Author Archives: Tim Gibson

Chapter Meeting – Wednesday, May 1st, 2024

Take My Breath Away: Air Quality and the Environment Ozone, cement batch plants, Shingle Mountain – all are headline topics about air quality in Dallas.  The quality of air that we breathe and, consequently, our health depends on the neighborhoods where we live, especially for children. Exposure to particulate matter in polluted air can contribute to lung and heart disease.  A national leader in urban asthma research, Dr. Barry Lachman will discuss how research results and community involvement can impact policy to improve health disparities in Dallas. Dr…. Read More →

Chapter Meeting – Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024

How Spending Time in Nature Can Boost Mental Health and Save the Planet:   Explore the profound mental health benefits of immersing oneself in nature. Research has shown that spending time in natural environments can have a positive impact on overall well-being and significantly improve mental health. The presentation highlights the “Wellness in Nature” program, offered by the Elm Fork Chapter, which specifically caters to individuals with memory loss and their caregivers in the community. Through a combination of guided nature activities and therapeutic interventions, the program aims… Read More →

March 6, 2024 Chapter Meeting & March 10th Birding Opportunity at TRAC

Discovering the Joy of Birding Spending time in nature is essential for our well-being and we are genetically inclined to prefer nature, having spent thousands of years of evolution before the development of modern cities. Humans have evolved with birds and their songs and seeing birds in nature makes us happy because when they are thriving, we are reassured that we can also thrive.   In north Texas, we are lucky in that we live within a major migration flyway and we have lots of opportunities to see unique… Read More →

NTMN Winter Awards Banquet: Wednesday, February 7th

Please join us at Texas Discovery Gardens, in the Grand Hall for the NTMN Winter Awards Banquet in lieu of our normal February Chapter Meeting on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Registration/doors open at 6:00 p.m. Help us celebrate the accomplishments of the year and the 25th anniversary of our chapter. Bring a potluck dish to share while you catch up with old friends and make some new ones! HOW TO RSVP: Please RSVP by Saturday, February 2nd via this link: FOOD, DRINKS,… Read More →