Jul 14 2018

Dallas Arboretum: Wind Sculptures in Motion - Dallas (Extended thru Aug. 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. The exhibit has been extended through the end of August.

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Friends of O.S. Gray Natural Area: Community Day - Arlington

Jul 14 2018 - 8:00am to 10:00am
O.S. Gray Natural Area
2021 W. Abram St.
Arlington , TX

Please bring your favorite work gloves, shovel, litter picker upper, or gardening tools.

Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and for working in a natural area (long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes, hat).

Water and snacks will be available.

O.S. Gray Natural Area has no restroom facilities, but Kroger is nearby.

Info: friendsofosgray@gmail.com

Oliver Nature Park: Junior Physicists - Mansfield

Jul 14 2018 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Oliver Nature Park
1650 Matlock Rd
Mansfield , TX

Every action has a reaction, and what goes up must come down. Investigate the physics of air and gas pressure. How far can a balloon racer travel? Can invisible gases blow the lid off a container? Get these answers and more through hands‐on experiments and demonstrations. Pre‐registration is required. $7-$9.

Ages 9-14, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Ages 5-8, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Info: olivernaturepark@mansfieldtexas.gov

 

Texas Discovery Gardens: Native Plants Symposium - Dallas

Jul 14 2018 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 MLK Jr. Blvd.
Dallas , TX

Celebrate the wealth of plant diversity in the Lone Star State! Learn about their uses and cultivation. In an environment increasingly devoid of this plant heritage, protecting, restoring, using and promoting it is more important than ever.

$50.

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: The Story of an Environmental Turnaround - Dallas

Jul 14 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Road
Dallas , TX

 Presenter: Dale Crownover, CEO & President, Texas Nameplate Company

Founded in 1946, Texas Nameplate Company manufactures metal and plastic labels and nameplates for appliances, oil field equipment, high-pressure valves, trucks, air conditioners, equipment and other uses for customers in energy, transportation, marine, military, manufacturing and other sectors worldwide.
 
For many years, TNC was on the environmental "bad guy" list. They were repeatedly cited by the city of Dallas for violations related to polluted water discharge. At one point, eight citations were issued, and the city threatened to turn off TNC's water.
 
That's when TNC began changing their practices. In 1988, TNC won a "Dallas Blue Thumb" award for water quality, and they never looked back.

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