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Welcome to the Dallas Group of the Sierra Club

General Meeting Program - Tuesday, August 13, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

Critterman holding two animalsCritterman and His Animals - Live!
The live animals in this family friendly presentation will be engaging entertainment for children and adults alike.  Meet and learn about animals from around the world that can make you squirm!  We teach that these animals look the way to survive, not to scare anyone.

Critterman (aka Dave Kleven) has been a professional wildlife educator for more than 25 years.  His mission is to clear up misconceptions about, and to foster a healthy respect of and responsibility for, all living creatures with which we share the planet, and to get outside and explore it for yourself.  His animal care facility is home to over 50 non-releasable animals who were orphaned, injured, surplus, or cast off by previous owners.  These animals now act as ambassadors for their species.  It is Dave's belief that if an animal is capable of living in the wild, that is where it belongs.

Dave has appeared on various segments of The Most Extreme series which airs on Discovery Network's Animal Planet.  He and several Animal Ambassadors have made numerous appearances at events on Discovery Network's behalf.  He has had the good fortune to work with Jack Hanna, Steve Irwin, Jim Fowler from Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, Chris and Martin Kratt, and Jeff Corwin.  Besides his work as an educator, Dave is a member of American Association of Zoos and Aquariums, American Zoo Keepers Association, and sits on the education committee for the Zoological Association of America.  His two favorite outdoor experiences have been visits to Palo Duro Canyon and Yellowstone National Park.

Everyone is welcome.  FREE!  You don't have to be a Sierra Club member.  Just show up.  We'd love to meet you.

Our General Meeting starts at 7:00 pm, but come at 6:30 for snacks, information and fellowship.  Click over to our General Meeting page for more information and a map.

Pecos Wilderness Adventure, Northern New Mexico Bus Trip, August 29 - September 3

Pecos WildernessSign up now for a backpacking adventure in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico! This is a favorite location for its cool mountain air, roaring streams, wildlife and spectacular panoramas. Four trail itinerary options fan out to different parts of this vast basin preserve in Santa Fe National Forest. We provide transportation from Dallas to trailhead via chartered bus with professional drivers and trained volunteer backpacking leaders to bring you home safe, happy and inspired from four memorable days of backpacking and camping. It's a great value, but you will need to sign up soon. This trip usually fills up fast. Part of the trip price benefits the conservation and outings programs of the Dallas Sierra Club. Click here for details and registration forms.

General Meeting Program - Tuesday, September 10, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

Charles KruvandThe Wild Neches River
Charles Kruvand will share scenic photographs and engaging stories from his latest book: Riverwoods: Exploring the Wild Neches.  One of the last wild rivers in Texas, the 416 mile long Neches in east Texas is one of the few remaining hardwood river systems in the U.S.  Encompassing bottomland forests, the Neches reminds us of what we may lose if we don't protect and preserve natural areas for future generations.

Charles Kruvand is an Austin-based photographer and writer.  His photographs are featured in The Living Waters of Texas by Ken Kramer, and he is the recipient of the 2010 Art in Service to the Environment Award by the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club. 

Everyone is welcome.  FREE!  You don't have to be a Sierra Club member.  Just show up.  We'd love to meet you.

Our General Meeting starts at 7:00 pm, but come at 6:30 for snacks, information and fellowship.  Click over to our General Meeting page for more information and a map.

New Member Picnic - But Everyone is Invited!

New Member Picnic!  All Sierra Club Members welcome also.   
hotdogWhen: Sunday, September 29th, 2019.  From 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. 
Where: Churchill Park in Dallas; 7025 Churchill Way, Dallas TX 
What:  Lots of food, vegan and vegetarian and regular, lots of drinks, lots of prizes and free membership giveaways, and some fun and games. 

Join us for a fun gathering of people concerned about protecting the local and planetary environment.  There will be lots of random giveaways, rest assured, and some new Dallas Sierra Memberships to be distributed as well.  Please join us for a fun morning and lunchtime gathering. Bring your kids, dogs, ferrets, and whomever you consider your good friends, furry or feathered. 

Thanks and see you there.  Yes, we need volunteers, contact Ginger Bradley if you want to help - phone: 469-223-7902, or email: send email by clicking here.

General Meeting Program - Tuesday, October 8, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

The Earth on fireClimate Change, Health, and Social Justice: Humanity at the Crossroads
Climate Change is here and it is making us sick, but it's making some of us sicker than others. The World Health Organization states that "Climate Change is among the greatest health risks of the 21st Century."  But we can't talk about climate change, health and sustainability without addressing Social Justice.  Climate Change is undermining basic human rights, disproportionately affecting children, the elderly, poor, disabled, minority communities, as well as indigenous peoples.  The most affected are the least responsible for the causes of climate change and are adversely impacted based on their position in the power structure.  This presentation looks at climate change through the lens of the intersectionality of health and social justice.  The presenters:
Anthony J. Perri, MD, FACS has been a practicing urologist in Texas for more than 35 years.  He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Urology at UT Southwestern Medical School, a Climate Reality Leader, member of the DFW Climate Reality Chapter and Sierra Club.  He has a special interest in the impact of diet, lifestyle, nutrition and the environment on the incidence and progression of cancer as well as the genomic basis of the disease.
Dorothy G. Perri, MS, RN, NCSN, CNE has practiced nursing for over four decades as a critical care nurse, school nurse and professor of nursing, witnessing many impacts of climate change on health.  She has a special interest in advocating for children's health, was trained as a Climate Reality Leader, and is a member of the DFW Climate Reality Chapter, Texas Nurses Association, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) and Sierra Club.  As a nurse, she feels a duty to educate and protect the most vulnerable and our future generations from the threats of climate change.

Everyone is welcome. FREE!  You don't have to be a Sierra Club member. Just show up. We'd love to meet you.
Our General Meeting starts at 7:00 pm, but come at 6:30 for snacks, information and fellowship. Click over to our General Meeting page for more information and a map.

Dallas Sierra Club Outreach Speakers Program - Speakers for Your Group

The Dallas Sierra Club provides outdoor/environmental education in the form of entertaining and informative presentations by Dallas Sierra Club members

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Jul 17 No July Outings Committee Meeting

Jul 21-26 Backpack in Colorado

Jul 27 Community Nature Expo

Aug 4-11 Colorado Hiking and Camping

Aug 7 Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

Aug 13 Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

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