Apr 13 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.

Mountain View College: BioBlitz - Dallas

Apr 13 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Mountain View College
4849 W Illinois Ave
Dallas , TX

Starting in the Treetop Lounge at 11 a.m. Sam Kieschnick, an Urban Wildlife Biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife, will fascinate participants with information about the urban habitat at MVC. He'll show attendees how to use iNaturalist, a free app for identitying plants and animals, so that they can be citizen scientists any time! Then we head out to the urban forest where the adventure continues and participants start recording and sharing their observations in iNaturalist to create data for scientists all over the world.

The Nature Conservancy: The Photo Ark: A World Worth Saving - Dallas

Apr 13 2018 - 6:30pm
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden
8525 Garland Road
Dallas , TX

Spend "an evening on the ark” as National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore presents National Geographic’s The Photo Ark—a groundbreaking effort to document species before they disappear.

Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, National Geographic fellow and regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. Most importantly, he is an avid conservationist who began the ambitious Photo Ark project 11 years ago in his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska. Since then, he’s visited more than 40 countries in his quest to create this photo archive of global biodiversity. To date, Sartore has captured more than 7,500 images of wildlife, putting him over half way toward his goal to document 12,000 unique species.

Sartore will share his exciting tales of building The Photo Ark. We'll go behind the scenes with him as he travels the globe to photograph the world's outrageous, colorful and magnificent creatures. He'll even impart his most interesting experiences from behind the lens on this journey to inspire change and persuade others to protect biodiversity before it's too late. 

To RSVP and provide guest names by March 16, please visit the registration link or contact Madeline Luft at madeline.luft@tnc.org or 214-821-6081. Please inform us if any guests require a vegan/ gluten-free meal.