Sep 22 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, 

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,, 817-459-6618

North Texas Community Cleanup Challenge - DFW (Thru Oct. 31)

Sep 1 2021 - 8:00am to Oct 31 2021 - 5:00pm

The North Texas Community Cleanup Challenge is a friendly competition among North Texas communities to see who can pick up the most litter per resident from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31, 2021. Communities, churches, boy scouts, girl scouts, companies, activists, or just ordinary citizens can organize litter cleanup events or simply log existing events and efforts as they occur. At the end of the contest, the community with the most litter cleaned up per resident will recieve the North Texas Community Cleanup award that they can proudly display in their city hall. Each year the trophy will move from community to community, each adding their name to the legacy of litter cleanup efforts.

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.


FWBG & BRIT: Capturing Calm: Landscape Studies in the Japanese Gardens - Fort Worth

Sep 22 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

Join artist Brenda Ciardiello as she leads students in composing and painting watercolor studies inspired by the serene atmosphere and landscape of the Japanese Garden. Open to all levels, and perfect for the beginner, this workshop includes a brief review of materials and basic techniques in watercolor. 

Cost: $65/$55 member

Women in the Environment: Bat World Workshop - Grapevine

Sep 22 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
OIG (Office Interiors Group)
430 South Main Street
Grapevine , TX

Come out to enjoy snacks, white sangria, and learn about our local bat population! The recipes come straight out of the "Bats in The Pantry" cookbook and a copy will be given away at the event.

Kate will have artifacts and specimens from around the world on display and will be signing copies of her book.

Cost: $10-$15

Keep Grapevine Beautiful: DFW Airport's Sustainability and Food Waste Solutions - Zoom

Sep 22 2021 - 7:00pm
Zoom TX

In addition to the airport’s net-zero emissions 2030 target, their food waste program and others reflect the airport’s efforts to be a good neighbor to Grapevine. Attend this month’s lecture to learn more.

Register on website link below.