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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Thu, 07/12/2012 - 10:00am - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 3:00pm
The Solar Car Challenge originated in 1993, and has been recognized by "Technology & Learning" as one of the top ten education programs in the country. The program teaches high school students how to build roadworthy solar cars, and then provides a safe environment to race. NTREG members will participate in various aspects of the race and related activities.
See the Race Calendar Page for a schedule of events being held this year at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
Thu, 07/12/2012 - 6:00pm - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 6:00pm
Asian Film Festival of Dallas celebrates and supports emerging and established Asian and Asian-American filmmakers and shares the rich diversity of Asian culture through the medium of cinema.
Showings are at the Magnolia Theater in the West Village, 3699 McKinney Ave. Information: 214-620-0885 or affd.org.
Mon, 07/16/2012 (Ongoing) - Fri, 08/10/2012 (Ongoing)
“Trashing Our Treasure” Photography Exhibit at Dallas City Hall, Main Lobby July 16-August 10, 2012
Dallas, TX, July 15, 2012 – Shared FUEL, a Dallas-based sustainable nonprofit, today announced that “Trashing Our Treasure,” a photography exhibit of litter at White Rock Lake, will be displayed in the main lobby of Dallas City Hall from July 16 through August 10. The event is free and open to the public.
Designed to educate, inform and motivate individuals to be aware of the environmental consequences of litter on our green public places, “Trashing Our Treasure” debuted during last year’s centennial celebration of White Rock Lake. The exhibit focuses on unnatural predators, such as styrofoam, plastics, aluminum cans and glass, that accumulate along the shoreline, particularly during storm events, and encroach upon the area’s wildlife habitats.
According to Alison Parker, exhibit coordinator and Shared FUEL’s program chair of The Litter Project, “We are excited about showcasing this educational exhibit at City Hall and encourage families to view it. We hope the photography transforms how people think about litter and its impact on nature.”
Says Annemarie Marek, president of Shared FUEL, “We care deeply about White Rock Lake because it is a green retreat for so many diverse groups and people in our city. We are very excited about the visual conversation that this show will generate and hope that it will motivate all to collaborate and innovate better ways to mitigate the litter problem.“
About Shared FUEL
Shared FUEL (Shared Focus on Urban Environmental Leadership) is a Dallas-based 501(c) (3), founded by three East Dallas neighbors. Shared FUEL’s mission is to collaborate and create sustainable programs that educate and enlighten neighborhoods and communities on the value of nurturing people and protecting our shared, natural resources. For more information visit: www.sharedfuel.org
Thu, 07/19/2012 - 8:00am - Sat, 07/21/2012 - 4:00pm
Thu, 07/19/2012 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Dollar Day at the Dallas Zoo is a day when the zoo shows its appreciation to the community for its support with $1 admission all day and dollar deals on food items at select locations. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The zoo is located at 650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway.
Information: 214-670-5656 ordallaszoo.com.
Thu, 07/19/2012 - 9:00am - 9:00pm
July 19th FREE Third Thursday
Free admission all day Open 9AM-9PM.
Guided hikes and animal encounters throughout the day. Kids crafts, story time and bird conservation activities.
FREE Every month on Third Thursday:
Join our monthly FREE Third Thursday event. We'll have guided hikes and animal encounters throughout the day. Evening activities include: Special showing of Living with the Trinity at 7PM. At 8PM accompany Audubon Texas, Director of Education, Ben Jones, into the Great Trinity Forest on an Owl Prowl. Bring the whole family!
7PM Special Showing of "Living with the Trinity"
Come enjoy free popcorn and popsicles in our Great Hall and watch the KERA documentary; Living with the Trinity. Produced, written and directed by Rob Tranchin, the film features rare archival footage, historic photographs and interviews with the poiciticians, business leaders and environmental activists of the 1970s. During this time an important battle over the environment took place in Texas. At stake was the future of the 500 mile long Trinity River. On one side were those who hoped to transform the entire length of the river into a barge canal linking Dallas and Fort Worth to the Gulf of Mexico. On the other side were those who wanted the river left alone.
Amphibian Watch - Every Third Thursday of the month at 8:15 PM from June through September
Amphibians are a barometer of the health of the environments we all share. Because amphibians use wetland habitats during at least part of their life cycle and because they have permeable skin, ecologists believe that declines in amphibian populations and malformations may serve as early warning indicators of broader changes in ecosystems.
Texas Amphibian Watch gives you a chance to help us understand what frogs, toads, and salamanders are telling us about the world around us.
Chimney Swift Monitoring - Every Third Thursday, 8:00pm, June - September
Small, sleek, bluish-black with silver-gray throats, chimney swifts have been called "flying cigars" and "bows and arrows." Their stiff, acrobatic movements alternate with long, graceful sweeps of flight as they scour the skies for flying insects.. Unable to perch or stand upright as songbirds do, chimney swifts are uniquely equipped to roost clinging to vertical surfaces. Although they will occasionally roost in the open, chimney swifts prefer the safety of an enclosed area such as a chimney, air shaft or abandoned building. It is in these inaccessible locations that they roost, build their nests, raise their families and congregate prior to migration.
As a result of deforestation and the loss of large hollow trees as natural roosting and nesting sites, chimney swifts adapted to using man-made structures.. However, the use of metal chimneys and the increasing desire of homeowners to cap their chimneys have made chimney swift roosts rare.. Since each breeding pair must have a site of their own to raise their young, suitable nesting sites are harder to find.
Join Audubon staff and volunteer, Natha Taylor as we monitor our own on-site Chimney Swift tower.
Texas Turtle Watch - Every Third Thursday, 5:30pm, June - September
Texas Turtle Watch is a citizen science program developed to collect data on three native turtle species whose population numbers are poorly understood. In efforts to learn more about turtles, the information collected by citizens is critical. Assessing basking turtle populations through trained citizen watch groups of all ages and interests will help scientists create a knowledge base about turtle populations in Texas, which will lead to better conservation efforts and strategies. The three turtle groups of focus are sliders (genus Trachemys), cooters (genus Pseudemys) and softshells (genus Apalone).
TRAC is a partner with many organizations
- Cornell Lab of Ornithology (eBird monitoring of the bird population and the Great Backyard Bird Count)
- Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (Mussel Watch program)
- Ladybird Johnson Wildlife Center (Invaders of Texas Program, to detect and report invasive species)- Nine people attended our first Invaders of Texas workshop on March 28, 2009. Participants learned the problem with exotic invasive plants, how to identify them, and how to report a sighting. Matthew Mortimer won a new GPS unit for being the first participant to enter 50 validated sightings.
Anyone can be a member of these projects and participants are given thorough training for all of them. For more information, please contact Sahar Sea at 214.309.5813 or email@example.com.
Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Debbie hails from Kansas City, Missouri. She received a B.S. in Environmental Science from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and an M.S. in Biology from Baylor University. She spent four years working for the City of Waco as their Recycling Coordinator before moving to Fort Worth. Debbie has been with the City of Fort Worth as the Commercial Recycling and Keep Fort Worth Beautiful Coordinator since late 2007 and enjoys the opportunity to help residents and businesses improve our shared environment. Debbie is married and has two boys in elementary school and enjoys reading, hiking and recreational sports in her spare time.
RSVP by visiting http://www.meetup.com/DFW-Tarrant-County-Greenweavers/
Thu, 07/19/2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 07/19/2012 - 7:00pm
- Planet Shark Speaker Series *FREE - The four-part Planet Shark Speaker Seriesculminates Thursday, July 19 with David Gallo, Director of Special Projects at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Featured in Underwater Universe on “The History Channel,” Dave will discuss The Secrets of the Sea: Exploring Neptune’s Realm. His presentation will review some of the most recent oceanographic discoveries and will introduce the audience to the next generation of technologies that will lead us into the future of ocean exploration.
About David Gallo:
For the past 25 years David has been at the forefront of ocean exploration, having recently served as co-expedition leader on a mapping mission to RMS Titanic and co-leader of the successful search for the missing aircraft, Air France 447. David is passionate about exploring planet Earth and about the relationship between humanity and the sea.
*Speaker Series lectures are free, but reservation is required for admission. Tickets include access to traveling exhibition, Planet Shark before the lecture, from 5-7 p.m. To reserve your ticket, go tonatureandscience.org and click on Purchase Tickets Online. Choose July 19 and Dave Gallo Lecture. Enter the number of tickets you would like to reserve. Print and bring your ticket to the lecture. TI Founders IMAX® Theater, MNS Science Building (1318 South Second Avenue in Fair Park) Access toPlanet Shark exhibition from 5-7 p.m./Speaker Series begins at 7 p.m.