Jul 27 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

Biodiversity Education Center: Junior Master Naturalist Training - Coppell - REGISTRATION OPEN!

Jul 1 2019 - 9:00am to Aug 31 2019 - 5:00pm
Biodiversity Education Center
367 Freeport Parkway
Coppell , TX

Open to 4th-6th graders Sept. thru May.

Led by the Biodiversity Center's educational staff and North Texas Master Naturalist volunteers, this program combines engaging classroom training with inspiring field-based discovery to help young people develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of Texas' ecosystems. Through hands-on explorations and outdoor adventures, students will gain the knowledge and skills to become a lover of nature and responsible steward of the environment.

The Junior Master Naturalist program includes seven courses that introduce different aspects of the natural environment. Each course consists of one classroom lesson followed by a field trip practicum. Classes take place at the Biodiversity Education Center, where students explore foundational concepts through engaging activities. Each field trip is hosted at various conservation sites throughout North Texas. These practicums give students the opportunity to apply the concepts they learned in class, develop skills, and experience wildlife first-hand.

Once they've completed the program, graduates will have the opportunity to help train future Junior Master Naturalists by becoming volunteers themselves!

Register to join the 2019 - 2020 Jr. Master Naturalists at coppellactivities.com. The cost is $135 for Coppell residents, $145 for non-residents. Space is limited.

Please note that at least one guardian must provide transportation and accompany his or her children during each field trip activity.

Trinity Park Conservancy: Trinity River Volunteer Day - Dallas

Jul 27 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Ronald Kirk Bridge and Felix H. Lozada, Sr. Gateway
301 Canada Drive
Dallas , TX

Volunteers needed for a  fun, family-friendly volunteer trash cleanup and seedball making day in Harold Simmons Park. Meet us at the Felix H. Lozada, Sr. Gateway on the west side of the Ron Kirk Pedestrian Bridge.

The Great Seed Bomb will be leading the Seedball Workshop where you can get your hands dirty and make native grass and wildflower seedballs that will be dispersed in different areas along the Trinity River Corridor. Sowing seedballs helps to reinforce habitats vital to the migration of monarchs, the well-being of bees and adds beauty to our green spaces. The Trinity Park Conservancy is a Texan by Nature conservation partner. 

Dallas Public Library: Nature Expo - Dallas

Jul 27 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
1515 Young St
Dallas , TX

A free event for all ages featuring a variety of nature and environmentally themed exhibits.

See event page for participating organizations.

Info: Gregory E. Browder or Katharine Gulyamova, 214-670-1608, business@dallascityhall.com

Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge: Roving Naturalist Training - Fort Worth

Jul 27 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Ft Worth , TX

Do you enjoy being outdoors and speaking with audiences of all ages? Become a Roving Naturalist and share information with visitors in high use areas of the Refuge through one-on-one natural history interpretation. This training will focus on information that can be presented at the Hardwicke Interpretive Center. Pre-registration required.

Free.

Info: Laura Veloz, 817-392-7413.