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 29 2019
Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Lanterns in the Garden - Fort Worth (Thru May 12)
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
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
iNaturalist: City Nature Challenge - DFW!
Join Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Master Naturalists, the Audubon Society, and other nature lovers in a fun challenge to see which city can document the most species during April 26-29. It is easy to participate by joining an event or making observations on your own using the iNaturalist app.
With the iNaturalist app, you just take a picture of a plant or animal, and the community will help identify which species it is. Any observation in the greater metropolitan area of DFW will count during the four day challenge. You can participate by exploring the life in your backyard, in your local park, or on a field trip with your local naturalist group. You can also help with IDs for other people's observations to increase our species count, come to a bioblitz, or even hold your own event!
The City Nature Challenge is organized by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and California Academy of Sciences.
Dallas Arboretum: Artscape Fine Art Show & Sale - Dallas (Thru April 29)
Juried fine art show and sale in the garden featuring artists from around the country.
Embassy Suites Denton: LEED Gold Certification Celebration - Denton
Enjoy light refreshments to celebrate being awarded LEED Gold Certification.
RSVP: Todd.Muilenburg@ohospitalitymanagement.com by April 22.
City of Dallas: Comprehensive Environmental & Climate Action Plan - Community Meetings - Dallas (April 29 - May 9)
Public meetings regarding Dallas' new Comprehensive Environmental & Climate Action Plan:
MONDAY, APRIL 29
Beckley Saner Rec Center 114 W. Hobson Ave. Large Meeting Room
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
TUESDAY, APRIL 30
Bachman Rec Center 2750 Bachman Dr. Auditorium
6 - 8 p.m.
THURSDAY, MAY 2
Martin Weiss Rec Center 1111 Martindell Ave. Large Meeting Room 6 - 8 p.m.
MONDAY, MAY 6
Churchill Rec Center 6906 Churchill Way Large Meeting Room 6 - 8 p.m.
TUESDAY, MAY 7
Audelia Road Library 10045 Audelia Rd. Auditorium
6 - 8 p.m.
THURSDAY, MAY 9
Eastfield College Pleasant Grove 802 S. Buckner Blvd.
6 - 8 p.m.