Apr 12 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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North Texas Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists: Urban Wildlife Workshop - Plano

Apr 12 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Plano Environmental Education Center
4116 West Plano Parkway
Plano , TX

Join us at the Plano Environmental Education Center for educational presentations on coyotes, bobcats, hogs, bumblebees, raccoon, opossum, rats, and urban deer. Learn more about them in our urban wildscape and how we can live with these critters. $25.

Agenda

9 am - Bonnie Bradshaw: Raccoons and Opossums

10 am - Brett Johnson: Rats

1 am - Rob Denkhaus: Feral Hogs

Noon Lunch will be provided

1 pm - Carol Clarke: Native pollinators

2 pm - Sam Kieschnick: Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

3 pm - Adjourn

Coordinator: Sam Kieschnick, Urban Wildlife Biologist, DFW,Texas Parks and Wildlife

Information about CEUs is pending.

Dallas Vegan Drinks: Libertine Bar - Dallas

Apr 12 2018 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm
The Libertine Bar
2101 Greenville Ave
Dallas , TX

Informal gathering of veg friendly folk.

Fort Worth Audubon Society: Conservation Pioneer:  Harriet Hemenway - Fort Worth

Apr 12 2018 - 7:30pm
UNT Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd Research and Education Bldg, Beyer Hall, Rm 114
Ft Worth , TX

Featured speaker:  Jim Wilson, historian at Kleb Woods Nature Preserve in Houston

Synopsis:  Harriet Hemenway was a Boston socialite who launched one of the first popular movements in defense of the environment. Come discover how this remarkable woman skillfully used her personality, wealth and social connections to succeed where others have failed. Our presentation on Harriet Hemenway is part of a series of hour long programs created at Kleb Woods Nature Preserve called Conservation Pioneers.

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