Apr 7 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! 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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Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Spring Plant Sale - Fort Worth (Thru April 7)

Apr 6 2018 - 2:00pm to Apr 7 2018 - 2:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

A variety of native and adapted plants will be for sale. Bring your own wagon if you have one. 

2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Blackland Chapter: Madden Prairie Field Trip - Abilene

Apr 7 2018 - 7:00am
Madden Prairie Preserve TX

Field trip to Maddin Prairie Preserve, owned by NPAT. Details TBA.

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Good Local Markets: Tiny House Tours - Dallas

Apr 7 2018 - 8:00am to 1:00pm
White Rock Farmers Market
9150 Garland Road
Dallas , TX

Market patrons are invited to tour Tiny Houses from Indigo River Tiny Homes, a local tiny house builder. Texas Tree Foundation is sponsoring the event and will be offering free native pecan trees to take home and plant for those who purchase $50 worth of tokens or more at the market.

Keep Flower Mound Beautiful: Trash Off & Spring Festival - Flower Mound

Apr 7 2018 - 8:00am to 1:00pm
Flower Mound High School
3411 Peters Colony Rd
Flower Mound , TX

The Trash event starts with registration @ 8:00, in the FMHS parking lot. We hand out supplies to volunteers and send them to various areas in Flower Mound (parks, trails, creeks, roadways) to clean up trash/recycles. Volunteers then bring back their findings and we provide lunch, the environmental fair, and door prize. 

The spring festival will include the Native Plant Society Trinity Forks Chapter yearly sale that provides a choice of many different native plant species. There will also be lots of other booths, including ones that will provide environmental education and kids activities - such as a climbing wall, an inflatable obstacle course, and Home Depot kids workshop.

All ages are welcome and it is a dog friendly event!

You will also be able to take advantage of these recycling options:

    •    Shred-It will be providing free document shredding to residents of Flower Mound.

    •    Best Buy will be collecting electronic waste - keeping it out of the landfill!

    •    Christian Community Actions will be collecting clothing and housewares and food for their pantry.

City of Richardson: Trash Bash, E-Waste Drop-Off, Document Shredding & After Party - Richardson

Apr 7 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Richardson City Hall/Civic Center
411 W. Arapaho Rd
Richardson , TX

Trash Bash. Drop off books, clothing, residential cooking oil. Free compost. One bag per vehicle.

After Party will feature a butterfly release, nature walk, live music, plant giveaway, kids' activities.

E-Waste Drop Off and Document Shredding: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Richardson Square Mall.

Texas AgriLife Water University: Top 100 Plants for North Texas - Denton

Apr 7 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center
3310 Collins Rd
Denton , TX

Create a lush and vibrant landscape with our favorite “Top 100” native and adapted plants, ideal for your North Texas land­scape. You’ll also learn proper soil prepara­tion, proper planting, how to choose the right plant for the right place as well as tips to keep your plants beautiful and healthy year-round. Free.

Don't Mess with Texas: Trash Off - Grapevine

Apr 7 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Locations TBA Grapevine , TX

Join other volunteers for annual spring cleanup throughout the city of Grapevine. All supplies are provided.  Locations will be determined as the date approaches. 

Info: Cindy Harris, 817.410.3490 or charris@grapevinetexas.gov.  

Volunteer sign up link.

Keep Dallas Beautiful: Tipton Park Spring Cleanup - Dallas

Apr 7 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Tipton Park
3607 Magdeline St
Dallas , TX

Clean the park, greenbelt and neighborhood. Environmental education, exhibits, volunteer lunch and prizes.

Volunteer registration: http://bit.ly/KDB_at_Tipton 

Info: info@KeepDallasBeautiful.net 

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: Fall in Love with Fungi - Fort Worth

Apr 7 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University Drive
Ft Worth , TX

This two-hour class will introduce participants to the basic biology of fungi and the critical role this kingdom plays in diverse ecosystems - from the saprobes that recycle organic material, to the mycorrhizal fungi associated with trees, forbs and grasses, and the parasites that kill. We will cover the common life-cycles and the different reproductive strategies including the major features needed to identify the macro-fungi (mushrooms) that we see in the field. We will also review the human uses of mushrooms, from food to dyeing fabric to toxic spill cleanup.

Texas Discovery Gardens: Butterfly Plant Sale - Dallas (Thru April 8)

Apr 7 2018 - 10:00am to Apr 8 2018 - 2:00pm
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dallas , TX

Members preview sale: April 6, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Public Sale: April 7-8, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

City of Allen: Earthfest Allen - Allen

Apr 7 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Dayspring Nature Preserve
1050 Comanche Dr
Allen , TX

Nature walks, wildlife demonstrations and environmental activities at Dayspring Nature Preserve, behind Boon Elementary.

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: Soil Biology for Gardeners - Fort Worth

Apr 7 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University Drive
Ft Worth , TX

The organisms living in soil are crucial to soil health. In this hands-on class participants will work with microscopes to identify the different types of organisms that live in the soil. This class is a companion to the earlier class "What is the Soil Food Web?" and it is strongly recommended that they be taken together for a more complete understanding of the soil organisms we’ll be discussing and viewing.

Bob Jones Nature Center: Texas Mammals - Southlake

Apr 7 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Bob Jones Nature Center
355 E. Bob Jones Rd
Southlake , TX

Presenter Jan Hodson’s lifelong work in the wildlife field includes work as a Park Interpreter for Ray Roberts State Park, beekeeping experience with the Denton County Beekeepers Association, and more than 6,000 hours of service to the Elm Fork Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists. Her interactive lecture on Texas mammals will utilize animal skins and plaster track casts to help us learn how to recognize some of the local wildlife by the signs they leave behind.

$7.

Info: admin@bjnc.org

Oak Cliff Nature Preserve: Art in the Cliff - Dallas

Apr 7 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Oak Cliff Nature Preserve
2875 Pierce St.
Dallas , TX

Stroll through the trails of Oak Cliff Nature Preserve between 2pm and 4pm and enjoy the animal hybrid ceramic sculptures crafted by Brookhaven, Mountain View and Cedar Valley College students.

Come support young artists in the community during this free and family-friendly event!