Jul 25 2019

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

Oliver Nature Park: Nature Camps - Mansfield (Thru July 26)

Jun 24 2019 - 8:00am to Jul 26 2019 - 5:00pm
Oliver Nature Park
1650 Matlock Rd
Matlock , TX

Fun nature camps for ages 5-14 years. See website for details. $80-$150.

Trinity Park Conservancy: Trinity River Photo Exhibit - Dallas (Thru July 26)

Jul 1 2019 - 10:00am to Jul 26 2019 - 5:00pm
Janette Kennedy Gallery
1409 S Lamar St
Dallas , TX

This exhibit celebrates the winning photographs from the 2018 contest, which are on display at the Janette Kennedy Gallery. On Thursday, July 11, 6 p.m. to. 9 p.m., there will be an exhibit reception and celebration with the winning photographers; and on Thursday, July 18, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. there is a Photography Walk along the nearby Santa Fe Trestle Trial. The Trinity Park Conservancy is a Texan by Nature conservation partner. 

Women in the Environment: How to Linked In Network - Dallas

Jul 25 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am
Mountainview College
4849 W Illinois Ave
Dallas , TX

Interactive lab with instructor guidance and Q&A time. Bring laptop, tablet or smart phone. Arrive about 10 minutes early to connect to Wifi.

Reserve your spot. 

$30

 

EarthX: Texas 2019 Environmental Legislative Review - Dallas

Jul 25 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Entercom/KRLD Studios
4131 North Central Expressway Suite 1000
Dallas , TX

EarthX and its EarthXLeague partners host an evening with environmental leaders that have been working on and following this year’s session at the Texas Legislature. 

Produced by EarthX in partnership with Public Citizen, Texas Electric Transportation Resources Alliance, Environmental Defense Fund, SEED Coalition, Texas Landowners for Eminent Domain Reform, Texas PIRG and Texas Campaign for the Environment

PANEL:

Karen Hadden, Executive Director, SEED Coalition

Bay Scoggin, TexPIRG Director, The Texas Public Interest Research Group

Rita Beving, Texas Landowners for Eminent Domain Reform

Tom “Smitty” Smith, Executive Director, Texas Electric Transportation Resources Alliance

 

AGENDA:

6:00pm-6:30pm        Greeting, Seating and Refreshments

6:30pm-7:15pm        Structured Panel Conversation

7:15pm-8:15pm                 Open Q&A

8:15pm-8:30pm        Closing Remarks

 

With some time to digest this year’s session, we dive into what was and was not accomplished, with a close eye on overall results and what we can do NOW on environmental issues moving forward. Our conversation will cover:

 

•    Fracking/waste water

•    Harvey Recovery/Clean Air

•    Energy Safety and Eminent Domain

•    Nuclear Waste Disposal

•    Government Transparency and Elections

•    Energy Efficiency

•    Transportation and Electric Vehicles

•    Clean Energy and Fossil Fuels

 

Panel field questions on other environmental topics related to the Texas political landscape and will encourage audience interaction. The live event will be streamed live on Facebook and recorded for future broadcast.

Native Plant Society of Texas, Trinity Forks Chapter: The Benefit of Bees - Denton

Jul 25 2019 - 7:00pm
TWU
Ann Stuart Science Complex Room 259
Denton , TX

Jan Hodson is the presenter.

This time Jan will reveal to us the mysteries of the hive. We will look at the lives of one of our greatest pollinators. It is busy in a bee hive and everyone has a job to do. You will get to see some of the tools and equipment a beekeeper uses to take care of some of the smallest livestock in the world.

Jan has been a Master Naturalist since 2002 delivering over 6000 service hours to date, was an active Master Gardener for 10 years, and a Park Interpreter at Ray Roberts State Park for 2 years. She took up beekeeping in 2015 and helped found both the Denton County Beekeepers Association and the Elm Fork Beekeepers Association in Gainesville, which focus on education and mentoring. 

Info: Cathy Lustgarten, drgoodrad@gmail.com

Stage West Theater: Lungs - Fort Worth (Thru Aug. 18)

Jul 25 2019 - 7:30pm to Aug 18 2019 - 6:00pm
Stage West
821/823 W Vickery Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

In the play by Duncan Macmillan, a thirty-something, educated and thoughtful couple are debating their future. In this time of overpopulation, erratic weather, and political unrest, what exactly are the right reasons to have a baby? Their debate becomes the catalyst for a love story that is both wildly universal and intimately personal.

Lungs will preview Thursday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m.and Friday, July 26 at 8 p.m. and runs through Aug. 18. Performances will be Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.

Ticket prices range from $31 to $35, with discounts for the preview performances, and for students, seniors, and military. Food service is available 90 minutes prior to performances (reservations are advised). Use the code GREEN for $5 each ticket!

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