Apr 15 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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Heard Museum: Spring Plant Sale - McKinney (Thru April 15)

Apr 14 2018 - 9:00am to Apr 15 2018 - 5:00pm
Heard Museum
1 Nature Place
McKinney , TX

29th annual sale features natives, hard-to-find herbs and well-adapted plants. 

Volunteers from the Native Plant Society of Texas Collin County Chapter and the Blackland Prairie Master Naturalists will be available to help you select your new plants. See website for plant list.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Green Source DFW: Run for the Environment - Dallas

Apr 15 2018 - 9:30am
Lake Cliff Park
300 E. Colorado Blvd
Dallas , TX

Green Source DFW's 4th annual Run for the Environment kicks off Oak Cliff Earth Day. 5K chip timed run and 1 mile fun walk. Prizes.

Memnosyne Institute: Oak Cliff Earth Day - Dallas

Apr 15 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Lake Cliff Park Dallas , TX

The Memnosyne Institute hosts the annual Oak Cliff Earth Day. Green vendors, children's activities and more.

The Flower Mound: iNaturalist Made Easy - Flower Mound

Apr 15 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Flower Mound Public Library
3030 Broadmoor Ln
Flower Mound , TX

We're getting ready for the iNaturalist City Challenge at the end of the month, and we need your observations. Last year, the DFW area won for most observations, but the Challenge has gone worldwide, and we'll all need to contribute to repeat our win.

iNaturalist is a citizen science website that lets you record what you see in nature (even in your yard!), meet other nature lovers, and learn about the natural world. You don't need fancy equipment...just a cell phone that takes photos will do. 

Bring your laptop, tablet, and/or your smartphone. If you can, please go online to iNaturalist.org and set up your iNat account ahead of time. Download the iNaturalist app to your tablet or smartphone, too. Here's a quick 3-minute video to help you get started. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5dSWOC0QFw

RSVP: master.naturalist@dentoncounty.com