May 14 2019

Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden: Jim Woodson - Dallas (Thru June 8)

May 4 2019 - 6:00pm to Jun 8 2019 - 5:00pm
Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
6616 Spring Valley Rd
Dallas , TX

The High Desert in Abiquiu has inspired Texas artist Jim Woodson since exploring the region via motorcycle in the late 1980s. His paintings are a unity of the intuitive process of painting, personal ideology, and the desert landscape. Woodson embraces the concepts of time, space, and knowledge in his work and uses these three elements to title his paintings.

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 4, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Artist Talk: Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m.

Dallas Sierra Club: Yellowstone & City Council Run-Off - Farmers Branch

May 14 2019 - 7:00pm
Brookhaven College
3939 Valley View Lane Building H, Geotechnology Institute building
Farmers Branch , TX

Yellowstone – More Precious than Gold!

Join Yellowstone author, tour guide, backcountry expert, and park defender Tom Carter, for a deep dive into the world’s first national park – from the Yellowstone Supervolcano and the 1988 fires to the current environmental threats and opportunities that face the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

The lively two-part PowerPoint presentation and interactive discussion using websites, maps and APPS, seeks to enable participants to: (1) plan your own Yellowstone adventure; and (2) defend this unique and wondrous place for generations to come.

City Council Runoff Election

David Griggs, Chair of the Dallas Sierra Club's Political Committee will give an update on the important Dallas City Council runoff election.

Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 7 p.m.


Info: Kirk Miller, 972-699-1687 or [email protected]

Texas Master Naturalist Blackland Prairie Chapter: iNaturalist - McKInney

May 14 2019 - 7:00pm
eard Natural Science Museum
1 Nature Place
McKinney , TX

Presenter: Sam Kieschnick, urban wildlife biologist with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

In his role as a TPWD urban biologist, Sam Kieschnick serves the east side of the Dallas Metroplex, an area that is becoming increasingly urban. His job is to provide growing communities with planning guidance and recommendations related to the management of natural resources with the big goal of creating a future where people and wildlife can successfully co-exist. One of the ways Kieschnick accomplishes this daunting task is by using iNaturalist, a database program that allows anyone to use their smartphone and the iNaturalist app to record and share their observations of nature. Sharing and discussing observations helps users build their knowledge of the flora and fauna they see. But best of all, the useable data submitted to iNaturalist is used by scientists and resource managers to understand when and where organisms occur.

Info: [email protected]

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