Nov 11 2017

Texas Society for Ecological Restoration: 2017 Annual Conference - Resilience & Connectivity at Our Roots - Denton (Thru Nov. 12)

Nov 10 2017 - 8:00am to Nov 12 2017 - 5:00pm
University of North Texas
Environmental Education, Science and Technology building
Denton , TX

Founded in 1995 at UNT, TXSER is heading back to Denton to hold the annual conference in the beautiful Environmental Education, Science and Technology building. Conference will feature informal networking, outdoor learning and fun. Ken Steigman, director and research scientist at Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, is the keynote speaker. Early registration runs through the end of September.  

Great Seed Bomb: Wildflower Workshops - Dallas (Thru Dec. 9)

Nov 10 2017 - 12:00pm to Dec 9 2017 - 12:00pm
See website for locations Dallas , TX

Join The Great Seed Bomb as it rolls across Dallas, Tx with a series of free wildflower seedball workshops from Nov. 11 - Dec. 9!. Participants and volunteers will learn how to source materials and manufacture seedballs by hand and with a tumbler, get acquainted with Dallas' urban farm and conservation leaders on their own turf, and practice their new seedball making skills with materials that will be used to jumpstart a pocket prairie along the Trinity Forest Trails. This is your opportunity to be a part of creating a living (and life-giving) art installation that will sustain itself for years to come. 

4 Workshops and one seedball throw finale are scheduled. See website for details.

 

Grow North Texas: Seeding Dallas II: Good Food for the City - Dallas

Nov 11 2017 - 8:30am to 1:30pm
Owenwood Farm & Neighbor Space
1451 John West
Dallas , TX

Seeding Dallas II is an opportunity to dig deep into topics covering a wide range of garden interests and skills. Local experts will share what they've learned growing food, managing gardens and selling at markets in North Texas. 

Event is geared to gardeners,urban farmers, community garden managers, growers who might want to sell, farm/garden supporters and anyone thinking about starting a garden for community invigoration or enhancement.

Three Learning Tracks: Growing a Garden, Community Garden Management and Market Gardening

$10. (Limited scholarships are available.)

Info: wyonella_henderson-greene@baylor.edu or 214-951-7780

First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist: R-Bazaar - Fort Worth

Nov 11 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church
1959 Sandy Lane
Fort Worth , TX

Art show featuring artists and artisans who make creative and useful items made from recycled materials. 

Info: Karl Thibodeaux, administrator@firstjefferson.org. 817-451-1505.

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City of Denton: Bicycle to Recycle - Denton

Nov 11 2017 - 9:00am
Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square
110 W Hickory St,
Denton , TX

Celebrate America Recycles Day with a family bike ride from the Courthouse on the Square to ECO-W.E.R.C.S. Resource Recovery Park and back again. This leisurely bike ride takes you along the rail trail, and will show you where the recycling is processed in Denton.

9:00 a.m.: Meet at the Courthouse on the Square; Quick bike repair and bike safety

9:30 a.m.: Ride departs for the Pratt Recycling Facility

10:00 a.m.: Tour of the recycling facility

11:00 a.m.: Depart back to the square

12:00 p.m.: Free lunch in downtown with guest speakers (Lunch provided by Pratt Industries)

North Texas Master Naturalists: North Texas Master Naturalist 101 - Dallas

Nov 11 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Mountain View College
4849 W Illinois Ave
Dallas , TX

North Texas Master Naturalists are hosting nature-related talks and activities such as Weird and Wild Critters of DFW, Photography as a Naturalist's Tool, Edible Plant Walk and much more. Please register by 11-7 to order a box lunch from Cafe Momentum ($18 + 1.98 fee). Otherwise, it's free. FYI Save some time to walk through Mountain View's prairie!

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: Solar Tour Wrap Party - Dallas

Nov 11 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Road
Dallas , TX

The program will be a short summary of the tour statistics, followed by a brief presentation by Good Faith Impact. Food from Fadi's will be served.

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Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center: Kayak Eco-Tours - Cedar Hill

Nov 11 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Cedar Hill State Park
1570 FM-1382 W
Cedar Hill , TX

Join an Audubon guide as we look for birds and other wildlife at Cedar Hill State Park. No kayaking experience necessary. Tandem kayaks. Ages 8+. Each minor must be accompanied by an adult. $35 members, $40 non-members. We use stable, tandem kayaks.

Choose from: 

10am–12pm Morning Paddle or

1pm–3pm Afternoon Paddle

Register at dogwoodcanyonaudubon.ticketleap.com/kayak-eco-tour/

Private kayaking tours available with rates at $30-$35/person for groups of 10-20. Ask for details.

Black Vegetarian Society: Vegan 201/Thanksgiving Potluck - Dallas

Nov 11 2017 - 11:30am
Center for Community Cooperation
2900 Live Oak St
Dallas , TX

The BVSTX and Animal Connection of Texas are teaming up for our annual Veggie 201 Class and Thanksgiving Potluck. Bring your favorite Thanksgiving-themed vegan dish to feed ten or more. If you are unable to prepare a dish, come anyway, and if you like make a monetary contribution of $5 or more. Prior to the potluck, join us for a Veggie 201 Class, "Sharing Holiday Meals with Non-Vegetarians," at 11:30 am.

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area: Stars on the Prairie - Lewisville

Nov 11 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
201 E. Jones St
Lewisville , TX

Trek to LLELA’s prairie restoration area to view the wonders of the night sky. Emphasis is on viewing with naked-eyes and binoculars. Ages 5 and up.

Tandy Hills Natural Area: Prairie Sky Star Party & Legend of the Tandy Hills Witchey Tree - Fort Worth

Nov 11 2017 - 6:00pm
Tandy Hills Natural Area
3400 View St
Ft Worth , TX

Come for the stars but stay for a live telling of The Legend of the Tandy Hills Witchey Tree. Come sit around the campfire with a cup of hot chocolate and hear the grisly tale come to life. Peggy and Gene of, Twice Upon a Time Storytellers, will astound you with their storytelling skills. You will be richly rewarded.

Their performance has been partially funded by a grant from, Texas Commission on the Arts.