November 4, 2020

U.S. Fish & Wildlife: Monthly Bird Walk - SIGN UP!

Nov 4 2020 - 8:45am to Dec 31 2020 - 9:45am
DFW locations TBA TX

Join a USFWS Bird Walk for naturalists of all ages who want hands-on education about North Texas birds. 

The birders will meet on Fridays or Saturdays at 8:45 a.m. and begin walking at 9 a.m.. We will be birding for about an hour. Locations will be in DFW, and emailed out prior to meeting. Small groups or families can also bird by appointment. 

Children 18 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All participants must wear a mask. We will be social distancing. Bring water and snacks, if needed. 

Bring bug spray, sunscreen, and a pencil if you would like. We will provide some binoculars, but if you have your own that’s great! A smartphone or camera is also very useful for birding. 

To sign up: Email Sydney at [email protected] Include the number of participants and the names of adults. 

December 5, 2020

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Blackland Chapter: Boy Scout Hill Workday - Dallas

Dec 5 2020 - 8:00am to 10:00am
Boy Scout Hill @ White Rock Lake Dallas , TX

Volunteers needed at prairie work day on Boy Scout Hill at White Rock Lake.

Bring loppers and work gloves and any sun gear you might want or need (glasses, hat, sunscreen). 

Master Naturalists! This qualifies for required volunteer hours.

DIRECTIONS: Access from eastbound Mockingbird. Turn on East Lawther and take first left into hilltop parking lot by the picnic pavilion.

Of course, social distancing and masks will be required.

RSVP: Ann Sansone, [email protected] or 214-478-2390.

Citizens' Climate Lobby: 'United We Move' Virtual Conference - Online

Dec 5 2020 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Online TX

The grassroots nonprofit organization Citizens’ Climate Lobby is hosting a virtual climate conference and nationwide lobbying push the week of Dec. 5-10.

Programming on Dec. 5 will feature:

●      A post-election overview of the climate advocacy landscape heading into a new Congress

●      Breakout training workshops to equip attendees with the skills they need to push for climate legislation in 2021

●      Keynote speaker Hahrie Han, a political science professor at Johns Hopkins University who specializes in organizing, civic engagement, and democracy

●      Keynote speaker John Wood, Jr., Director of Public Outreach at Braver Angels, an organization dedicated to bringing liberals and conservatives together at the grassroots level

At least 26 people are expected to attend from the Dallas chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, located in Dallas, Texas.

“During this Congress, our chapter has worked hard to show our local representatives – Rep. Allred, Rep. Gooden, Rep. Burgess, Rep. Johnson, Rep. Marchant, Rep. Taylor, Rep. Veasey, Rep. Wright – that our community supports climate action,” said Garrett Pennell from the Dallas CCL chapter. “We persevered through the pandemic with virtual grassroots efforts, such as: writing hundreds of postcards to climate voters this election season, generating a dozen community endorsements for climate action, meeting virtually with the offices of our members of Congress, hosting a local corporate volunteer day, and participating in the Dallas College Sustainability Summit.”


Info: Garrett Pennell, [email protected]

December 8, 2020

Dallas Sierra Club: Green Infrastructure: Ecological Engineering and Urban Waters - Zoom

Dec 8 2020 - 7:00pm
Zoom TX

Please join us as we welcome urban ecological engineering professor Dr. Fouad Jaber from Texas A&M AgriLife Dallas as he discusses Green Infrastructure: Ecological Engineering and Urban Waters

Zoom log-in info available at 6:45 p.m. on Dallas Sierra Club website.

December 9, 2020

Dallas Peace and Justice Center: Peacemaker Awards - Zoom

Dec 9 2020 - 7:00pm
Zoom TX

The Peacemaker Awards will be held virtually on Zoom.

Awards will be given for; 

Lifetime Achievement Award - Rev. Diane Baker

Peacemaker of the Year - Angelica Andrade

Justice Seeker of the Year -Mercedes Fulbright

Outstanding Community Organizer - Danae Bibiana Gutierrez Martinez

Media Accountability Award - KNON Workers Beat

Peacemaker Organization of the Year - Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff

Justice-Seeking Organization of the Year- Texas Poor People’s Campaign 

Outstanding New Activist Organization -Sunrise Movement Dallas

Join online with a donation if you are able. Registration now open.

December 10, 2020

Texan By Nature: Collaborative Conservation - Online

Dec 10 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online TX

Texan by Nature's Virtual Conversation Series continues.

The December topic is Collaborative Conservation. Collaboration produces better results — more innovative solutions, deeply engaged team members, higher loyalty and morale. Research shows that teams working collaboratively stick to the task 64 percent longer than those in solitary endeavors, report higher engagement levels, cite lower fatigue levels, and have a higher success rate. Collaborative conservation spanning business, landowners, communities, and natural resource organizations yield similar positive results.

    •    Grassland Restoration Incentive Program – Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture

    •    Friends of Lake Livingston

    •    Texas Prairie Wetlands Project – Ducks Unlimited

See website link before for registration. The series continues February 10 and March 10.

Info: [email protected].

Fort Worth Audubon Society: Exploring Attu - Zoom

Dec 10 2020 - 7:00pm
Zoom TX

Christian Hagenlocher will present Exploring Attu, a virtual field trip to Alaska’s outermost Aleutian Island. Hagenlocher will present a virtual field trip to far Attu, at the tip of Alaska's Aleutian Islands. If you have missed traveling or have always wanted to go to there, this is the travelogue for you. Attu has long held a special place in birding history, and though it's not as easy to get there as it used to be, the potential for amazing birding stories still exists.

Zoom link to be posted soon.

Info: Michael Francis, [email protected]

December 12, 2020

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: CECAP Recap - Online

Dec 12 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Online TX

Presentation: "CECAP RECAP: Where Are We Now?"

Presenter: Susan Alvarez, P.E., CFM, will give an update on the city of Dallas' Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan.

Online meeting access provided through Our Conversation Group

Event Website:

December 14, 2020

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Native Plant Seed Bomb Results - Zoom

Dec 14 2020 - 7:00pm
Zoom TX

Senior Marine Creek Land Scholars present on Native Plant Seed Bomb Results

The Senior Marine Creek Land Scholars will be presenting the data from Seed Bomb experiments proposed in January this year. In spite of remote learning hurdles, seed bombs were made and their productivity analyzed. Since NPAT proved an excellent audience of eager and knowledgeable experts during our proposal phase, seniors are excited to present their findings. Please note that all data was collected by our faculty/staff leaders (James Hobbs, Mark Rhoades & David Cole).

Our Junior Land Scholars will also be in attendance during this meeting since they will be taking this research project to the next level Spring 2021.

Register on the website link below.

Info: [email protected]

June 5, 2021

Native Prairies Association of Texas: Prairies & Wine Day Bus Tour

Jun 5 2021 - 7:00am
Wise, Cooke & Montague Counties TX

Due to COVID-19, we've rescheduled the bus tour to June 5, 2021.

Escape the city heat for a day as you ride a luxury bus through the prairies of Wise, Cooke & Montague Counties known as the North Texas Hill Country. Our prairie experts will narrate the tour, with a stop at LBJ National Grasslands to take a look at the intersection between Western Cross Timbers savanna & Fort Worth Prairie. From there, we'll head north through the hills & valleys to quench our thirst at 4R Vinyards & Winery in Cooke County. After wine, cheese & an amazing view overlooking the Red River Valley, we’ll top off the evening with a stop on the historic Saint Jo square for your choice of shopping, dinner, & the gallery exhibition of 'Women of the West' at the Davis & Blevins Gallery. Bus departs/returns at TCC-NW campus in Fort Worth.