What’s happening in and around Dallas / Fort Worth? If it’s green or it involves the outdoors, it’s listed here!
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July 12, 2014
Exhibit assembled by award-winning National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths. The exhibit features more than 50 photographs that cover the Society’s core mission areas: exploration, wildlife, cultures, science and nature. Free.
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday evenings, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
August 01, 2014
Once described as being so numerous that they obscured the sun when in flight, the passenger pigeon is now extinct. This year, Project Passenger Pigeon marks the centenary of this extraordinary extinction. From Aug. 1 through Oct. 31, Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is participating in this nationwide program to bring the subject of conservation to the forefront through informative and interactive exhibit installations and presentations. The Heard is one of the few educational facilities in the state of Texas with a specimen in its collection, and the only one of such locations to display it during this national event. $6-$9.
August 29, 2014
Ephemera: Winged Creatures of Texas, a new show by Fort Worth-based artist and environmentalist Billy Hassell, will grace the walls of the Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall. The expressive paintings, watercolors and other works on paper featured in this exhibit employ a colorful graphic style and explore the interrelationships of native plants and the birds and insects they support.
Opening reception: Saturday, Sept. 6, 6pm to 8pm.
Free. More on Billy Hassell.
October 30, 2014
We will have a trail marked for you to take your trick-or-treaters for candy, crafts, games and more. Dress up in your Halloween costumes and enjoy this family friendly event. Reservations required. Wheelchair accessible. Free.
Cooking classes hosted by vegetarian chef Laura Slayton at North Texas' only all-vegetarian B&B.
There are so many different types of these fabulous vegetables and they are so good for us! Let’s cook all new ones, like mustard greens, brussels sprouts and more.
$35. Includes the cost of food, nutrition talk and handouts.
Info: Laura at LauraHSlayton@gmail.com or 817-870-1931.
October Conference Call: The Eighth Billion, a film by Monty Hempel
Free Call In: (855) 212-0212, PIN: 172-909-013
This month, Monty Hempel will join us to talk about his most recent film, The Eighth Billion. The film examines the intersection of human population growth and the decline of wild places and creatures. It concentrates on the magnificent landscapes and seascapes that are being irreversibly altered by overpopulation and increasing per capita consumption rates.
Click here to watch free: http://vimeo.com/102369639
Meetings are held on the last Thursday of every month (except November and December) at 7:30 p.m. (7:00 p.m. social)
Speaker Josephine Keeney.
This month features the annual pot luck dinner. Bring a side dish or dessert.
November 01, 2014
Camp Fire needs your help to plant 25,000 daffodil bulbs by the Trinity River in Fort Worth. If you can dig in the dirt, you can be a part of Camp Fire First Texas’ legacy project in celebration of the Centennial year.
Saturday, Nov. 1, 10am-4pm
Sunday, Nov. 2, 11am-3pm
Choose your arrival time at CampFireFW.org or call 817-831-2111 for more details.
Bring binoculars and field guides if have them. Learn what to look for with help from the Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society. Can expect about 30+ species. All ages welcome. Free.
8-8:30am: Classroom instruction
8:30-10am: Birdwatching at Southwest Nature Preserve
Reservations required for class. Don't need instruction? Meet at Southwest Nature Preserve, 5201 Bowman Springs Road, Arlington.
Info: Rachel Roberts, 817-985-2135 or RRoberts@CityofKennedale.com
Texas Recycles Day event hosted by Keep Carrollton Beautiful .
The following items will be collected. Check back for more too:
Yarn – collecting for the Senior Center who knits hats and mittens for nearby hospitals
Car Batteries – Firestone – they will accept tires at their location too
Light Bulbs and regular batteries – don’t let these go to landfill
Electronics – all electronics will be collected and recycled – TVs smaller than 21 inches.
Books – CFBISD annual book sale
Clothes and shoes – Clothes Closets
Goodwill will be on hand to collect things that don’t fall into the above categories
Would your group like to collect something that our citizens have…….let us know and we will set up a table for you to collect.
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit keepcarrolltonbeautiful.org
The Rotary Club of Carrollton-Farmers Branch will host a Drive-Up Shred-A-Thon fundraiser from 9am-noon in the Newman Smith High School front parking lot. Avoid identity theft and paper jams by bringing old bills, tax returns, statements and personal documents to be professionally shredded. Staples and paper clips are okay.
Suggested donations for shredding are $10 for the first box and $5 for other boxes. Cash and credit cards accepted.
Proceeds support community service projects and grants of the CFB Rotary Club.
Find native and adapted plants that are rare to find in local nurseries.
Presenter: Russel Smith, Executive Director of the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association ("TREIA").
In the 2013 legislative session, solar energy won some important victories, due in part to the dedication and actions by many individuals. At one of our past meetings, a state legislator told us as few as five or six people contacting her could make a difference.
At our special Nov.1 meeting, Russel will talk about the next legislation efforts we can expect from TREIA and others - and what we can do to help.
Following the presentation, tour the Dallas Makerspace.
Create a backyard haven for birds and beneficial wildlife. Learn how to attract particular species of birds by providing the correct bird foods, housing and environmental conditions. Free. All Calloway’s Nursery locations. Free. Info: 817-222-1122.
Farm Sanctuary’s Walk for Farm Animals is a series of annual fundraising and outreach events that take place in cities across the United States and Canada. The Walks raise funds for Farm Sanctuary’s life-saving work and bring together thousands of people to promote kindness towards animals. Register at http://www.walkforfarmanimals.org.
Citizen's Climate Lobby (CCL) is a non-profit nonpartisan organization working on creating the political will for a livable world. CCL's mission is to empower normal citizens, who care about their world, to engage in conversations with their elected officials.
Agenda for this month’s meeting: Introductions and action items for the month from 11am to noon. From noon to 1pm, we will listen to the national call with the guest speaker, Charles Kennel, former director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He recently co-authored an article in the journal Nature arguing that it is time to abandon the 2C warming goal and track a range of vital signs instead, provoking “hot” debate in the climate science world.
Info: Shawn Reeder at email@example.com
To learn more about our organization, dial in to our intro call Oct 29th at 7pm. Conference number: 1-866-642-1665. Pass code: 440699#
All skill levels welcome; paddlers receive an introduction to kayaking on dry land before pushing off into the water. All equipment provided. $15/paddler plus $5 LLELA gate fee. Info: 972-219-3930.
November 03, 2014
At Texas Renewables 2014, we will explore today’s energy landscape, give a nod to how we got here, acknowledge the significant contribution the renewable energy industry is making, and discuss the very real role it will play and challenges it will face in shaping Texas’ energy future
Attendees, in the company of hundreds of colleagues old and new, will have the opportunity to hear and meet dozens of distinguished and accomplished speakers who are deep in the fray. Their experience and perspectives will matter as we continue pursuit of a critical and ever growing share of this state’s energy mix.
November 05, 2014
Hosted in partnership with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.
Standing water or erosion a problem in your landscape? A rain garden may be your answer! Rain gardens are shallow depressions in the landscape that collect rainwater. With the broad array of appealing grasses, flowering plants and natural stone you can incorporate a rain garden into your landscape with ease. Homeowners and businesses will learn how to design, construct and maintain a rain garden. With proper plant selection and design a rain garden will retain and treat rain water. Plant list provided. All participants must have an official identification card to enter facility.
Register on website. Free.
Presentation by Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History at Texas Christian University. Taking as its theme the appearance, meaning and importance of water (and water-related issues) in American art, this lecture series features a diversity of artworks from the 16th century to the present day. Free.
Nov 5: Bodies of Water in Recreation
Nov 12: Urban Oases: Finding Water in the City with Joe Self, Architect
Nov 19: The Art of Water Reclamation
Dec 3: Sea-Change in Art—Abstraction