Apr 29 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...

 

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

iNaturalist: City Nature Challenge - DFW (April 29-May 2)

Apr 29 2022 - 7:00am to May 2 2022 - 11:45pm
DFW TX

Join Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Master Naturalists, the Nature Conservancy, the Audubon Society and many others in a fun challenge to see which city can document the most species during April 29 - May 2. It is easy to participate by joining an event or making observations on your own using the iNaturalist app.

With the iNaturalist app, you just take a picture of a plant or animal, and the community will help identify, which species it is. Any observation in the greater metropolitan area of Dallas/Fort Worth will count during the four day challenge. You can participate by exploring the life in your backyard, in your local park, or on a field trip with your local naturalist group. You can also help with IDs for other people's observations to increase our species count, come to a bioblitz, or even hold your own event!

The City Nature Challenge is organized by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and California Academy of Sciences.

Info: Sam.kieschnick@tpwd.texas.gov 

Dallas College: Father of Environmental Justice Sees Hope Amid Despair - Online

Apr 29 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online TX

Environmental justice embraces the principle that all people and communities have a right to equal protection and equal enforcement of environmental laws and regulations. Dr. Robert D. Bullard is described as the father of environmental justice because he has been on the front lines of the environmental justice movement for more than 40 years.

Dr. Bullard will share his knowledge, experiences, and insights on the future of the environmental justice movement. This special event is jointly sponsored by Dallas College’s Offices of Sustainability and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Speaker: Dr. Robert D. Bullard, Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning at the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School

Register on the website link below.