Topic: Water

The annual even provides free entertainment and educational activities for the entire family. Master gardener booths at the festival will cover topics such as propagation, lawn care, designing a water-wise landscape, herb growing, worm composting and a dozen other topics. Seminars on gardening will be offered in classroom areas, including “Perennial Gardening” by Marilyn Simmons and...

Residents with a residential Arlington Water Utilities account can attend a “Make a Rain Barrel” class at EcoFest Arlington and leave with their very own rain barrel. The reduced fee covers the cost of the 55-gallon rain barrel and materials.

Register today to learn how to design and install a rainwater harvesting system at your home. A total of 125 rain barrels will be given away and...

Whether you have a new landscape or plan to update an existing area, it is critical to begin with a good design. This program teaches the principles of landscape design with an emphasis on how to create a beautiful landscape that will save resources – natural and financial. Free.

Afternoon session:

Fantastic Plants for North Texas from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Using colorful...

Monthly environmental activities hosted by Trinity Environmental Academy, led by certified teachers and founders of Trinity Environmental Academy. Fun, hands-on activities for ages 4-10. Snacks and water provided.

This month's theme: Water, water everywhere.

Free. Info: 469-554-6320 or TriEA2015@gmail.com. 

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Donations can be made 6 a.m. to midnight to more than 1,600 certified nonprofits listed on www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org, including 56 local environmental advocacy groups. Donations of $25 and above will be amplified by $2 million in bonus funds and prizes.

 

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This self-guided tour showcases Coppell homes and community gardens that feature drought-tolerant native and adapted plants that require minimal irrigation. Come see what you should plant now for beautiful blooms in the spring from the homeowners of some of the most unique landscapes in Coppell. Maps will be available 8:30-10:30am at Coppell Town Center.  Free. Info:...

The Texas Water Development Board created by Prop 6 will hold a public meeting to take comments on proposed rules to spend the State Water Fund. Those unable to attend can see the plan and submit comments before Sept. 14 at http://www.twdb.texas.gov/swift/involved/index.asp...

Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program emphasizing wildlife. During this outstanding hands-on workshop, participants will be provided with two curriculum guides filled with more than 150 easy to use educational activities. Incorporate powerful techniques and methods for teaching problem solving and decision-making skills to students. All...

Part of the Environmental Education Workshop Series. 

During this workshop, participants will experience the wetland classes taught at the Center. During Wetland Ecology participants will observe and collect data, determining water quality through biotic and abiotic parameters. Plants - Work Horse of the Wetland will give participants the opportunity to identify the key plants of...

Drip irrigation is 90 percent more efficient, inexpensive and easy to install. Drip systems promote healthy plants and conserve water use. Learn how to install your own system. Free.

If class is full, contact Gary Cocke at 972-769-4216 to be added to the wait list.