Sep 7 2023

Lights Out Texas: Fall Migration (Aug. 15 - Nov. 30)

Aug 15 2023 - 11:00pm to Nov 30 2023 - 6:00am
Texas TX

​Lights Out Texas is a campaign to turn off lights at night between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. during spring and fall wildbird migrations to help protect nocturnally migrating birds.

Originally launched in 2017 by Houston Audubon, Lights Out Texas has grown statewide and is facilitated by Audubon Texas in collaboration with conservation non-profits, universities, governmental organizations and Texans dedicated to the conservation of birds.

The full fall migration starts Aug. 15 and ends on Nov. 30.
The peak fall migration is Sept. 6 through Oct. 29.

North Texas Giving Day - Online (Deadline Sept. 21)

Sep 1 2023 - 7:00am to Sep 21 2023 - 11:45pm
Online TX

Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day is an 18-hour online giving event designed to empower every person to give back to their community. Choose among hundreds of local nonprofits to donate to, including dozens of environmental and animal welfare groups. Matching funds are used to encourage donations. Early donations welcome too.

City of Arlington: Value of Water Mini Poster Contest - Deadline Oct. 13

Sep 5 2023 - 8:00am to Oct 13 2023 - 5:00pm

The contest is for students who live or attend school in Arlington. Entries are due Oct. 13 and winners will be announced Oct. 19. One winner in each age group will receive water-themed books, fun STEAM-related kits, and other fun prizes.

Visit the website for more information on:

    •    Contest rules 

    •    Printable contest flyer

    •    Printables for pre-K students (From the EPA's WaterSense website)

    •    Resources for parents and educators

Meadows Center for Water and the Environment: Climate Science, The Good, The Bad and The Wicked - San Marcos

Sep 7 2023 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Texas State University
LBJ Ballroom
San Marcos , TX

To define and address the unique climate change challenges in Texas, The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment is hosting the “Climate Science: The Good, The Bad, and The Wicked” conference. Climate issues are considered "wicked" problems due to the complex, diverse and collaborative approach that is needed to solve them.

Scientists, practitioners, educators, policy makers and concerned individuals are gathering to tackle these problems head on. This is the just the beginning of many ongoing conversations needed to address these life-threatening issues, and an annual conference by the Meadows Center is part of the plan. 

Early Bird Professional Registration (Jun. 1-Aug. 17): $110
Professional Registration (Aug. 17-Sept. 3): $150
Student Registration (Jun. 1-Sept. 3): $60

UTA School of Architecture: The Planning and Designing Nature-Based Strategies for Climate-Sensitive Urban Environments - Arlington

Sep 7 2023 - 12:00pm to 8:00pm
UT Arlington
CAPPA Gallery
Arlington , TX

The Planning and Designing Nature-Based Strategies for Climate-Sensitive Urban Environments.

This is the Launch Event of the much-anticipated 2024 Open City Conference: Resilient Futures is coming up in September. This launch event marks the beginning of an ambitious and forward-thinking initiative hosted by UTA's College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs in collaboration with the US Army Corps of Engineers. With a focus on nature-based solutions and resilience, this collaboration seeks to create a platform for experts from various disciplines to deliberate on the future of our cities in the face of climate sensitivity.

The launch event will occur at the CAPPA Gallery on Sept. 7, 2023, from noon to 1:30 p.m. This is an open invitation to the panelist presentations and afternoon lunch. It will feature an engaging panel discussion from experts in diverse fields, including architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, civil engineering, public policy, and sustainability. The panelists will share their insights and explore innovative approaches to address the challenges posed by climate change within the context of urban planning and design.

Later in the evening, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., there will be an evening forum: The DFW ASLA Climate Action Plan Forum, introduced by Diane Jones Allen and Ms. Sarah Fitzgerald. This forum will provide an opportunity for more in-depth discussions and insights into the Climate Action Plan.

Tarrant Regional Water District: Creating a Home Wildflower Patch - Online

Sep 7 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Online TX

Create a low maintenance feature in your home landscape that supports local pollinators and looks beautiful by planting wildflowers.

Do you have an area of your yard that stays dry or gets neglected? A wildflower patch is the perfect solution! Have beautiful wildflowers blooming year-round with little to no care.

Learn about: 

• Benefits of wildflowers

• Choosing the right plants 

• Prepping the area 

• Maintenance

Get ideas and inspiration to create an outstanding feature in your North Texas yard!

This is a free online event. Registration info on the website link below.

Native Plant Society of Texas, North Central Texas Chapter: Author Amy Martin on 'Wild DFW' - Fort Worth & Online

Sep 7 2023 - 6:30pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd Rose Rm
Fort Worth , TX

Amy Martin highlights new book; Wild DFW: Explore the Amazing Nature Around Dallas-Fort Worth.

In-person and on Zoom.

6:15 p.m. Social
6:30 p.m. Business
7 p.m. Speaker



Trinity River Audubon Center: Swift Night Out - Dallas

Sep 7 2023 - 7:15pm to 8:15pm
Trinity River Audubon Center
6500 Great Trinity Forest Way
Dallas , TX

​Help the Trinity River Audubon Center count migrating chimney swifts and other birds as they travel south.