Mar 1 2018

UTA’s Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact: Regional Centre of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development for North Texas - Arlington

Mar 1 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
North Central Texas Council of Governments
616 Six Flags Dr Transportation Council Room
Arlington , TX

What is a Regional Center of Expertise? In 2003, the United Nations University’s Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) launched its ESD project. This program designs and implements research and development activities through a multi-stakeholder global network of Regional Centers of Expertise (RCEs). RCEs prepare local leaders of tomorrow with the tools and information they need to make smart and sustainable choices for the future.

RSVP by Feb.22: Robyn Cain at 

Info: Meghna Tare, or 817-272-0753


Native Plant Society of Texas, North Central Chapter: A Botanical Waltz Across Texas: Biological Crossroads and Floral Wonders of the Lone Star State - Fort Worth

Mar 1 2018 - 6:30pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd Orchid-Iris Room
Ft Worth , TX

Presentation by Barney L. Lipscomb, Botanic Research Institute of Texas, Dorothea L. Leonhardt Chair of Texas Botany

Four physiographic provinces converge in Texas: 1) Great Plains, 2) Central Lowlands, 3) Basin & Mtns., and 4) Coastal Plain. The variety of rainfall, soils, and elevation has resulted in tremendous biodiversity in the state. 

Editor, author, writer, public speaker, and researcher, Barney L. Lipscomb, is one of the co-authors of the Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas (1999), a comprehensive guide to a large portion of the diverse plant life of Texas. Lipscomb is also a co-author of a three-volume flora, the Illustrated Flora of East Texas [Vol. 1, 2006, 1612 pp]. He is co-author of the 392 page, Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas (Feb 2014). In addition, he has authored 30 scientific publications.

Info: Vicki Gleason,