Apr 25 2019

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Lanterns in the Garden - Fort Worth (Thru May 12)

Mar 9 2019 - 6:00pm to May 12 2019 - 10:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

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.

EarthX: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! - Dallas

Mar 13 2019 - 8:00am to Apr 28 2019 - 6:00pm
Earth X
Fair Park
Dallas , TX

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, melinda.garde@earthx.org

 

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Whole Earth Provision Co.: State Park Month - Dallas

Apr 1 2019 - 9:00am to Apr 30 2019 - 5:00pm
See website for Dallas locations Dallas , TX

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 

EarthxFilm Festival: Dallas

Apr 18 2019 - 6:30pm to Apr 28 2019 - 10:00pm

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.

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Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Flower Mound Prairie Tour - Flower Mound

Apr 25 2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
The Flower Mound
2450 Flower Mound Rd
Flower Mound , TX

Tour The Flower Mound, namesake of the town, and hear about what makes it special. You’ll learn about the challenges of maintaining an urban prairie surrounded by houses, retail areas and a major arterial road. We’ll look for native grasses and wildflowers, which should be at their springtime peak. And we’ll trek to the top of the 60-foot Mound, where we can gaze over what used to be North Texas prairie land. 

For those who want to help, after the tour we will have a short work day helping to remove some of the invasive plants from the prairie.

RSVP: Diane Wetherbee, dwether1@gmail.com. She will notify you in case of inclement weather.

Native Plant Society of Texas, The Trinity Forks Chapter: Forest Systems and Forest Ecology of North Central Texas - Denton

Apr 25 2019 - 6:30pm
TWU
Ann Stuart Science Complex Room 251
TX

Suzanne Tuttle presents ”Forest Systems and Forest Ecology of North Central Texas."

North Central Texas is host to a complex mosaic of vegetation communities. Although grassland ecosystems dominate the landscape our area is also home to several different communities of native woody tree and shrub cover. This program will provide attendees with information about these local forests and where they can be found.

Suzanne Tuttle is a plant ecologist who retired in 2016 as Manager of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge after a 23-year career at the park. She holds a bachelor's degree in biology from UT Arlington and an associate of applied science degree in Horticulture from Tarrant County Junior College (now TCC). She has taught training classes for various chapters of the Texas Master Naturalist program since 1999 and is currently serving on the steering committee for the NPSOT’s Native Landscape Certification Program and on the boards of directors for the Fort Worth Chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas and the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute located in Fort Davis, TX.

 

EarthXFilm: Film Screening - 'The River and the Wall' - Dallas

Apr 25 2019 - 6:30pm
Perot Museum of Science & Nature Dallas , TX

In his last feature-length film, Unbranded, Ben Masters set out to cross America on wild mustangs in an unforgettable journey across public lands. In his latest film, he sets out with an equally audacious and challenging plan: to navigate 1,200 miles of the border between the USA and Mexico on horses, mountain bikes and canoes. While everything the native Texan does involves some sort of adventure, his real purpose in The River and the Wall is to explore the wildlife across this complex and diverse terrain, and understand how it would be affected by the wall proposed by President Donald Trump. The film provides a different layer to the debate raging from Washington, D.C. to El Paso and beyond as Masters paddles, pedals and rides his way through this thorny issue.

READ THE GREENSOURCE DFW ARTICLE

Arlington Organic Garden Club: New Plant Nursery - Arlington

Apr 25 2019 - 7:30pm
Bob Duncan Community Center
2800 S. Center St.
Arlington , TX

Learn about Idlewild, located on the former site of Redenta's.