Sep 19 2021

City of Fort Worth: Parks for Pollinators Bio Blitz - Fort Worth (Sept. 1-30)

Sep 1 2021 - 7:00am to Sep 30 2021 - 11:45pm
Fort Worth TX

The Fort Worth Park & Recreation Department is hosting a monthlong BioBlitz event as part of the national Parks for Pollinators campaign, which is aimed at raising awareness of the importance of pollinators and positioning parks as national leaders in advancing pollinator health and native habitat.

Organized by the National Recreation and Park Association and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, the Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz event is held annually.

Participants are invited to download and use an app called iNaturalist to take photos of plants, insects and animals in all Fort Worth parks during the BioBlitz this September. These reported observations contribute to a nationwide scientific inventory of pollinator species.

Submit photos of plants, insects and more, and the app and other citizen-scientists will tell you the name of those species.

Info: Michelle Villafranca, park operations and natural resources planner for the Fort Worth Park & Recreation Department, [email protected] 

City of Arlington: Value of Water Mini Poster Contest - Arlington

Sep 1 2021 - 8:00am to Oct 18 2021 - 5:00pm
Arlington , TX

Art and science kits, water-themed books, and free passes to the upcoming Dinosaur Safari Exhibit at River Legacy Living Science Center are a few of the prizes in store for the winners of this year’s Value of Water Mini Poster contest. The annual art contest is open to Arlington students, pre-kindergarten through 4th grade.

The contest begins Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, and all entries are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. It is sponsored by Arlington Water Utilities, Arlington Public Library, River Legacy Living Science Center, and Tarrant Regional Water District.

See website link below for more details.

Info: Alana Earle, [email protected], 817-459-6618

Lights Out Texas - Statewide (Sept. 5-Oct. 29)

Sep 5 2021 - 11:00pm to Oct 29 2021 - 6:00am

Lights Out Texas is an intiative launched by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology with support from nonprofits including the Texas Conservation Alliance to raise awareness about the dangers of light pollution for migrating birds. The program asks homeowners, businesses and managers of tall buildings to eliminate or reduce lighting between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. during the peak of the fall migration, Sept. 5 to Oct. 29. 

Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions: 10th Annual Hunger Summit - Online (Sept. 17-Oct. 1)

Sep 17 2021 - 10:00am to Oct 1 2021 - 12:00pm
Online TX

Three Dates:

Sept. 17, 10 a.m. - noon

"Ending Hunger in America: A Holistic Approach"

A panel discussion including insights and lessons learned since the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers include Trisha Cunningham, North Texas Food Bank;

Dr. Philip Huang, Dallas County Health & Human Services; Kate Zielke, North Central Texas Council of Governments; Gloria Smith, Dallas College; Jennifer Sanders, Dallas Innovation Alliance. Register on the website link below.

 

Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

"Ending Poverty to End Hunger in America: A Roadmap"

Courtney Collins, Senior Editor KERA News, in conversation with Joanne Samuel Goldblum and Colleen Shaddox, authors of Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding and Ending U.S. Poverty.

 

Oct. 1, 10 a.m. - noon

"Addressing Food Insecurity and Healthy Food Access: Dallas Area Initiatives and Best Practices"

A panel discussion with local practitioners and social innovators including Edward T. Rincón, Ph.D., author of The Culture of Research and Innovator of the Urban Site Location Dashboard; Owen Lynch, Co-Founder Restorative Farms.

Info: [email protected]

Tarrant Regional Water District: Trash Bash - Citywide

Sep 18 2021 - 8:00am to Sep 19 2021 - 5:00pm
Citywide TX

Each year tons of trash and debris from urban areas and roadsides wind up in the river after a rainfall. Help clean up our river during the Fall Trash Bash.

Online registration is now open. Join the 30th annual Tarrant Regional Water District Trash Bash the weekend of Sept. 18-19. Choose a location along the Trinity River or at an area lake. Bring a group, a friend or just yourself to clean up Fort Worth’s river and reservoirs.

Event Website: