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All Day Two Day Festival
APRIL 21-22

FAIR PARK
FREE ADMISSION


Earth Day Dallas features two days of engaging exhibits, compelling speakers, music, entertainment, food and fun for everyone. Join us April 21-22, 2012 in Fair Park to see how you can make a difference.
Mission:  Learn. Grow.

Celebrate Earth Day at this fun festival with exhibits, speakers, films, music, food & more focused on making a positive impact on our environment.

The heart of the festival is the Eco Expo, and exhibitors will use their presence to promote their achievements as green leaders, and teach attendees how to take environmentally responsible action by better utilizing available resources, switching to eco-friendly products, or joining their organizations.

In addition to the Eco Expo, attendees will have a number of educational entertainment options, which will include:

Learn about plans for outreach and a cats of Texas training class. All welcome.

Featured speaker:  Dr. Claire Curry, University of Oklahoma. See website for more info as available.

The meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. Come early for mini-ID class at 6:50 p.m. 

Info: Scott Hollinger, scotthf4law@gmail.com

The third annual workshop inspired by Bringing Nature Home by Doug Tallamy.

Overwhelmed by all the information about butterflies and bees and native plants and don't know where to start? Learn how to start to redesign your yard so that is beautiful and attracts birds, butterflies, and other pollinators.

    •    Keynote by Monika Maeckle founder of the Texas Butterfly Ranch

    •    Daniel Cunningham – Edible plants for pollinators and people 

    •    Liz Moyer – Creating Theme Gardens with Native Plants

Help roll seed balls. Benefiting riparian restoration of Stella Rowan Prairie, a native prairie habitat owned by Tarrant County.

Time TBA

Social @ 6:30 p.m.

Chapter news @ 7 p.m.

Presentation @ 7:15 p.m.

• Screening of Sharkwater, a documentary describing the shark’s struggle against extinction, role in a healthy ecosystem and protection of planetary oxygenation. 

• Environmental thriller with stunning images. 

• Winner of 22 international awards. 

• Review of Go Renewable Waco campaign & next steps. 

• Free vegetarian/vegan pizza & salad buffets. 

• Free climate change merchandise. 

• All welcome.

HIKE: Noon to 3:30 pm 

Weather permitting, we will explore NPAT’s latest acquisition, Paul Mathews Prairie near Greenville, with prairie experts. Wear long pants, sturdy hiking shoes, bug repellent, and sunscreen. Because of the deep gilgais, a walking stick is recommended. There are bathroom facilities to change clothes at The Landmark on Lee Street. 

To reserve your spot on the field trip, contact Kirsti Harms at info@texasprairie.org or 512-392-2288.

CELEBRATION: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

BEARTREK is a conservation story wrapped in an adventure. Follow adventurer and renowned biologist Chris Morgan on an epic and entertaining journey to find the world's most elusive and endangered bears. Discover the threats facing them in the wild, meet the dedicated people racing to save them from extinction, and join the campaign to protect bears and their habitat.

Free.

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