Oct 6 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.

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

NCTCOG: DFW High-Speed Transportation Study - Online Public Comment (Deadline Oct. 10)

Sep 10 2023 - 8:00am to Oct 10 2023 - 5:00pm
Online TX

The public recently had several opportunities to weigh in on plans to connect Fort Worth, Arlington and Dallas with high-speed rail service. The North Central Texas Council of Governments held a series of four open houses in August and September to gauge the opinions of potential users of the system.

There is still time for the public to weigh in on the project before the end of the 30-day comment period. Comment here by Oct. 10 to provide feedback on the Fort Worth-to-Dallas line.

The formal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process of the Dallas-Fort Worth High-Speed Transportation Connections Study is set to kick off soon, during which the environmental and social impacts of the proposed route, which mostly follows Interstate Highway 30, will be evaluated. The NEPA process must be completed within a year of its start date. Once the line has been environmentally cleared, it will be easier to begin discussing funding mechanisms. Ultimately, the project could include some combination of public- and private-sector funds.



George W. Bush Presidential Center: Native Texas Park Tours - Dallas (Sept 30 - Nov. 18)

Sep 30 2023 - 10:00am to Nov 18 2023 - 11:00am
George W. Bush Presidential Center
2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas , TX

The 15-acre Laura W. Bush Native Texas Park is open daily for self-guided tours from sunrise until sunset 365 days a year. Pets are welcome. Embark on either a self-guided or group tour through the beautiful and sustainable park, building and grounds.

Guided tours will be available for free every Saturday at 10 a.m. starting Sept. 30 through Nov. 18. Weather permitting.

Tours begin in the Freedom Plaza by the fountain.

Free. Sign up on the website link below.

Texas Conservation Alliance: Native Plant Sale - Dallas

Oct 6 2023 - 10:00am to Oct 7 2023 - 3:00pm
Wild Birds Unlimited - East Dallas
5708 Abrams Rd.
Dallas , TX

Texas Conservation Alliance is partnering with Wild Birds Unlimited (East Dallas location) to host a native plant sale.

As the temperature drops, this is the best time to establish Texas native plants in your garden spaces. TCA’s Fall Native Plant sale features a variety of native perennial wildflowers and grasses. Native plants need little water and require no artificial fertilizers to flourish and they provide food and shelter for wildlife.

All proceeds go toward TCA’s habitat restoration projects. Your purchase helps pollinators and enable TCA to put more natives in the ground.

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 6-7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m

Plant List will be provided when the date gets closer. 

Info: [email protected]

Texas Women's University: Environmental Science and Civic Engagement - Denton

Oct 6 2023 - 11:00am to 1:30pm
Texas Woman's University
304 Administration Drive
Denton , TX

Environmental Science & Civic Engagement

Hosted by Texas Woman’s University, School of the Sciences

Event Description

Participate in a discussion about the connections between science research, business, and local policy at The Jane Nelson Institute for Women's Leadership at Texas Woman's University and tour the Science Research Commons building and Butterfly Gardens on October 6, 2023.

Pioneering in Environmental Science. Texas Woman’s University now offers Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Environmental Science and Environmental Chemistry.

Schedule of the Event

The first part of the event will be networking at the Sue S. Bancroft Women’s Leadership Hall, followed by lunch and a presentation. After the presentation, we will tour the Science Research Commons and Butterfly Garden outside the Ann Stuart Science Complex.

For the presentation:

• 11 a.m. - Networking at Sue S. Bancroft Women’s Leadership Hall Exhibit

• 11:20 a.m. - Lunch and presentation/panel discussion

• Tour - 12:30 p.m.-  ScienceResearch Commons & Butterfly Garden (ASSC)

• Walk Back - 1:20 p.m. - Back to Jane Nelson Institute for Women.


National Solar Tour: Bill Byrom Home - Irving

Oct 6 2023 - 1:00pm to Oct 8 2023 - 2:00pm
Bill Byrom Home
1025 Lane St.
Irving , TX

NTREG member and Irving resident Bill Byrom is hosting an open house to show off his recently completely state-of-the-art energy efficient home.

Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct.8, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.