May 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.

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. 

READ THE GREEN SOURCE DFW ARTICLE

Keep Dallas Beautiful: Volunteer for Green Team @ Byron Nelson (May 7-25) - Dallas

May 7 2018 - 8:00am to May 25 2018 - 6:00pm

The Keep Dallas Beautiful Community Green members have opportunities to volunteer at the Byron Nelson PGA golf tournament in two different areas: 

May 7-25

Course Steward Team: On the course, riding in a golf cart 

All Volunteers 

- Set up and remove waste stations on event grounds. - Service stations and haul waste to collection areas 

during event.
- Volunteers will work in groups of 2 and be responsible for an assigned area. 

 

May 12 - May 21
Materials Sorting Team: Behind the scenes recycling 

- Sort waste bags from event grounds. 

- Materials sorted into recycling, compost, and waste streams. 

- (1) T Shirt provided for each volunteer
- Water and Gloves provided.
- Volunteer will be responsible for providing their own food.
- Minimum Age - 16
- Shifts will be 8-10 hours long with (2) 15-minute breaks and (1) 30-minute lunch break. 

However, if you and a friend want to split a shift, have one person signup and contact Wendy@KeepDallasBeautiful.net with your arrangements. 

Signup and list Keep Dallas Beautiful as the organization using this QR Code or www.bit.ly/KDB_at_Byron 

Info: BrendaFinch@KeepDallasBeautiful.net

469-569-5440 Mobile

Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts: Inspired by Nature Exhibit - Mansfield

May 7 2018 - 9:00am to May 22 2018 - 5:00pm
Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts
1110 W. Debbie Ln
Mansfield , TX

Six local artists display artwork inspired by nature in various mediums.

Reception May 12, 6-8 p.m.

Info: Victoria Ligon, crystalcreek@me.com.

Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge: Buffalo Boogie - Fort Worth

May 12 2018 - 8:00am to 11:00am
Buffalo Boogie
9601 Fossil Ridge Rd
Ft Worth , TX

26th annual fundraiser featuring a 10K, 5K and 1 mile. Dogs welcome for 5K and 1 mile. Master of ceremonies: David Finfrock. Refreshments, vendors, family friendly activities follow run.

$40-$45.

Nature Conservancy of Texas: Clymer Meadow Preserve Wildflower Tour - Celeste

May 12 2018 - 8:30am
Clymer Meadow Preserve
6210 CR 1140
Celeste , TX

The Nature Conservancy's Clymer Meadow Preserve will host its annual wildflower tour. Don't miss your chance to visit this picturesque 1,400-acre preserve, which contains one of the last remnants of the Blackland Prairie - an imperiled ecosystem comprised of numerous bird, butterfly and wildflower species. Immerse yourself in the beauty and color of true Texas prairie while learning about the history and ecology of our native grasslands. Grab your binoculars and camera, pack a picnic lunch and bring the whole family.

RSVP to Brandon Belcher, North Texas Preserves Manager, at 903-752-0676 or Brandon.Belcher@TNC.org by May 8, 2018. Space is limited!

 

Conrad High School & Environmental League Chapter: Trash Dash 5K Trail Run & Eco Fair - Dallas

May 12 2018 - 9:00am
Harry Moss DORBA Trails Park
7677 Fair Oaks Ave
Dallas , TX

This exciting woods-trails race takes you along 3+ miles of beautiful woods trails in a hidden forest that probably less than 1,000 people in Dallas even know is there.

Have you ever done an exercise race? Along the way, you’ll come across 10+ manned checkpoints where you do a simple easy exercise before proceeding (stuff like 5 jumping jacks or 3 air squats, etc.). If on the other hand, you are really pushing for speed (this IS a chip-timed race), you can buy your way out of the exercise by dropping a piece of litter off as your run by.

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Save Tarrant Water: DIY Sprinkler Expo - Fort Worth

May 12 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
1801 Circle Dr
Ft Worth , TX

The DIY Sprinkler Expo is a free event to 

Learn the basics of a sprinkler system, easy repairs, new technology and upgrades, landscape recommendations from Master Gardeners, and more.

Free.

Cleaner Parks: Tandy Hills Clean Up - Fort Worth

May 12 2018 - 10:00am
Tandy Hills Natural Area
3400 View St
Ft Worth , TX

Meet at the parks playground area. Focus will be the creeks that run through the park. This park receives a tremendous amount of storm water, which brings a lot of trash with it. Gloves, bags and tools provided. Afterwards join us for a bite to eat and a beverage.

Paint the Town: Lochwood Library - Dallas

May 12 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Lochwood Library
11221 Lochwood Blvd
Dallas , TX
Phone: 214-670-8403

Have fun painting this Dallas icon with professional artist, VET. "Texas Sunflowers" is the sixth (6th) in a series of ten (10) free workshops to be held city wide. You will receive all the supplies you need, along with step-by-step instructions. Create a "ready to hang" piece of artwork. No previous skill required. This is a FUN and FREE workshop, but you must pre-register a slot to attend. Contact the host site for details or signup on line at http://www.artcycleclubtx.com/copy-of-paint-club. Limited space available. 

View a listing of other scheduled workshops visit  http://www.artcycleclubtx.com/copy-of-paint-club

Info: VET, artcycleclub@gmail.com

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: Field Trip to Winston School Solar Car - Dallas

May 12 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Winston School
5707 Royal Lane
Dallas , TX

Field trip to see the Winston Solar Race Car and talk with the team.

The Winston Solar Science Academy is an elite program for Winston students interested in an in-depth, hands-on understanding of STEM science, technology, engineering, math - and alternative energy. Solar Science participants experience building, maintaining, and driving a solar car, participate in solar car races on a closed track and on the open road in a cross-country race, and learn business skills and team building.

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center: Mimosas for Mom - Cedar Hill

May 12 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
1206 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill , TX

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a guided hike through our canyon to relish the beauty of spring. While moms enjoy mimosas and a guided hike, kids work with our staff to create a nature-inspired Mother’s Day craft.

$15/per mom with up to 3 children. $3/per additional child.

Dallas Vegan Roundup: North Texas Vegan Potluck & Picnic - Grapevine

May 12 2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Trawick Paviion Grapevine , TX

Join us in Grapevine for the 3rd Annual North Texas Vegan Potluck & Picnic. Trawick Pavilion offers basketball, sand volleyball, lake access for swimming, a children's playground, and more! 

Your payment includes vegan burgers & hot dogs and helps pay the fee for reserving the pavilion.

Please be prepared to bring a vegan dish as well. You’ll be prompted to sign up for a potluck item after you submit payment for the event.

We’re looking forward to gathering vegans from all over the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex for food and fun in a central location on Lake Grapevine!

Tickets are $6 per adult ($8 after 5/4) and $4 for children 4-17 ($6 after 5/4), and children 3 and under get in free