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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:

From the Lone Star Sierra Club:

The U.S. Forest Service has begun a public process that could protect our forests, grasslands, water, air, endangered species, game and non-game wildlife, recreational activities, scenic areas, solitude, quiet, and wilderness in East Texas. “Speaking up” now we can “cool down” our “over heated” climate!

This is a “bragging rights” competition, so bring your team, or bring yourself and you’ll be assigned to a team. Everyone needs to meet at 6:45 a.m. in the parking lot in front of Al's Hamburgers. Please call or text FWAS Scavenger Hunt leader Paula Channell ahead of time at 817-405-8132 to let her know who all is coming, and to ask questions if needed. There are no participation limits, and non-members as well as FWAS members are welcome. Team groups will depart from the parking lot at 6 a.m.

The ladybug has been deemed “a fairy godmother for plants.” In their lifetime of about one year, a single ladybug can eat as many as 5,000 aphids — that’s almost 14 garden pests a day! Sadly, popular agricultural practices have contributed to the rapid decline in ladybug populations. This class is an opportunity to learn what steps to take to protect this vital component of our ecosystem. By taking our pledge, and showing ladybugs and other beneficial insects some love, you can make an impact.

Registration required.

Come early to select from more than 100 species of organically grown native plants, including ground covers, perennials, shrubs, vines and trees – most below nursery prices. Including host plants for butterflies and nectar plants for pollinators. Many hard-to-find species.

For a full gallery of the native plants available at the sale, visit this photographic display, grouped by landscape/habitat use.

 

 

A Botanical Waltz Across Texas by the ever-entertaining Barney L. Lipscomb of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas will give a broad overview of the 10 vegetational areas of Texas and highlight some of the unique and fascinating ecological systems, plus give a closer look at some of the more rare plants in the Lone Star State.

FWAS hosts internationally known author, researcher and conservationist Katie Fallon. Her latest book, Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird will be discussed along with

wide-ranging anecdotes about her travels and discovery of the natural world. She will also be

signing her book for those that bring it and we hope to have copies for sale to those who’d like to

purchase it. A continental breakfast will be served along with hot coffee.

Time TBA

Info: Michael Francis, mfrancis@fwas.org

The symposium promotes the conservation of bluebirds and teaches the public how to attract and provide quality habitat for bluebirds across Texas.

Topics include Bluebird Basics, House Sparrow Control, Birding in Texas and Planting for Bluebirds Success. Information on Cornell Lab of Ornithology NestWatch and a Nestbox Building Workshop will also be offered.

NPAT hosts a field trip and dinner at the Dixon Water Foundation’s Leo Ranch Betty and Clint Josey Pavilion

The afternoon field trip starts at 1 p.m., led by botanical experts Bill Carr and Lisa Bellows. 
A catered dinner at the Clint Josey Pavilion will follow from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. We will share updates on the year at NPAT and offer a chance to mingle with other prairie enthusiasts. $45.

More details to come.

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