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Affirming Abundance: Mexican American Culture, Abolition, and #LandBack – June Chapter Meeting

June Chapter Meeting – Zoom Only! Register For Zoom Meeting Join us via Zoom on Wednesday, June 1st! Affirming Abundance: Mexican American Culture, Abolition, and #LandBack In this lecture, Ybarra will reflect on the idea of wilderness and environmentalism for Mexican Americans. Ybarra’s new practice of birdwatching precipitates a question. Whereas in her scholarship and teaching she argues that Mexican Americans do not identify with conventional environmentalism or the idea of wilderness, how can she understand her new practice of paying attention to birds? In other words, what… Read More →

City Nature Challenge 2022 — April 29 to May 2! Mark the calendars! Tell your friends! Engage with nature!

Short message:  The City Nature Challenge is happening again this year on April 29 – May 2!  This event is all about getting the public engaged with nature.  If you’re able, go outside and make some iNaturalist observations, try to host an event, lead some training, or promote the city nature challenge through your platforms.  Longer message:  City Nature Challenge 2022 is April 29 – May 2!  All iNaturalist observations made within Dallas/Fort Worth (the ten counties that make up the DFW metroplex: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson,… Read More →

Marine fossils of North Texas and North Sulphur River with Mick Tune — April 6 Wed

Wednesday, April 6 Marine fossils of North Texas and North Sulphur River with Mick Tune Mick Tune, fossil enthusiast and frequent speaker for the Dallas Paleontology Society, will share his knowledge of the Cretaceous period marine megafossils such as mosasaurs and plesiosaurs from when North Texas was immersed in the Cretaceous Sea, also known as the Western Interior Seaway, This narrow, shallow sea that spanned from what is now the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean created the limestone, also called Austin chalk, that forms the bedrock… Read More →

March 2022 Chapter meeting: Mapping Landscapes on the Go

Wednesday, March 2: TEAMgo Ecological Mapping Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Landscape Ecology Program has developed a mobile version of TEAM (Texas Ecosystem Analytical Mapper) called TEAMgo to allow Texas citizens to utilize and contribute to the Ecological Mapping Systems of Texas (EMS) data on handheld devices. The TEAMgo application is a free, easy to use, interactive mapping tool accessible on a mobile phone that assists users in understanding Texas habitats and integrates vegetation data with land management and resource planning of all types.  So be sure to… Read More →