May 14 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.

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

EarthX Film Festival (May 12-15)

May 12 2022 - 12:00pm to May 15 2022 - 10:00pm
Dallas Arts District
Downtown
Dallas , TX

Hosted by Dallas-based EarthX, the 6th annual environmental film festival is screening 24 features and 54 shorts, music, art installations, panel discussions, and more. See schedule.

Cost: Weekend passes start at $99/students, $200/general admission and $500/patrons. Single day pass is $60. Single showcase screening is $25. Ticket info.

The Native Prairies Association of Texas: Prairie Seekers Toolbox Series - Cooke County

May 14 2022 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Leo Ranch Cooke County , TX

The Native Prairies Association of Texas is hosting a Prairie Seekers Toolbox field training on Saturday, May 14, in partnership with the Dixon Water Foundation. The Prairie Seekers Toolbox is a five-part educational series designed to build identification skills and ecological knowledge of prairies. Each event can be attended as a standalone, and participation in all events is not required.

Prairie Seekers is a citizen science program that trains volunteers how to assess prairie condition and helps NPAT identify conservation priorities. Registration is $35 and all proceeds support the new North Texas Outreach & Stewardship Program.

Info: Dr. Carly Aulicky at carly_aulicky@texasprairie.org.

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2022 Competition by UNT - Dallas

May 14 2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Vickery Park Branch Library
8333 Park Lane
Dallas , TX

Presenter: Hassan Qandil Ph.D., Department of Mechanical & Energy Engineering, University of North Texas

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LLELA: BBQ & Bluegrass Fundraiser - Lewisville

May 14 2022 - 12:00pm
Lewisville , TX
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