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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
Sat, 07/21/2012 - 7:00pm - Sun, 07/22/2012 - 9:00am
HIGH FLYIN’ FUN AFTER DARK SLEEPOVERS
MNS Science Building (1318 South Second Avenue in Fair Park)
July 21 (Registration closes July 13) and August 4, 2012 (Registration closes July 27)
Geared toward children 6-12 years old
Cost: $35 per child /$20 per adult chaperone
Experience the wonders of the world like never before with plenty of adventure that unfolds under the cover of night. Discover the science of flight from super heroes to helicopters to pterosaurs during this night of high flyin’ fun. Enjoy a late-night pizza snack, auditorium show, hands-on workshop, permanent exhibit tour and scavenger hunt, continental breakfast in the morning, plus an eye-opening IMAX® film!
Activities: There will be one workshop on animals/insects that fly. Taxidermy specimens will be used. Another activity will be on man-made flying machines, and children will make paper helicopters and test out stomp rockets. There will be a scavenger hunt within our permanent exhibits, and the auditorium live show is called Super Heroes. The IMAX® film is National Geographic's Flying
Sun, 07/22/2012 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Naturalist Bike Tour of the Refuge: Take a spin around the park with a naturalist and learn about the ecology and history of the area. This program is open to anyone who can ride a bike. Participants must provide their own bike and helmet. Orange safety vests will be provided. Participants must sign a liability release form. Route will be generally flat and cover about 10 miles; but participants may opt out early if needed.
Bring water and weather appropriate clothing. Pre-registration required. Meet at Refuge Service Center. FREE (with paid admission).
For more information or to register by phone, call 817-392-7410.
Sun, 07/22/2012 - 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Sun, 07/22/2012 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Shark Stewards Texas, the local chapter of the non-profit shark conservation organization based in San Francisco, will teach visitors about shark finning and how to stop it through a fun, hands-on learning activity. Make your very own shark-tooth necklace to show your support for sharks! Visitors will also learn about the work of Shark Stewards Texas and how to adopt their very own shark.
Sun, 07/22/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Basically Beethoven Festival
FREE Concerts Sundays in July
July 22nd & 29th
Doors Open @ 2pm
Recital @ 2:30pm
Feature Performance @ 3pm
The Grand Hall in Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park
Feature Performance: Gary Levinson, Senior Principal Associate Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony, and friends present Beethoven's Septet, Op. 20 for winds and strings. Pianist Baya Kakouberi will perform selected works of Beethoven.
Rising Star Recital: Clarinetist Steven Tsai, an award winner in the Juanita Miller Concerto Competition and the Dallas Symphonic Festival, performs music of Mozart and von Weber with pianist Julie Chung.
Feature Performance: Baritone David Grogan, Assistant Professor of Voice at the University of Texas at