Mar 30 2018

George W. Bush Presidential Center: Bluebonnet Tours - Dallas (Thru June 2)

Mar 17 2018 - 10:00am to Jun 2 2018 - 12:00pm
George W. Bush Presidential Center
2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas , TX

Enjoy docent-guided bluebonnet tours in the Native Texas Park on the grounds of the Bush Center. The park features other seasonal wildflowers, native Texas grasses, tree-shaded lawns, and clearings providing habitats for butterflies, birds, and other wildlife. Visitors can explore native Texas environments such as Blackland Prairie, Post Oak Savannah, and Cross Timbers Forest.

The free tours of the Native Texas Park are offered every Saturday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., weather permitting. Usually lasting between 30 and 40 minutes, visitors are guided through the winding network of walking trails. Space is limited and tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To book a large group, call 214-346-1650 or email bush43visitors@nara.gov.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Great Seed Bomb & Groundwork: Wildflower Workshops & Seed Bomb - Dallas

Mar 17 2018 - 2:00pm to Mar 31 2018 - 12:00pm
MLK Library
2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Dallas Seed Library
Dallas , TX

Volunteers are needed to craft native wildflower and prairie seedballs with the Dallas Seed Library and Groundwork Dallas, haul them to a meadow along the Trinity Forest Trail, and release them into the wild! The Dallas Watershed Dept. is dedicating 200 potted prairie grasses to the cause of restoring native Blackland Prairie in the area.

WORKSHOPS

- Saturday, March 17th with the Dallas Seed Library at MLK Library, from 2pm - 5pm (2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 75215) 

- Saturday, March 24th with Groundwork Dallas (location TBD), from 9am - Noon

SEEDBOMBING

- Saturday, March 31st on the Trinity Forest Trails, from 9am - Noon. Please use these GPS coordinates (32°41'58.1"N, 96°42'10.6"W) or this Google Maps link (https://goo.gl/8di3W5) to locate the site. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! EarthX - Dallas

Mar 27 2018 - 9:00am to Apr 22 2018 - 6:00pm
Earth X
Fair Park
Dallas , TX

Earth X is bigger than ever this year and is seeking volunteers to help out at the giant eco-expo April 20-22 at Fair Park in Dallas. This is a great opportunity to gain experience, network and be part of the world's largest eco-fest. 

Earth X volunteer manager Melinda Garde said there are more than 30 different opportunities available for volunteers.

"Volunteers are the face of EarthX. As a volunteer, you are an integral part of the process of changing the way people think, work and live," said Garde. "Volunteers will engage attendees with fun hands-on activities that teach how to make a difference through science, technology and innovations in thought leading to a sustainable future."

Volunteers get a T-shirt and snacks. There are two shifts: 9 a.m. -2 p.m., 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Info: Melinda Garde, volunteer manager, melinda.garde@earthx.org

 

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Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Prairie Seekers Training - Fort Worth

Mar 30 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Tarrant County Resource Connection Campus
1800 Circle Drive
Ft Worth , TX

Prairie Seekers is a citizen scientist program training volunteers to assess and map prairies for possible conservation funding opportunities. Data collected is submitted to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Texas Natural Diversity database – which tracks non-game species across the state. 

You'll learn:

    •    Introduction to program

    •    Basic prairie ecology and regional history

    •    Common and endemic prairie species

    •    How to recognize and assess prairies

    •    Field survey techniques

    •    iNaturalist

Indoor portion will be at Tarrant County Resource Connection campus with the field training at Stella Rowan Prairie.

Cosponsors: Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, Tarrant County Resource Connection

The $20 fee covers snacks, lunch and course materials. 

Info: fwnpat@gmail.com 

Texas AgriLife Water University: Let's Ketchup on Tomatos - Frisco

Mar 30 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Frisco City Hall
6101 Frisco Square Blvd (McCallum Room/4th Floor)
Frisco , TX

The most sought-after garden treasure can be challenging to grow in the extreme climate and soils of North Texas. We’ll go into depth, providing tips on how to get the most production out of your tomato plants covering everything from variety selection, proper planting, best irrigation practices to pest and disease control. Free.