Apr 24 2021

Lights Out Texas: Statewide (March 1-June 15)

Mar 1 2021 - 11:00pm to Jun 15 2021 - 6:00am

Lights Out Texas launched last spring, led by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The program encourages homeowners, building managers and businesses to turn out outdoor lights from March 1 to June 15  from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. during the spring bird migration in Texas. Turning off interior lights or closing drapes and shutters will also help to reduce light pollution. The peak migration window is between April 19 to May 7.

 

Lights Out Texas: Bird Survey - Dallas (April 1-May 27)

Apr 1 2021 - 6:00am to May 27 2021 - 8:00am
Perot Museum
Special Event Parking Lot
Dallas , TX

Texas Conservation Alliance and Perot Museum seek volunteers to help conduct bird survey for Lights Out Texas program. They will be surveying for 50 mornings from 6-8 a.m. focusing on a 10-building route to document bird deaths during spring migration due to building collesions.

PARKING: Enter the Perot Special Event/Permit Parking Lot by way of Field & River Streets. Push the intercom button at the gate and let security know you are there for Lights Out. They will admit you. 

WALK: We'll walk between 3-6 miles at a leisurely pace – comfortable shoes are recommended. 

CLOTHING: Light-colored clothing is a good idea for high visibility. You will be crossing many streets on foot. 

RESTROOMS: Available sporadically along the survey route

GEAR 

    •    A flashlight or headlamp helps you see birds pre-dawn.

    •    A camera phone, with the iNaturalist app https://www.inaturalist.org/ downloaded, helps you document your findings but is not required.   

Email [email protected] or timothy.[email protected] to sign up, get specific dates and more info.

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Ennis Garden Club: Bluebonnet Trails - Ennis (April 1-30)

Apr 1 2021 - 8:00am to Apr 30 2021 - 6:00pm
Ennis , TX

From April 1-30, Ennis showcases over 40 miles of mapped driving Bluebonnet Trails sponsored by the Ennis Garden Club. These trails are the oldest such trails known in the state, and tens of thousands of visitors make the short trek to Ennis to view this wonderful wildflower show. In Ennis, the bluebonnets typically peak around the 3rd week of April, according to the Ennis Garden Club. This can vary year to year due to weather conditions and terrain, so please check website below or call 972-878-4748 before your visit.

EarthxFilm Fest (April 16-25)

Apr 16 2021 - 8:00am to Apr 25 2021 - 11:00pm
Online and in-person events Dallas , TX

The fifth annual event, hosted by EarthX, will kick off April 16 with 10 days and nights of drive-in, outdoor and online screenings thru April 25. (See full schedule.)

Dallas Arboretum: Earth Day Celebration & Artscape - Dallas (April 22-April 25)

Apr 22 2021 - 10:30am to Apr 25 2021 - 4:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd
Dallas , TX

On Earth Day on Thursday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m., Window to the Wild Bird Show performs, and visitors are invited to spend the day outdoors connecting with nature.

On Saturday, April 24, there are hands-on, outdoor activities located in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This festival features engaging learning experiences and special guest workshops, centered around celebrating the planet and learning how to take care of it for generations to come.

Additionally, on April 24 and 25, guests are invited to the main garden to explore Artscape, a juried fine art and fine craft show and sale, where 85-plus outstanding artists from around the country showcase and sell their art in the garden. In addition to artwork, many of which takes its inspiration from nature, the popular outdoor event features live music, free children’s ‘make and take’ art, concessions, food and wine/beer samplings.

Timed tickets are required and can be purchased online or by calling 214-515-6615. No walk-ups are available for purchase. Masks are also required for the duration of the visit.

City of Coppell: Contactless Document Shredding - Coppell

Apr 24 2021 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Coppell Service Center
816 S. Coppell Road
Coppell , TX

All shredded paper will be recycled and your container will be returned to your trunk or backseat. Residents are encouraged to come early to ensure space in the truck for their documents.

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The Healthy Hippie: Earth Day Celebration - Watauga

Apr 24 2021 - 8:30am to 11:30pm
The Healthy Hippie
6600 Denton Hwy Ste 210
Watauga , TX

The vegan cafe celebrates Earth Day with live music, vendors, giveaways, petition signing and more.

Vendors ($25/booth), guest speakers, muscians, certified teachers for studio and lawn classes (yoga, Pilates, gardening etc), raffle donations wanted. 

Info: [email protected]

Heard Museum: Spring Plant Sale - McKinney (April 24-25)

Apr 24 2021 - 9:00am to Apr 25 2021 - 5:00pm
Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place
McKinney , TX

The sale will feature a huge selection of native plants, hard-to-find herbs and well-adapted plants, including a selection of native milkweed plants. Volunteers from the Native Plant Society of Texas Collin County Chapter and the Blackland Prairie Master Naturalists will be available in order to help you select your new plants.

Connemara Conservancy: Arts in the Meadow - Allen

Apr 24 2021 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve
300 Tatum Rd
Allen , TX

Enjoy a day of art and music produced by local youth. Enjoy the sounds of student musical groups, including the McMillen HS Orchestra and Clark HS Choir. Stroll through art exhibits presented by Allen High School Visual Arts students.

Bring your own chair and beverage to the Upper Meadow (south end of the Connemara Meadow) for this community event in celebration of Earth Day.

Free.

Driving Directions to Upper Connemara Meadow:

(southernmost part of the meadow)

    •    Follow Alma south from the main Connemara entrance.

    •    Take a left on Bass Drive (the first street just south of the Hedgcoxe/Alma intersection).

    •    Follow Bass Drive to the end.

    •    Enter the short alleyway which leads to the gated meadow entry.

    •    Drive through the gate into the grass parking area.

Overflow parking will be available on Bass Drive adjacent to Tejas Park, or at other Connemara Meadow parking locations.

For more event information, follow Connemara on Instagram and Facebook at @connemaraconservancy and at connemaraconservancy.org. 

City of Coppell: Earth Fest - Coppell

Apr 24 2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Biodiversity Education Center
367 Freeport Pkwy
Coppell , TX

Learn about sustainability practices, enjoy fun eco-friendly crafts, and ‘green’ giveaways.

Liveable Arlington: 'Fractured' Sandra Steingraber Live - Online

Apr 24 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Online TX

Fractured: A Live Webinar with Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D.

The landscape of Arlington (and many other North Texas cities) is pocked by fracking well sites.

While the worst of our city's fracking boom is over, drilling is still expanding in Arlington. The city is currently home to 53 drill sites with over 350 gas wells, combined.

Most residents live dangerously close to gas wells, putting their health at risk. Many in Arlington and neighboring cities live near highly polluting compressor stations, three of which were just listed in the top ten of all polluters in Tarrant County.

Join us for a conversation with biologist, author, cancer survivor, and co-founder of Concerned Health Professionals of New York, Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. Steingraber will discuss fracking and its impact on public health, communities, and our climate.

There will be a Q & A at the end of the presentation.

River Legacy Living Science Center: Owl Prowl - Arlington

Apr 24 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
River Legacy Living Science Center
703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington , TX

Take a night hike as we explore and learn about the owls in our ecosystem. More details and sign up info coming soon and will be found on website link below.