Topic: Environment

The popular Arlington nature center presents nature walks, camping classes, story times and crafts at the River Legacy Living Science Center.

Event goers can enjoy hands-on environmental demonstrations, education booths, kid’s crafts, live music and an organic plant sale at Town Center Plaza, 255 Parkway Blvd.

On your way, drop-off your usable household goods; household documents for shredding; and bulky trash items at Town Center Elementary parking.

The city of Irving hosts its annual green film fest as an alternative to the outdoor fairs. Three venues are showing 19 environmental films with something for everyone. Movies include the classic Revenge of the Electric Car, American Made Movie and several nature family films. See website for complete schedule. 

The festival has a new location at the Dayspring Nature Preserve, 622 Rainforest Lane, and will feature exhibits, an eco-lab trail, kite flying and a wildflower seeded Easter egg hunt.

Native Prairies Association of Texas director Pat Merkord will be giving workshop on “Native Prairie Indicator Species: Signs Prairie Hunters Seek.”

Find out what the top 10 indicator grass and wildflower species for Dallas area blackland prairies are and have hands on opportunities to identify selected grasses and forbs.

This workshop will help those interested in looking for...

The hike will last 2-3 hours. Trails range from flat and easy to hilly and moderately difficult.  Bring a picnic lunch for later.

Wear hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes and a hat. Bring a small daypack with at least 32 oz of water and a trail snack or GORP (good ole raisins and peanuts).

All proceeds benefit Green Source DFW, Cedar Ridge Preserve and Explorers...

Earth Day Texas (formerly, Earth Day Dallas) is an annual, outdoor festival seeking to elevate environmental awareness and influence the way Texans think, live and work. The family-friendly and free-admission event allows leaders in the corporate, academic and non-profit worlds to unite and show Texans how green lifestyle choices can lower their cost of living, improve their health, and help...

Presenter: Ramsey Kweik, Southern Methodist University Geothermal Labs
Depleted oil fields have potential for clean utility scale geothermal energy. Ramsey Kweik of the Southern Methodist University Geothermal Labs will share his studies of Fairway Field in East Texas. Research demonstrates considerable potential for geothermal development from old, depleted oil fields...

Free to residents of the following cities and areas  (Please bring driver’s license and a utility bill as proof of residence.):

Addison, Dallas, De Soto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Garland, Highland Park, Irving, Mesquite, Richardson, Rowlett, Sachse, Seagoville, Sunnyvale, University Park, Unincorporated Dallas County

Bring home and garden chemical products, paint and...

Join the Dallas Trekkers on March 21 for a true wild outdoor experience just 4 miles from downtown Dallas. Long pants and hiking shoes are recommended for hiking on the less traveled trails in the forest.

The hike starts in the beautiful manicured grounds of William Blair Jr. Park where your will find a fishing pond and a spectacular view of downtown Dallas. Start the walk with hike...