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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 how to prepare your “nursery” (garden) for the next generation of beautiful butterflies. Learn the basics, including what butterflies will lay eggs on, what the caterpillars need to eat and how to support their parents. This program is designed primarily for adults, and it may not be suitable for children younger than 10 years. Interested youth may attend with an adult.

Free with general admission.

Information session for the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. If passed, it would benefit all of us, bringing more than $63 million per year to Texas for at-risk wildlife and habitat conservation, research, nature education and outdoor recreation.

Please join Texas Alliance for America’s Fish and Wildlife and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to learn more about the need for, and benefits of this bipartisan legislation, specific benefits to the DFW area, 2018 Texas successes, and the many ways you can get involved in the months ahead.

Benefiting TCU's Rhino Initiative. Rhinos are being brutally poached in South Africa at a rate of over three per day. In the last five years we have lost over 5,500 rhinos and the numbers keep climbing. All proceeds from this run will go toward rhino protection, rescue, surgery, and rehabilitation, specifically in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

Presenter: Brittani Carter-Durant with Trinity Park Conservancy

Info: Cindy Kearney, NPSOT.Dallas@gmail.com

Presenter: Michael Parkey

Info: Cindy Kearney, NPSOT.Dallas@gmail.com

Presenter: Heather Rinaldi, Texas Worm Ranch

Info: Cindy Kearney, NPSOT.Dallas@gmail.com

Presenter: Carolyn Rozier 

Grandmothers who were avid gardeners introduced Carolyn to gardening where she developed a lifelong passion to grow things. After becoming a Dallas County Master Gardener in 2002, Carolyn became fascinated with insects and received training from Texas A&M AgriLife to become an entomology specialist.

Subject:  Conservation Pioneer Gaylord Nelson, Founder of Earth Day

Featured speaker:  James Wilson, Kleb Woods Nature Preserve Historian

Heather Bass, botanist and native landscaping consultant at BRIT, will provide an overview of lessons learned about successful native plant establishment and maintenance during three research projects looking at a native prairie restoration, a native prairie creation, and establishing sustainable urban pollinator gardens. 

Info: Annabelle Corboy apcorboy@sbcglobal.net or 817-683-1739

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