Nov 6 2021

Perot Museum: The Shape of Matter Through an Artist's Eye - Dallas (Oct. 21-April 20)

Oct 21 2021 - 10:00am to Apr 20 2022 - 5:00pm
The Perot Museum
2201 N. Field Street
Dallas , TX

Showcasing the jewelry creations of renowned designer extraordinaire Paula Crevoshay, The Shape of Matter – Through An Artist’s Eye exhibit will open at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science Oct. 21, 2021, and run through April 20, 2022.

As part of the Perot Museum’s commitment to create enticing content that inspires minds through nature and science, this exhibit provides an innovative look at how nature and art connect.

In addition to approximately 70 pieces inspired by nature, including a world museum debut, The Shape of Matter – Through An Artist’s Eye will include loose gems and minerals, all displayed within their respective crystal systems. The exhibition illuminates the link between minerals, gems and jewelry while providing a path to learn more about intricate crystal structures.

Museum general admission is $20 for adults (13-64), $13 for youth (2-12) and $18 for seniors (65+). Museum general admission is free for members. Children under 2 are always free.

City of McKinney: Wilson Creek Tree Planting - McKinney

Nov 6 2021 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Details TBA McKinney , TX

Volunteers needed! Plant trees to protect water quality and restore Wilson Creek to its natural beauty.

• Reusable water bottles & goody bags for the first 200 volunteers to arrive.

• Shuttle bus transportation to/from McKinney Greens. Parking is located at the Collin County Appraisal District building.

• Students needing service hours can have their forms signed by a board member the day of the event.

• Portable restrooms available.

• After registration, event day details will be communicated via e-mail from the McKinney Parks Foundation closer to the event day.

 

City of Coppell: Fall Frolic - Coppell

Nov 6 2021 - 11:00am to 1:30pm
Coppell Nature Park
367 Freeport Parkway
Coppell , TX

The Biodiversity Education Center hosts the 5th Annual Fall Frolic and Arbor Day event, which celebrates nature with hands-on activities along the trail system at Coppell Nature Park. This year, the mile-long nature walk will have activity stations for young explorers to celebrate the four seasons.

- Family friendly activities

- Wildflower Seeding of the Blackland Prairie 

- Celebrate Arbor Day 

- Family Friendly Hiking 

Fort Worth Audubon Society: A Kingdom of Birds, Birding in Saudi Arabia - Zoom

Nov 6 2021 - 11:00am
Zoom TX

Speaker: Gregory Askew

This is a live (not recorded) presentation. 

Situated where three biogeographical realms meet and transected by three major flyways, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia boasts a rich avian diversity that belies its popular image as a vast, empty desert. With over 500 species recorded to date, almost two dozen of which are endemic or near-endemic to the Arabian Peninsula, the once-famously closed kingdom is now the best destination to experience such iconic Arabian birds as Philby’s Partridge, Arabian Woodpecker, Asir Magpie, Yemen Thrush, and Yemen Linnet.  Yet, no matter where you find yourself in Saudi, great birding abounds.

Join Zoom Meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8174964437?pwd=MmhabFFsQXpQb1d1THA4Y2N2OGtVUT09

Meeting ID: 817 496 4437

Passcode: 941033

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Friends of Southwest Nature Preserve: 8th Anniversary - Arlington

Nov 6 2021 - 2:00pm
Southwest Nature Preserve
5201 Bowman Springs Road
Arlington , TX

Commemorating the 8th Anniversary of the newly re-named Sheri Capehart Nature Preserve.

The recent history of the preserve starts in 2005, when The Trust for Public Land, partnering with the City of Arlington, purchased the land from a housing developer. The trust held the land until Arlington voters passed a bond package.  It took years of restoration and improvements before the facility opened to the public in 2013. 

Jim Frisinger will lead a walk to the north edge of the preserve and explain the project to restore the prairie in that area, describing the decisions we're making on what should be encouraged and protected and what steps we are taking to help this prairie area thrive. The walk will be in-person from the parking lot, adding a Facebook Live broadcast when the group arrives at the north prairie. 

Refreshments will be served after the hikers return to the parking lot.