Mar 6 2020

Global Climate Strike Fort Worth: Every Friday Strike - Fort Worth (PAUSED)

Jan 17 2020 - 3:00pm to Mar 27 2020 - 4:00pm
University Dr. south of I-30 by the Starbucks Fort Worth , TX

UPDATE: PROTESTS ON HOLD DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS.

Protest with us on University Dr., south of I-30 by the Starbucks, by U.S. Rep Kay Granger's office every Friday to let the government know we want action on climate change. Bring your sign! Organized by Global Climate Strike - FW and 350.org FW.

Info: Paula Luna, [email protected]

Global Climate Strike Fort Worth: Every Saturday Strike - Fort Worth (PAUSED)

Feb 1 2020 - 11:00am to Mar 28 2020 - 12:00pm
Starbucks
1640 S University Dr
Ft Worth , TX

UPDATE: PROTESTS ON HOLD DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS.

Join us for a climate protest to bring awareness to the citizens of Fort Worth and Tarrant County about climate change and to demand action by our government. Repeats every Saturday.

Keep Texas Beautiful & TxDoT: Don't Mess with Texas Art Contest - Deadline April 24

Feb 24 2020 - 8:00am to Apr 24 2020 - 5:00pm

Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite Texas students in kindergarten through 12th grade to submit their best litter prevention-inspired artwork to be considered for the Don’t mess with Texas Calendar. Students with the top 14 designs will have their work featured in the calendar. 

Each winner will also receive:

    •    Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1" tablet

    •    Gift basket with Buc-ee's merchandise

    •    Their artwork framed and returned

    •    Opportunity to have their artwork shared on Don’t mess with Texas and Keep Texas Beautiful websites and social media

    •    Teachers representing students who produce the top 14 designs will win a $100 H-E-B/Central Market gift card.

The contest is open to students in grades K-12. Submissions are due April 24.

Keep Texas Beautiful: Don't Mess with Texas Scholarship - Application Deadline is March 31

Feb 24 2020 - 8:00am to Mar 31 2020 - 5:00pm

This scholarship recognizes the achievements of high school seniors who have taken a leadership role to prevent litter in their schools and/or communities. Any Texas high school senior currently attending public, private or home school, and planning to pursue a two- or four-year degree at an accredited college or university next year, is eligible to apply.

Dallas Arboretum: Dallas Blooms - Dallas (CLOSED)

Feb 28 2020 - 9:00am to Apr 12 2020 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Road
Dallas , TX

UPDATE: The Dallas Arboretum is closed due to local and federal coronavirus precautions until further notice.

Dallas Blooms, one of the Southwest’s largest floral festival with more than 500,000 spring blooming bulbs from 100 bulb varieties, kicked off Feb. 28.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Butterflies in the Garden - Fort Worth (CLOSED)

Feb 28 2020 - 10:00am to Apr 12 2020 - 4:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

UPDATE: CLOSED IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL AND FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS as of 6 p.m. on March 19. 

Visit the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s recently restored conservatory and watch butterflies emerge during “Butterflies in the Garden,” the largest exhibit of live, exotic butterflies in north central Texas. The six-week exhibit will be open daily, including Sundays. Find out more at FWBG.org

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Texas Parks & Wildlife Department: Outdoor Leadership Training - Cleburne

Mar 6 2020 - 7:00am to Mar 8 2020 - 5:00pm
Cleburne State Park
5800 Park Rd 21
Cleburne , TX

Want to take your audience camping with our gear? Texas Parks & Wildlife Department's Texas Outdoor Family Program wants to help you provide camping workshops for your participants in Texas State Parks. Below you will find information about our community partnership program and Free Outdoor Leadership Training scheduled for March 6 – 8, 2020 at Cleburne State Park.

The Texas Outdoor Family Community Partnership Program provides group camping gear and will teach you how to lead successful camping programs for your audience in state parks. Organizations who represent a low-income demographic (50 percent of participants are eligible for free or reduced lunches), veterans affairs, or are the recipients of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department CO-OP grants are eligible to take part in the community partnership initiative. We partner with many schools, parks, veteran's groups, and non-profits in the DFW area. We would be thrilled to add a partnership with you. Feel free to share this with others in your organization who may be interested. Check out our Community Partner website for more details.

Outdoor Leadership Training is designed to prepare you to host a successful overnight camping adventure with your audience. While we require all partner groups to send at least one leader, please know that you do not have to be in a community partnership to attend. We welcome both partner organizations and excited volunteers to apply for this free training. Given class size limitations, not all applicants will be accepted. To apply please visit our Outdoor Leadership Training event page, read through the course details and FAQ’s, then select the application link at the bottom of that page. If your organization restricts clicking on email links, feel free to Google “Texas Outdoor Family calendar” and you will find our training information. Applications are due Feb. 13.

Info: Lisa Henderson, (512) 354-9124, [email protected]

TEDxSMU: Excursions - DFW

Mar 6 2020 - 7:00am

TEDxSMU presents Excursions on March 6, which include several events that would appeal to nature lovers, urban gardeners and bike enthusiasts:

• Kayak Tour of the Trinity with Trinity River Expeditions

• Planting and Harvesting Activity at We Over Me Farm at Paul Quinn College

• Exploring Urban Wilderness with the Trust for Public Land (Southwest Nature Preserve)

• Tour of Bonton Farms

• Bike Harwood with Better Block Foundation (Help paint new facility)

See website for details and pricing.

Deadline to register Feb. 26. (After Feb. 26, email organizers to check on available spaces at [email protected].)