May 5 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.

Dallas Arboretum: Wind Sculptures in Motion: The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker - Dallas (Thru July 31)

Apr 15 2018 - 9:00am to Jul 31 2018 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd
Dallas , TX

122 copper wind sculptures by Utah-based sculptor Lyman Whitaker. 

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Keep Dallas Beautiful: Professional Education Credit for Classroom Credit - Dallas

May 5 2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Mountain View Colleg Dallas , TX

Keep Dallas Beautiful sponsors 12 hours of Professional Education Credit for classroom teachers. The workshop is interdisciplinary and STEAM correlated. Participants will earn both Keep America Beautiful certification for Waste in Place and Sustainable Forestry Initiative certification for Project Learning Tree. This in-person workshop, conducted by professional trainers, with pre-workshop online training includes highly active, hands-on sessions to experience and model several activities.

Participants receive high-quality instructional materials for graded PreK-12 as well as a high value goodie bag upon completion of a post-workshop survey.

Register: bit.ly/KDB_Teacher

Info: BrendaFinch@KeepDallasBeautiful.net or 469-569-5440 Mobile

City of Dallas: Top 100 Plants for North Texas - Dallas

May 5 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 MLK Jr Blvd
Dallas , 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.

Friends of Southwest Nature Preserve: Tree Walk - Arlington

May 5 2018 - 10:00am
Southwest Nature Preserve
5201 Bowman Springs Rd
Arlington , TX

Jeremy Priest (Forester for the city of Arlington) will be leading a walk along the trails, looking at trees - identifying the variety of trees at the Preserve with a focus on historic trees. One of our post oaks may be 200 years old.

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Native Plant Society of Texas, North Central Tx Chapter: Spring Plant Sale - Arlington

May 5 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
River Legacy Park
701 NE Green Oaks
Arlington , TX

Come early to select from over 120 species of organically grown native plants, including ground covers, perennials, shrubs, vines and trees – most below nursery prices:

Host plants for butterflies

Nectar plants for pollinators

Tailored by Mother Nature for our climate

Minimal water requirements

No need for pesticides or fertilizers

Many hard-to-find species

Native plants make healthy habitats, benefitting birds, butterflies, pollinators and the ecosystem in general. For general information and a list of species, check out our flyer

Full gallery of the native plants available 

 

Axium Solar: Learn About Solar & Battery Storage Solutions - Plano

May 5 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Axiom Solar
1005 Placid Ave
Plano , TX

Join Andrew Whitehead at Axiom Solar's Plano headquarters to learn more about solar + battery solutions for homes and businesses and see the Sonnen Eco 12 battery in action. 

There is no fee to attend, but please sign up for a free ticket to provide a head count.

Marshall Grain: Landscaping for the Birds - Grapevine

May 5 2018 - 11:00am
Marshall Grain
3525 William D. Tate
Grapevine , TX

Wild birds are important friends of the organic gardener, as well as beautiful creatures to watch. Enjoy them for their beauty and they will also help you pollinate your plants, eat your insects, and sing you songs. Learn to attract more of your feathered friends with a bird-friendly landscape that offers them all the elements they need, from berry-producing plants to water features to sheltering shrubs.

Save Lucas Recycling: Styrofoam Drop-Off - Allen

May 5 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Starbucks
2680 Lucas Road
Allen , TX

We will be collecting clean Styrofoam food containers (clamshells, cups, meat trays, egg containers) and packing material (no packing peanuts) the first Saturday of each month at the Lucas Starbucks.

Info: Victoria Howard, musical.mama@yahoo.com 

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area: Culture & Cocktails on the Prairie - Lewisville

May 5 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
201 E. Jones St
Lewisville , TX

A fundraiser to be held in LLELA's prairie restoration area (not normally open to the public). Benefiting re-introduction of native animals such box turtles and bobwhite quail.

Light snacks, drinks, poetry reading, live music, silent auction.

Wish list includes: new turtle facility, radio tracking devices, eagle's nest webcam.

$30/individuals. $50/couples