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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:

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.

Leo Ranch at the Josey Pavilion. Details soon.

Volunteers needed for a family-friendly volunteer trash cleanup and seedball making day in Harold Simmons Park!. Meet at the Trinity Overlook Park at Commerce Street and Beckley Avenue.

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.

Register on Eventbrite. 

Program on hummingbirds presented by Audubon Society member Victoria Moore.

Info:  libbyafflerbach@gmail.com

Sponsored by City of Dallas Water Utilities

North Texas Municipal Water District

Tarrant Regional Water District

Upper Trinity Regional Water District

Michael Eason, freelance botanist, author and photographer, will speak on plants in the Chihuahuan Desert region of West Texas, from Val Verde County to El Paso, will focus on species with interesting seed dispersal mechanisms and pollination biology. He’ll also address the topography, geology and climatic influences that make this region so diverse and online and print resources for plant identification.

Help volunteers from the Native Prairies Association of Texas' Fort Worth chapter salvage native wildflowers and grasses on a lot, behind the Hulen Home Depot, being developed for a new Tanglewood elementary school. Take some back your own gardens!

Times for the rescue are:

Friday, May 17th: 5:30-dusk

Sat, May 18th (weather permitting) 2pm-5pm.
Sunday, May 19th 2 pm-5pm.

 

Check out the chapter's projects. Learn how to become a master naturalist. 20th anniversary celebration. Free.

9:30 a.m. Social

10:30 a.m. Program

Info: Fran Witte, recycling_emma@yahoo.com

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