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 18 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, email@example.com
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
City of Mansfield: Mulch Madness - Mansfield
Mulch Madness is a free mulch giveaway program for Mansfield residents. Residents must bring their own containers and and load their own mulch.
Proof of residency required
Texas Master Naturalist, Elm Fork Chapter: Training Program (Deadline July 26) - Denton
Applications are being accepted for this year’s Texas Master Naturalist-Elm Fork Chapter training program. The 12-week training program starts on Aug. 27 and goes through Nov. 12. Each session is six hours of study on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The course includes four field trips; Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, Ray Roberts Lake State Park, Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area and the City of Denton’s Water Reclamation facility.
Each classroom session focuses on a unit from the extensive Texas Master Naturalist textbook, edited by representatives from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife, which each member-in-training will receive.
Sessions include topics such as Ecological Regions of Texas, Geology and Soils of Texas, Archeology, Native Plants, Ornithology, Herpetology, Aquatic Systems, Texas Water Resources Download the training application.
$150 and includes all training materials, classroom instruction, field trips and first year membership with the Texas Master Naturalist-Elm Fork Chapter.
Payment must be made at the time the application is submitted. Once submitted, each application is reviewed. Applicants will be notified upon acceptance. Enrollment is limited to 30.
Info: Master.Naturalist@dentoncounty.com or 940-349-2883
Trinity Park Conservancy: Climate Change Walk - Dallas
This is an easy 2-mile narrated tour about changes that have already taken place in Dallas and local changes that we can expect. We will begin promptly at 6 p.m. and return to our starting point at 8 p.m. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Most of the tour is on pavement. The group is limited to twelve. Register in advance to secure your spot on the hike.
Clean Eco Meetup - Dallas
Monthly gathering of DFW environmental groups and activists to share information on local issues.
This meeting's agenda:
A) SB 1993 which would fine orgs up to $1 million/create 2nd degree penalties etc. and other anti-protest bills will be discuss
B) 11 eminent domain bills are up on Thur. April 25 that need your support
B) Other Legislative Bills that are Moving on Air/Land/Water
C) Pipeline update
D) Dallas City Council race/Upcoming Sierra fundraiser on Monday
E) Climate Plan Update - First gathering of stakeholders has happened/CECAP Kickoff at Earth X next Saturday
F) Volunteers wanted for eco groups for EarthX
F) Aid for Alto, Texas
G) Eminent Domain Panel on Saturday at 10:30 am in Automobile Building at Earth X
EarthxFilm Festival: Dallas
EarthxFilm kicks off EarthX's 11-day celebration with an ambitious film festival, featuring 17 feature films and 30 shorts along with interactive media.
READ THE GREENSOURCE DFW STORY on EarthxFilm.
Notably, The River and the Wall, a documentary by filmmaker Ben Masters. which follows his 1,200 mile trip along the Rio Grande on the Texas border, will be screening on April 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Perot Museum and April 27 at 2 p.m. at the Hall of State.
READ THE GREENSOURCEDFW ARTICLE on The River and the Wall.
Backwoods: Sunset & Night Paddle - Fort Worth
Join a sunset and night paddle in beautiful downtown Fort Worth. Please arrive no later than 7:30 p.m. to fill out a waiver form, choose watercraft and go over safety procedures and instructions. We will hit the water no later than 8 p.m.
Signup limited to 8 people
*Working headlamp is required to paddle at night.* (Bring your own or we will have them available for purchase prior to paddling)
MUST BE 13 YEARS OLD TO ATTEND
Prior paddling experience MANDATORY