March 1, 2021

Lights Out Texas: Statewide (March 1-June 15)

Mar 1 2021 - 11:00pm to Jun 15 2021 - 6:00am

Lights Out Texas launched last spring, led by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The program encourages homeowners, building managers and businesses to turn out outdoor lights from March 1 to June 15  from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. during the spring bird migration in Texas. Turning off interior lights or closing drapes and shutters will also help to reduce light pollution. The peak migration window is between April 19 to May 7.

 

May 6, 2021

Fort Worth Botanic Garden/BRIT: Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects - Fort Worth (May 6-Aug. 6)

May 6 2021 - 8:00am to Aug 1 2021 - 6:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

Be amazed this summer at the award-winning exhibition by artist Sean Kenney. Kenney uses simple toy blocks to craft plants and animals, birds and insects, playing with our idea of scale and inviting a sense of wonder.

Free with admission.

May 13, 2021

Native Prairies Association of Texas: Prairie Bird-a-Thon - Online (May 13-June 14)

May 13 2021 - 7:00am to Jun 14 2021 - 11:45pm
Online TX

Support threatened bird populations and the habitat preservation work of NPAT. Just pledge a selected amount to donate per number of birds counted over a four week period. Pledges can be made from May 13 through June 14.

June 12, 2021

North Texas Water Garden Society: 30th Annual Tour of Ponds - DFW (June 12-13)

Jun 12 2021 - 10:00am to Jun 13 2021 - 11:00pm
See map for locations TX

The 30th Annual Tour of Ponds is a two-day self-guided tour of 36 members ponds all across the entire Metroplex. The tour also consists of several ponds that are on the enchanted night tour that are open till 11 p.m. 

June 14, 2021

Dallas College: New StoryMap Tools for Riveting Presentations - Online

Jun 14 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Online TX

Want your students/classmates to be excited about your presentation? Switch to StoryMaps for an immersive experience that you can share in the classroom. ArcGIS has added some exciting new options: swipes, galleries, floating media, setting story language and navigation.

Presenter: Lori Delacruz Lewis, assistant director of sustainability for education at Dallas College.

Info: [email protected]

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Texas Bison Herd at Caprock Canyons - Fort Worth

Jun 14 2021 - 7:00pm
Texas Wesleyan University
3021 E. Rosedale St Baker Bldg, NW corner of Rosedale and Wesleyan
Fort Worth , TX

Donald Beard, Park Superintendent at Caprock Canyons State Park, is responsible for the management of the Official Bison Herd of the State of Texas. 

The meeting will take place in person and will also be available on Zoom

June 15, 2021

ACTION ALERT! Liveable Arlington: EPA Listening Tour - Online

Jun 15 2021 - 11:00am to Jun 17 2021 - 8:00pm
Online TX

The EPA will hold three virtual listening sessions to take public input on the Agency’s upcoming regulations for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry using a web conference platform.

These rules are critical for Arlington because of the large number of gas wells here, and because Total is drilling and fracking more gas wells next to preschools, homes, and medical offices. Please participate and represent our community. We will post more information on how this impacts us all soon.

The listening sessions will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. CDT over three days. Each day will focus on different stakeholder groups; however, you may register to speak on *any day*.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021: Focus on Industry and Non-Governmental Organizations

Wednesday, June 16, 2021: Focus on Communities, Environmental Justice Stakeholders and Tribes

Thursday, June 17, 2021: Focus on States, Local Governments and Small Businesses

REGISTER BY JUNE 9 HERE:

https://www.epa.gov/.../oil-and-natural-gas-public-listening

Friends of the Southwest Nature Preserve: How Wildlife Survives in the City - Zoom

Jun 15 2021 - 7:00pm
Zoom TX

It’s not easy to be a wild animal living in the city. Human development creates many challenges for wildlife and they must find a way to adapt in order to persist. In spite of this, our communities are filled with amazing species and breathtaking natural areas that are worthy of celebration and protection. This presentation will discuss the unique dynamics of urban ecosystems, how the fascinating creatures that live in urban areas manage to survive, and why they are so important.

Presenter: Rachel Richter, Urban Wildlife Biologist for Texas Parks and Wildlife in DFW

June 17, 2021

Green Source On the Air: Green Juneteenth - Zoom

Jun 17 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Zoom TX

We'll discuss environmental justice through the lens of race. Guests include Ernest McMillan, Dallas activist and winner of the Green Source DFW Environmental Justice Award in 2019. In addition, Collin Yarbrough, a graduate student at SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering, will talk about his work on the Environmental Injustice Archive, a collaborative project between Downwinders at Risk, SMU Sustainability and Development Program, Paul Quinn’s Urban Research Initiative, and the Clinton Global Initiative University. Others guests TBA.

June 18, 2021

Friends of the Southwest Nature Preserve: Bats of the Area and How to Find Them - Arlington

Jun 18 2021 - 7:00pm
Southwest Nature Preserve
5201 Bowman Springs Rd
Arlington , TX

Local bat enthusiasts Ellen Ravkind and Anne Alderfer along with bat expert Kate Rugroden from the Bat World Sanctuary will provide the program. Kate will talk about the bats in this area and the role the sanctuary plays in education and rehabilitation. Then Ellen will educate us on the echo location devices from Wildlife Acoustics (Echo Meter Touch 2) as a prolog to Ellen and Anne leading a hike looking for bats.

Wear sturdy shoes or boots, maybe bring bug spray and water, and especially a good flashlight or headlamp with fresh batteries. The walk back will be in the dark, so a good light will be essential. 

Event Website:

June 24, 2021

Women in the Environment: Gray to Green Infrastructure - Online

Jun 24 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online TX

Join in as we delve into the role sustainability has in the built environment. Gray to Green Infrastructure: Applying sustainability to infrastructure – the practice of incorporating natural resources such as vegetation in the capture/reduction of stormwater runoff into design and construction projects in place of traditional hard infrastructure such as pipes and concrete channels to collect and convey the stormwater. This sustainable approach to design reduces waste, saves money, and promotes better environmental quality.

Presenter: Natalie Chaney, PE, ENV SP
Municipal Services & Sustainability Team Lead
RPS | North America

Free. Register on website link below.

August 12, 2021

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: Water Saving Seminar - Fort Worth

Aug 12 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University Dr
Fort Worth , TX

Note: This is an in-person event

Using less water is not only good for the environment; it is also great for saving money on your water bill. The seminar series, taught by local and regional experts, covers a wide variety of landscape and gardening topics each year. Fort Worth Water Conservation staff attend each seminar in case you have questions about Fort Worth outdoor watering requirements and conservation programs.

Link to registration on website below.

August 28, 2021

River Legacy Living Science Center: Owl Prowl - Arlington

Aug 28 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
River Legacy Living Science Center
703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington , TX

Take a night hike as we explore and learn about the owls in our ecosystem. More details and sign up info coming soon and will be found on website link below.

October 23, 2021

City of Plano: Waterwise Landscape Tour - Plano

Oct 23 2021 - 10:00am

The WaterWise Landscape Tour is a free, self-guided tour of beautiful, sustainable Plano landscapes that thrive in the summer heat. Locations include five featured yards and the Environmental Education Center’s demonstration garden.

You’ll discover attractive, drought-tolerant plants and so much more. The featured yards are each unique and at various stages of maturity. Their owners look forward to sharing their stories, experiences and best practices, as do the enthusiastic volunteers who will be present to answer your questions.