations. Families can build a fort out of bamboo, make a tree cookie bridge, create a bamboo car and more. All play items will be provided. Event recoccurs: July 17 and Aug. 8, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and Aug. 23, 9-10 a.m.
Info: Tiffany Gorrell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club: Ten Best Places to See Reptiles - Fort Worth
We’ll take a look at ten great places in Texas where you can see reptiles and other wildlife. Michael Smith has visited ecoregions all over the state, finding and photographing the most exciting, colorful and interesting reptiles and amphibians. This presentation will bring photos and stories of all these places and critters to you. Learn what makes these places unique, while getting a preview of Michael’s and Clint King’s forthcoming book, Herping Texas: The Quest for Reptiles and Amphibians.
Potluck dinner is part of the meeting, so bring a dish to share. Drinks are provided.
June 23, 2018
North Haven Gardens: Plants for Pollinators - Dallas
There are so many annuals, trees, vines and shrubs that provide food and habitat sources for our highly important pollinators. In addition to bees and butterflies, there are hummingbirds, bats, and many other insects that ensure the survival of plants by spreading pollen and creating habitat.
NHG's Garden Advisor Dana Wilson shows you the many options to make your garden welcome to a variety of wildlife.
Stay and join us for Designing Gardens for Pollinators at 3 p.m.
Dallas Library: Worm Composting - Dallas
Learn all about composting with worms from renowned worm expert, and founder of Texas Worm Ranch, Heather Rinaldi. From setup and care to how to use your worm castings, this class will teach you everything you need to get started. Attendees will be entered into a drawing to win their very own worm bin.
Dallas Library: Filmed by Bike - Dallas
Filmed by Bike is a touring film festival that features the world’s best bike movies. We will be showing the Bike Love collection. A broad mix of bike tales dances across the screen as you immerse yourself in the world of cycling. This year’s collection includes a stunning collection of fun, lighthearted films, as well as pieces that showcase how bikes are changing lives. These tales highlight stories from all over the globe.
June 24, 2018
Marshall Grain: Furry Fashion Shoot - Grapevine
Bring the whole family for a group portrait, or have your pet pose for a solo shot. Marshall Grain’s photographer will capture fun, dynamic images that you will love as an enduring reminder of the joy your pet adds to your life. Customers can receive this service with the purchase of $50 or more of dog or cat supplies. Photos will be taken on a first come, first serve basis.
June 30, 2018
Grow North Texas: Urban Gardens Workshop - Dallas
Interested in urban gardening, but not sure where to start? Already cultivating a garden project, but still have questions Planning a community garden? Come network and learn with other urban gardeners at this hands-on, in-garden workshop.
Topics: How to Build a Raised Bed from the Ground Up, How to Maximize Your Soil for Success, Planting with Transplants, Mulching Options, Brewing Compost Tea
Info: Wyonella, email@example.com or 214-951-7780.
July 1, 2018
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area: Primitive LLELA - Lewisville
Find out how easy camping is by spending a night out at LLELA. Learn the basics from setting up a tent to preparing dinner over an open flame. Camping site, camping gear (tent and sleeping pad), cookware and firewood provided. There is no electricity on site; learn some tips on how to prepare for an off-the-grid experience after you register. Registration is required by 11a.m. the Friday before the activity. $25 per person. Ages 5 and up welcome. Visit bit.ly/CoLRegistration, or call 972-219-3550.
July 7, 2018
Heard Museum: Creating a Butterfly Nursery - McKinney
Preparing for a butterfly “baby” (caterpillar) is much easier than preparing for a human baby. At this talk, you’ll learn how to prepare your “nursery” (garden) for the next generation of beautiful butterflies. Learn the basics, including what butterflies will lay eggs on, what the caterpillars need to eat and how to support their parents. This program is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members. Designed primarily for adults. Interested youth may attend with an adult. May not be suitable for children younger than 10 years.
Dallas Library: Filmed by Bike - Dallas
Bicycles are freedom, allowing us to go further and faster than we ever dreamed possible. Now more than ever people are taking their bicycles to unique and scenic locations for wild adventures. Join us on a journey to the far reaching edges of the planet as we watch intrepid cyclists explore the rugged open road, and all the trials, tribulations and triumphs that come with it.
July 10, 2018
STAR North Texas: Film Screening 'Reuse!' - Arlington (HELP MEET TICKET SALE QUOTA!)
This film follows Alex Eaves' cross-country journey where he finds endless reuse solutions for our waste problem that are not only sustainable, but many of which are easy and fun. Film will be followed by a panel discussion of recycling and sustainability experts and audience Q&A. Hosted by the Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club, State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR), and The Welman Project.
You must purchase tickets here. A minimum number of tickets must be sold by July 3 to screen the film!
July 14, 2018
Oliver Nature Park: Junior Physicists - Mansfield
Every action has a reaction, and what goes up must come down. Investigate the physics of air and gas pressure. How far can a balloon racer travel? Can invisible gases blow the lid off a container? Get these answers and more through hands‐on experiments and demonstrations. Pre‐registration is required. $7-$9.
Ages 9-14, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Ages 5-8, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.