Apr 24 2022

Lights Out Texas (March 1-June 15)

Mar 1 2022 - 11:00pm to Jun 15 2022 - 6:00am

Lights Out Texas is a campaign of education, awareness, and action that focuses on turning out lights at night during the spring and fall migrations to help protect the billions of migratory birds that fly over Texas annually.

Lights Out Texas advocates say darkening city skies is most crucial during spring migration's peak, from April 22 to around May 12.

North Texas Unitarian Universalist Congregations: Ned Fritz Scholarship - Deadline May 1

Apr 1 2022 - 7:00am to May 1 2022 - 5:00pm
Online TX

Honoring long-time Unitarian Universalist and environmental activist Ned Fritz, these scholarships have been awarded to graduating high school seniors who attend a Unitarian Universalist congregation in North Texas. Meant for students who intend to study environmental subjects, or related fields, working toward a career focused on improving, protecting, or preserving the environment. 

Members of First Unitarian in Dallas, where Ned attended and sang in the choir, are crowdfunding and creating a tribute site to Ned and his wife Genie: https://nedfritz.com/

More info about scholarship here: https://ntuuc.org/dollars-cents/scholarships

Apply here: https://i4h3j7u7.rocketcdn.me/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Fritz-scholarsh...

 

EarthX - Dallas (April 20-24)

Apr 20 2022 - 10:00am to Apr 24 2022 - 6:00pm
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
650 S Griffin St
Dallas , TX

The 11th annual event aims to bring together world leaders, government officials, NGOs, scientists, business executives, youth advocates, educators and experts to inspire action toward a more sustainable future worldwide.

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Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Spring Japanese Festival - Fort Worth

Apr 23 2022 - 9:00am to Apr 24 2022 - 5:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

Celebrate spring in the Japanese Garden while exploring the arts and culture of Japan. Hosted in cooperation with the Fort Worth Japanese Society, the festival includes cultural demonstrations, performances, unique shopping opportunities and traditional foods.

Tickets are included with the price of Botanic Garden admission ($12) and can be purchased at the door or online on the website link below.

Members receive free entry but can register in advance.

UPDATE: Due to the weather forecaset for heavy rain on Sunday, the event has been canceled for Sunday only.

The Nature Conservancy: Clymer Meadow Preserve Tours - Celeste (April 23-June 18)

Apr 23 2022 - 9:00am to Jun 18 2022 - 12:00pm
Tours will meet at different locations – information will be sent with RSVP confirmation.  Celeste , TX

Walk among the wildflowers during our Spring Tours of the Clymer Meadow Preserve. Don’t miss your chance to visit this picturesque 1,450-acre preserve, which contains one of the last remnants of the Blackland Prairie— an imperiled ecosystem comprised of numerous bird, butterfly and wildflower species. You’ll immerse yourself in the beauty and color of true Texas prairie while learning about the history and ecology of our native grasslands. Grab your binoculars and camera, pack a picnic lunch, and get back to nature.

You have four opportunities to visit the Preserve:

9 a.m. - April 23 – Celebrate Earth Day on the Prairie!    RSVP by 4/18
9 a.m. - May 14 – Dickcissel Spring Tour    RSVP by 5/9
9 a.m. - May 21 – Spring Wildflower Tour (36th Year!)   RSVP by 5/16
8 a.m. - June 18 – Prairie Rose Tour    RSVP by 6/13

Tours will meet at different locations – information will be sent with RSVP confirmation. We recommend wearing a hat, long pants and closed-toed shoes. You may also wish to bring insect repellent, sunscreen, a hat, binoculars, camera, lunch, and a water bottle. Tours are rain or shine!

RSVP: Brandon Belcher, North Texas Preserves Manager, at 903-752-0676 or Brandon.Belcher@tnc.org

Paul Quinn College: Environmental Justice Symposium - Dallas (April 23-24)

Apr 23 2022 - 9:00am to Apr 24 2022 - 3:00pm
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
650 S. Griffin
Dallas , TX

Saturday, April 23, 9-5 pm: Saturday will be a day long series of workshops and panels at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center. There will be two tracks: Environmental Justice and Land Use Planning, ending with a discussion about ForwardDallas and the city's plans to address environmental injustices through this update. The schedule and speakers for Saturday are available below.

Sunday, April 24 9-3 p.m.: Sunday will focus on highway infrastructure and environmental justice, also at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center.

Friends of Oak Cliff Parks: Bug Walk - Dallas

Apr 24 2022 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Kiest Conservation Area
2324 W Kiest Blvd.
Dallas , TX

Join us for a walk through the native prairie meadow at the Kiest Conservation Area in Oak Cliff. Our guide is John Watts, respected guest speaker on insects, and the man who keeps the Texas Discovery Garden’s Butterfly House stocked with beautiful butterflies.

John was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida where, at the age of six, he developed an early interest in insects. He got his Masters Degree from the University of Florida  in entomology where he specialized in insect husbandry. He has worked at the Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Nature and Science and Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center in Westminster, Colorado. With over 20 years of experience and an inordinate fondness for nature in general, he will be sharing his wealth of knowledge on our walk through the Kiest Conservation Area.

Contact: info@friendsofoakcliffparks.org