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Nature at Night

November 2, 2022 Chapter Meeting Nature at Night Register for ZOOM meeting On Wednesday, November 2nd, our speakers Sam Kieschnick, Rachel Richter, Michael Smith, and Jake Poinsett will explore how nocturnal wildlife species are adapted to nocturnal living and what the impact of light (or noise) pollution has on them. These initial inquiries will spark an extended discussion and Q&A session. Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zUM2naAzRj6MuK1iwJA3Pw Schedule: 6:30 Camera Roll and Socializing 7:00 Introduction and Announcements 7:20 Featured Presentation 8:45 Adjournment Join us at Dallas College Brookhaven Campus, Building H, Room… Read More →

Protecting Dark Skies for Humans & Wildlife – Meeting 10-5-22

October 5, 2022 Chapter Meeting Protecting Dark Skies for Humans & Wildlife Register for ZOOM meeting Wednesday, October 5, 2022, our speaker,  Karen McGraw, Ed.D., will talk about how almost every living thing on our planet uses the cycle of light and dark to trigger life processes.   Artificial Light at Night (ALAN) and light pollution interrupts this cycle. This program will help us understand the effects of light pollution on living things, including ourselves, and how we can protect dark skies for humans and wildlife. Participants will take… Read More →

Native Plants and their Role within the Municipal Water Reuse Ecosystem

September 7, 2022 Chapter Meeting Native Plants and their Role within the Municipal Water Reuse Ecosystem Register for ZOOM meeting Wednesday, September 7, 2022, our speaker, Carol Garrison will discuss how native plants play a vital role in the East Fork Water Reuse Project. This photograph-intensive presentation will provide an overview of the project including its unique partnership with the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center.  Carol will focus on several native plants with specific attention to their water cleaning properties, value to the local ecosystem, and their possible… Read More →

September Monthly Meeting: Talking Dirt with Lorelei Stierlen

Register For the Zoom Meeting Talking Dirt with Lor Stierlen This class will introduce students to the history and fundamental principles of soil science (pedology). We then dive into the detail of the soils of the Blackland Prairie in detail. There is an outdoor lab which takes approximately 30 minutes. Students will be expected to make field observations, test pH and perform texturing of the soil to determine what the soil type is. This presentation includes a hands-on soil lab including pre-meeting homework and a soil survey. Please… Read More →