Event Programming


2015 - Event Programming

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Green Speaker Series

Shawna CoronadoShawna Coronado

Saturday, April 25, 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Shawna Coronado is an author, columnist, blogger, photographer, and spokesperson dedicated to speaking internationally on living a green lifestyle, organic gardening, and culinary arts. Coronado’s ultimate goal through all of her work is to better the world through community involvement and simple green living. 


A Bed Over My Head

A Bed Over My Head

Sunday, April 26, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Back by popular demand, Tiny House Enthusiast Beth Ann “B.A.” Norrgard is bringing her hand-built, 112-square-foot home to EDTx 2015. She will give home tours and speak about her sustainable lifestyle and dream for urban tiny house communities. Norrgard lives by example as she passionately advocates living a large life in a small space.



Eco ExpoEco-Expo

Friday, April 24, Saturday, April 25, and
Sunday, April 26

As the world’s largest public exhibition dedicated to environmental stewardship, at Earth Day Texas you can visit more than 1,200 exhibits to learn from renewable energy pioneers, innovative green businesses, outspoken conservation advocates, leading architecture groups, prominent government entities like NASA and NOAA, and many more.


Friday Eco ConferenceFriday Eco-Conference

Friday, April 24

To celebrate its five-year anniversary, Earth Day Texas (EDTx) will kick off with the first annual Eco-Conference. This day of programming is specifically designed to engage business, civic, and community leaders in conversations about building a sustainable future. Friday will feature captivating speakers, specialized networking opportunities, and lively debates.


OmniGlobe DisplayOmniGlobe and Science on a Sphere Displays

Friday, April 24, Saturday, April 25, and
Sunday, April 26

Watch the Earth as if from outer space on the popular Omniglobe displays or on the brand-new, state-of-the-art Science on a Sphere exhibit. Scientific research from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will simulate weather patterns, ocean currents, and continental drift. These orbs will reveal everything from extraordinary environmental conditions to today’s weather


The NASA ExperienceThe NASA Experience

Friday, April 24, Saturday, April 25, and
Sunday, April 26

Step into the interstellar world of the International Space Station through NASA’s interactive mobile exhibit. Learn what it’s like to be an astronaut, touch a 4-billion-year-old moon rock, and hear about NASA’s plans for future missions into deep space. 


Creature Teacher

Friday, April 24, Saturday, April 25 and 
Sunday, April 26

The Creature Teacher brings wildlife education to you. Her exhibit will include the opportunity to see animals like coatimundi, snakes, and frogs, even tarantulas and scorpions. With such a wide array of amazing animals, the Creature Teacher not only educates but also makes learning fun!


Nissan LEAF Ride and Drive

Friday, April 24, Saturday, April 25 and 
Sunday, April 26

Drive the brand-new Nissan LEAF, one of the most innovative and reliable electric vehicles on the market right now. After getting behind the wheel, tour over 100 green cars, trucks, and other vehicles. 


Tree Climbers InternationalTree Climbers International, Presented by TXU Energy 

Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26

Yes, tree climbing as a recreational activity, and it is just as much fun as it sounds. Learn how to climb trees rope-and-harness style with professional instructors on the historic oaks at Fair Park.





Texas Music Project Concert Series

Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26

Watch professional musicians and talented youth play side by side at our outdoor concert series organized by Texas Music Project, a nonprofit that supports music education in Texas schools. Famed singer-songwriter Michael Martin Murphey and the Rio Grande Band will close two days of spectacular music with a special 1 1/- hour performance.


Paul WinterPaul Winter Consort

Saturday, April 25

Seven-time Grammy® award-winner Paul Winter has a body of work that chronicles his wide-ranging experiences in the musical traditions and natural environments of the Earth. The saxophonist, composer, and bandleader founded Living Music as the recording context for his ensemble, the Paul Winter Consort, and included his community of colleagues, which includes some of the worlds’ finest jazz, world, and classical musicians, along with notable voices from the great symphony of wildlife.



Bat Conservation with Live Bats

Dianne Odegard

Saturday, April 25, 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Dianne Odegard, bat rehabber and handler, and Andrew Walker, executive director of Bat Conservation International, will bring live bats and use a special camera to project images of the bats on a large screen behind them as they interact with the animals and talk about conservation and what makes bats so special.

Speaker Panel

Conservation Has No Party

Saturday, April 25, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

David Yarnold (president and CEO of the National Audubon Society) and Rob Sisson (executive director of ConservAmerica)

David Yarnold and Rob Sisson will discuss their social media campaign “Conservation Has No Party” and why conservation is an important cause on both sides of the aisle. Yarnold is president and CEO of the National Audubon Society, a conservation organization that connects nearly 4 million people using science and education. He has led a turnaround that has expanded the Audubon’s effectiveness while building on the organization’s strong conservation legacy.
As he describes it, “This is not your grandmother’s Audubon anymore.” Sisson is the president of ConservAmerica, the national grassroots organization that advocates “conservation needs to be a bipartisan priority,” and works to educate public and elected officials on conservative approaches to today’s most pressing environmental challenges. 



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