Jun 22 2019

EPA: Lead Service Line Identification and Replacement - Webinar

Mar 7 2019 - 1:00pm to Dec 5 2019 - 2:30pm

EPA Office of Water is hosting a series of quarterly webinars highlighting challenges and successes in lead service line identification and replacement. The webinar series showcases how states and public water systems have successfully identified lead service lines and shared that information with the public to raise awareness about the presence of lead service lines in their communities. 

March 7, June 6, Sept. 5, Dec. 5. Archives available.

Texas Master Naturalist, Elm Fork Chapter: Training Program (Deadline July 26) - Denton

Apr 10 2019 - 7:00am to Jul 26 2019 - 5:00pm

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

Groundwork Dallas: Parks Cleanup Volunteer Opportunity - Dallas (Every Saturday)

May 25 2019 - 9:00am to Dec 31 2019 - 12:00pm

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES EVERY SATURDAY

FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH, 9 a.m. to noon

Join Groundwork Dallas at Hines Park, a hidden gem along Harry Hines Blvd. Help protect the park’s water feature, a haven for migratory birds as well as egrets and heron, by removing litter and debris.

Where:  Harry Hines Park, near the intersection of Harry Hines Blvd and Webb Chapel Extension. Parking is in the Xenco Laboratories Lot at 9701 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas TX 75220

Please wear closed-toe shoes, pants, high socks and long sleeves.

Event locations do change, so please check here for up-to-date details. Be sure to find the event for the correct date. 

Info: Aaryaman Singhal, 740-591-6217 or operations@groundworkdallas.org.


SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH SATURDAYS OF THE MONTH, 9 a.m. to noon

Join Groundwork Dallas at Frasier Dam Recreation Area, a unique 116-acre urban wilderness. Help us restore and improve this area through litter clean-up and removal, trail building, and maintenance.

Where: 9300 Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75247. Take the I-35 South ramp off of Harry Hines Blvd; entrance is to the right just under the bridge.

**Look for the Yellow Feather Flags That Say ‘Parking’ to Find Us**

Please wear closed-toe shoes, pants, high socks, and long sleeves.

DETAILS: Event locations do change, so please check here for up-to-date details. Be sure to find the event for the correct date. 

Info: Aaryaman Singhal, 740-591-6217 or operations@groundworkdallas.org.

 

Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge: Summer Camp - Fort Worth (June 10- July 29)

Jun 10 2019 - 8:00am to Jul 29 2019 - 5:00pm
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
9601 Fossil Ridge Rd
Fort Worth , TX

Looking for fun activities and ways to immerse your children in nature? Sign up for one or more of FWNC&R's Summer Natural History Adventures. The summer camps are available for students entering Kindergarten through 6th grade.

Kindergarten adventures are held on Mondays from 9 a.m. – noon.
First – 6th grade adventures are held Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on designated weeks.

Details and registration: Go to website the link below or call the Hardwicke Interpretive Center at (817) 392-7410.

John Bunker Sands Wetland Center: Wednesday Family Fun Days - Seagoville (Thru Aug. 21)

Jun 12 2019 - 10:00am to Aug 21 2019 - 12:00pm
John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
655 Martin Ln
Seagoville , TX

Families are invited to come out to the wetland center and attend a variety of fun summer workshops.

Wednesday, June 12 - Kids Survival Basics 2.0 - Back by popular demand and with new skills!

Wednesday, June 26 - Under the Water's Surface: On the Hunt for Macros - Collect and learn about the critters in the wetland!

Wednesday, July 10 - Complex Leaves for a Compound World - Discover the many shapes of a leaf.

Wednesday, July 24 - Cattails: More Than Just A Hydrophyte - Discover just how many uses the cattail has!

Wednesday, Aug. 7 - You "Bee" Dancing: Get Your Pollinator Grove On - Learn about the importance of bees. 

Wednesday, Aug. 21 - Where is the Wetland in the Water Cycle? - Is the wetland where you think it is?

$6/child. Free/parents. Pre-registration required

Info: 972-474-9100 or ldunn@wetlandcenter.com

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center: Habitat Workday - Cedar Hill

Jun 22 2019 - 8:00am
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
1206 W FM 1382,
Cedar Hill , TX

One Saturday each month, volunteers assist with outdoor projects based on current needs. Projects may include trail building, habitat management, invasive plant removal, working in gardens and much more. Corporate and other groups welcome, but please call ahead: (469) 526-1991.

(No workday in August)

Lone Star Broads: Trinity River Audubon Center - Dallas

Jun 22 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Trinity River Audubon Center Dallas , TX

The Lone Star Broads are meeting at TRAC for a stewardship project followed by an educational hike around the center. All are welcome. RSVP: lonestarbroads@gmail.com. The group is the North Texas Chapter of Great Old Broads for Wilderness.

Native Plant Society of Texas: Native Landscaping Certification - Fort Worth

Jun 22 2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Ft Worth , TX

The Native Landscape Certification Program (NLCP) is a four level certification program developed by the Native Plant Society of Texas that teaches the value of including and preserving native plants in landscapes. 

Level 1: Introduction to Native Landscapes 

Level 2: Landscape Design with Native Plants 

Level 3: Installation and Maintenance of Native Landscapes 

Level 4: Stewardship of Native Plant Communities (to be developed) 

Participants must complete Level 1 before attending any other level. Subsequent levels may be taken in any order. 

NLCP is a state-wide program, but classes focus on the characteristics and plants of the region in which they are taught. Please register for classes located in the region in which you wish to landscape.

$65 ($50 for NPSOT members.)

More info on website link below.

Downwinders at Risk: Citizen Air Monitoring Training - Dallas

Jun 22 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
GoodWork
1808 S Good Latimer Expry
Dallas , TX

Become a citizen scientist in just two hours. Learn how to operate a high-tech portable air monitor so you can check out the equipment yourself and record pollution levels in your neighborhood. We use the state's largest collection of Areoqual Particulate Matter pollution monitors. They're extremely accurate and also extremely easy to use. No prior experience necessary or technical background required.

Already had our Level One training? Come take a field trip to record levels at possible hot spots, add data points to our PM map and earn the right to check out a monitor

Free.

Plant-Based DFW: Plant-Based Potluck - Dallas

Jun 22 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Audelia Road Branch Library
10045 Audelia Rd.
Dallas , TX

Bring your favorite whole plant-based (no animal products) dish. The Forks Over Knives app and website are full of healthy recipes: 

We will have a casual setup at the library's auditorium. It'll be a great time to socialize and share recipes.

We will begin our movie screening at 1:30 p.m. So stick around to watch A Teachable Moment followed by a discussion panel.

North Haven Gardens: Plant Parenting Swap and Sip - Dallas

Jun 22 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
North Haven Gardens
7700 Northaven Road
Dallas , TX

Swap plants, rooted cuttings, and seeds with fellow plant parents while you enjoy refreshments. Commune with fellow plant lovers, chat abot plant-keeping challenges or what’s exciting you in your plant collection. Make plant friends in real life! And, get a cool new-to-you plant or two out of the deal.

NHG welcomes back horticulturist and author Leslie Finical Halleck for all this and more in our book signing and plant swapping event.

First, Leslie will give a short overview of her new book Plant Parenting: Easy Ways to Make More Houseplants, Vegetables, and Flowers, demonstrate a plant propagation technique or two, and spend some time answering questions about plant propagation and plant care. The plant swap will follow the demo and Q&A. The Cafe at NHG supplies free appetizers, and will also offer drinks at happy hour prices for our event.

Free. Register on Eventbrite.

Meyerson Symphony Center: 'National Geographic: Symphony for Our World' - Dallas

Jun 22 2019 - 7:30pm to Jun 23 2019 - 4:00pm
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora St
Dallas , TX

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Perot Museum have partnered to present National Geographic: Symphony for Our World.

Combining stunning National Geographic natural-history footage with an original symphony and theme created by Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated Bleeding Fingers Music, featuring composers Austin Fray and Andrew Christie, Symphony for Our World is a breathtaking musical journey through some of the world’s most incredible wildlife spectacles. Tickets start at $29 and are available at mydso.com.

Saturday, June 22, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 23, 2:30 p.m.

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