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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 citizens' group Liveable Arlington advocates for and organizes toward a healthy, environmentally conscious, sustainable city. The group won the 2017 GreenSourceDFW Sustainable Leadership Award for Small Nonprofit. Liveable Arlington's founder, Ranjana Bhandari, will talk about past successes and future projects.

Dr. Larry Legg will explain variations between native bees and honey bees. Should bee an un-bee-table presentation. It is a free bee.

Wildflowers of Texas

Michael Eason will talk about Texas wildflowers and will explain the diversity of our flora and reasons behind this diversity. His presentation will include numerous photographs of Texas flora and their habitats. There will be images of plants that have rarely, if ever, been photographed, and the associated tales tracking down some of these plants. Michael will talk about new species in Texas and the rediscovery of a South Texas water lily (Nymphaea ampla), and will include examples of pollination biology, seed dispersal, and errors in collections.

Dottie Woodson will explain the Texas Smartscape Program and how to use it to design your home landscape. Texas SmartScape is helping to promote education on pollution prevention through efficient and effective water use and focuses on using native and adapted plants that grow well in our area – North Central Texas. Dottie is a former Tarrant Co. Agri-Life horticulturalist and currently is an Extension Program Specialist for Water Resource as well as contributor to local newspapers and TV programs. Potluck at 6:30 p.m.

See what the scenery and wildlife of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are like, and what we will lose if it is opened to oil drilling. Free. Everybody is welcome. 

Snacks and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Meeting at 7 p.m.

Info: Kirk Miller, 972-699-1687, KirkMiller@DallasSierraClub.org

DIRECTIONS: http://www.dallassierraclub.org/page.htm?generalmeeting

Meet and mingle with people who care about the environment and learn about the Greater FW Sierra Club.

Georgeann Moss, executive director of sustainability outreach initiatives for the Dallas County Community College District, will speak about education’s role in sustainability, what DCCCD is currently working on and their plans for the future. 

$35/nonmembers. $25/members. Includes lunch.

Join WE

Prairie Seekers is a citizen scientist program training volunteers to assess and map prairies for possible conservation funding opportunities. Data collected is submitted to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Texas Natural Diversity database – which tracks non-game species across the state. 

You'll learn:

    •    Introduction to program

    •    Basic prairie ecology and regional history

    •    Common and endemic prairie species

    •    How to recognize and assess prairies

    •    Field survey techniques

    •    iNaturalist

What is a Regional Center of Expertise? In 2003, the United Nations University’s Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) launched its ESD project. This program designs and implements research and development activities through a multi-stakeholder global network of Regional Centers of Expertise (RCEs). RCEs prepare local leaders of tomorrow with the tools and information they need to make smart and sustainable choices for the future.

RSVP by Feb.22: Robyn Cain at robyn@c2gstrategies.com 

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