Lantern festivals are a central part of Chinese culture and date back thousands of years. Join us as this ancient tradition comes to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden where you will see over 20 sets of lanterns crafted from silk, wire and steel and where you can spend an evening filled with fun, food, and adventure. This event offers visitors the opportunity to experience an event rarely staged outside of Asia.
Apr 3 2019
Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Lanterns in the Garden - Fort Worth (Thru May 12)
EarthX: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! - Dallas
Earth X is bigger than ever this year and is seeking volunteers to help out at the giant eco-expo April 26-28 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Whole Earth Provision Co.: State Park Month - Dallas
Throughout April, visit any of the 7 Whole Earth Provision Co. stores (2 in Dallas) to pick up a free state park guide and make donations to Texas State Parks. Donations are accepted in any amount, but if you donate $20, $50, or $100, Whole Earth will give you a nice “thank you” bonus or two or three (while supplies last)!
Donate $20 or more and receive a $5 Texas State Parks Gift Card that can be used toward park passes, entrance fees or park store purchases.
Donate $50 or more and receive 2 bonus gifts – a Whole Earth branded Nalgene bottle, and a $5 state parks gift card!
Donate $100 or more and receive 3 bonus gifts – a Ft. Lonesome custom Texas patch, a Whole Earth Nalgene water bottle and a $5 state parks gift card
Brookhaven College: 10th Annual Earth Day Fest - Farmers Branch
Lots to learn, plus music, food and the Trashionista Trash Fashion Show. Shred truck, e-waste recycling and more!
Info: Carrie Schweitzer, 972-860-4848 or CSchweitzer@dcccd.edu.
North Texas Master Naturalists: White Rock Escarpment - Dallas
The April meeting program will consider the White Rock Escarpment, Dallas County’s most prominent land-form, from the perspective of geologic time. This deep history will begin on a chalky seafloor, beneath a warm shallow subtropical seaway. It will conclude among summer orchids on the crest of the escarpment.
Arlington Conservation Council: City by Nature - Arlington
“City by Nature” will reveal the urbanism of the thirteen-county Metroplex that is Dallas-Fort Worth, whose expanding density has given rise to an astonishing set of challenges and unprecedented conditions — most notably, the appearance of wildlife within the city. Bald eagles, turkeys, fox, coyotes, bobcats and other species now thrive within the urban jurisdiction of DFW, typically along the natural corridors of the cities watershed network. The existence of wildlife within the city, along with the unsustainable and diffuse city pattern that enables it to exist, is laying the groundwork for new ideas and patterns to restructure the architectural landscape into a walkable synergy with nature.
Presenter Kevin Sloan:Kevin Sloan is a city planner, landscape architect, writer and Professor of Practice in Architecture at UT Arlington’s CAPPA School of Architecture. His work at Kevin Sloan Studio has been nationally andinternationally recognized, published, and exhibited.Through built works, articles and awards, Sloan has become an international voice and advocate for ReWILDING, an approach to environmental design that is sweeping the world. Award-winning built works that demonstrate ReWILDING are The Airfield Falls Conservation Park in Fort Worth, the biofiltering street at Dallas Urban Reserve andthe spring-fed park and nature-driven urbanism at Vitruvian Park in North Dallas. He has been invited to speak internationally at conferences on ReWILDING in Dublin, Ireland and upcoming in Paris,France.