Mar 31 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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Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center: Dogwood Blooms Guided Hikes - Cedar Hill (Thru April 4)

Mar 31 2018 - 9:00am to Apr 4 2018 - 12:00pm
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
1206 W FM 1382,
Cedar Hill , TX

Participants will meet at the center and embark on a partially off-trail journey over hills, through a small creek and into the grove of dogwoods where participants may choose to climb a ladder for a closer look at the blooms and enjoy light snacks. Upon returning to the center, share in a champagne toast to the future of Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center and meet our education bird, an American Kestrel, the smallest falcon in North America. Expect the experience to last approximately 3 hours.

 $40. Add one guest for $30.

Hikes: 

March 31, 9 a.m. to noon

March 31, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

April 1, 9 a.m. to noon

April 1, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

April 4, 9 a.m. to noon.

Vegan Pop Up Market: V Market at TreeHouse - Plano

Mar 31 2018 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
TreeHouse
2201 Preston Rd
Plano , TX

Come enjoy some vegan food, treats and shop local, ethical and sustainable goods.

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Friends of O.S. Gray Natural Area: Stargazing & Storytelling - Arlington

Mar 31 2018 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
O.S. Gray Natural Area
2021 W. Abram St.
Arlington , TX

Try out a variety of telescopes, look at visible planets, constellations, stars and chat with astronomers from the Fort Worth Astronomical Society about astronomy and their equipment. Or have a listen as our Storytellers weave tales of the outdoors

Telescope viewing – 8-10 p.m. | Storytellers – 8-9 p.m.

We’ll also be making s’mores and hot chocolate and roasting hot dogs around the campfire, so bring your lawn chair and flashlight, and come join our Star Party in the Park! 

In case of cloudy or inclement weather, this event will be postponed. Please check the Friends of OSGNA's Facebook page before going to the event.

Info: friends@friendsofosgray.org