May 26 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]catexas.org or [email protected] to sign up, get specific dates and more info.

Event Website:

Fort Worth Botanic Garden/BRIT: Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects - Fort Worth (May 6-Aug. 6)

May 6 2021 - 8:00am to Aug 1 2021 - 6:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

Be amazed this summer at the award-winning exhibition by artist Sean Kenney. Kenney uses simple toy blocks to craft plants and animals, birds and insects, playing with our idea of scale and inviting a sense of wonder.

Free with admission.

Native Prairies Association of Texas: Prairie Bird-a-Thon - Online (May 13-June 14)

May 13 2021 - 7:00am to Jun 14 2021 - 11:45pm
Online TX

Support threatened bird populations and the habitat preservation work of NPAT. Just pledge a selected amount to donate per number of birds counted over a four week period. Pledges can be made from May 13 through June 14.

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Houston Chapter: 'Crime Pays But Botany Doesn't' - Zoom

May 26 2021 - 7:00pm
Zoom TX

Joey Santori is a self-taught botanist and producer of Crime Pays But Botany Doesn’t YouTube channel, which he describes as “a low-brow, crass approach to plant ecology as muttered by a misanthropic Chicago Italian.” 

Details on website link below.

Climate Book Club: Author Guest: Michael Mendez - Zoom

May 26 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Zoom TX

We will be joined by the author of Climate Change from the Streets, Michael Mendez. 

Michael Méndez is assistant professor of environmental planning and policy at the University of California, Irvine. He previously served in California as a senior consultant, lobbyist, and gubernatorial appointee during the passage of the state’s internationally acclaimed climate change legislation. 

His new award-winning book Climate Change from the Streets, published through Yale University Press (2020), is an urgent and timely story of the contentious politics of incorporating environmental justice into global climate change policy. The book was the winner of the Harold and Margaret Sprout Award, sponsored by the International Studies Association (ISA). 

Climate Book Club is hosted by Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby. Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. 

The goal of Climate Book Club is to build literacy around the environment and climate change to help you continue the conversation with your community. Join in reading books about economic and environmental impacts of climate change and the potential solutions for solving the climate crisis. You do not need to be a member of CCL DFW to attend Climate Book Club. Even if you haven’t read the book, please feel welcome to join us anyways.

Info: [email protected]

RSVP on the link below.