Sep 18 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

EarthX: Congress of Conferences - Call for Speakers (Deadline Sept. 30)

Sep 8 2023 - 8:00am to Sep 30 2023 - 5:00pm

All submissions are welcome. We encourage sustainability leaders, environmental executives, business and industry leaders, researchers, academics, government officials, ecosystem leaders, nonprofit organizations, innovators, entrepreneurs, visionary rising stars, and C-suite professionals across a breadth of environmental and business disciplines to apply.

The Built Environment, April 22-24
• The Future of Energy
• Climate Resilience and Adaption
• The Circular Economy
• Sustainable Cities, Innovation and Investment

The Natural Environment, April 24-26
• The Impact of the 2024 Election on Environmental Policy
• New Approaches to Wildlife and Ocean Conservation
• The Future of Food and Agriculture
• Biodiversity and Climate Markets

8th Annual E-Capital Summit, April 23-25
• Industry-Leading Sustainability Investment & Innovation Summit
• 2023 Theme: Making the Business, Investment and Political Case for Sustainability and Clean Technology

See application on website link below.

Native Plant Society of Texas, Dallas Chapter: Pollination 301: A Deeper Dive on Pollination Pairings - Dallas

Sep 18 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:15pm
Gaston Christian Center’s Fellowship Hall
8515 Greenville Avenue,
Dallas , TX

Nancy Wilson presents "Pollination 301: A Deeper Dive on Pollination Pairings."

 

Perhaps you have mastered the basics of butterflies. Or maybe you have learned a bit about bees. You know that hummers hover. Now you are ready for a deeper understanding of what makes plants and pollinators pair up so well. Come learn the magic of nature and the surprising ways certain pollinators are specifically suited for the plants they pollinate.

If you already have a pollinator garden, you can find new joy in it. If you are new to pollinator paradise, you will be eager to start watching nature in action.

This talk was inspired by a simple request by Texas A&M to look for bees in the garden. That launched years of observing and learning about the special features of plants and animals and why it is so important to provide for them in our gardens and open spaces.

Speaker Biography: Nancy Wilson is a Dallas County Master Gardener, Texas Master Naturalist and Native Plant Society volunteer. She has been learning about native plants and pollinators since 1998, but with more concerted effort over the last five years.

If you can't attend in person, Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83725236133?pwd=MnRoZlRWMEd4ZENkaXdjalpkRFFIdz09

Texas Master Naturalists, Cross Timbers Chapter: 'Wild DFW' - Fort Worth

Sep 18 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

Wild DFW author Amy Martin will speak.