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Dec
13
Wed
2017
AIA’s Full Day CE Event Opportunity – December 2017 @ HOK
Dec 13 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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Space is limited.  Online registration is required.

Register Here

Agenda

8:30-9:00 am Breakfast and Registration

9:00-11:00am
A Hands on Approach for Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Materials Testing
Presented by Moe Shihadeh, Earth Engineering
2.0 HSW

11:00-12:00am
Coatings for Steel Railing
Presented by Steve Bryan, Dixie Plywoods
1.0 HSW

12:00-12:30pm
Break for Lunch

12:30-1:30pm
Introduction to Wood
Presented by Sherry Mundell, Woodworks
1.0 HSW

1:30-2:30pm
Site Plans: A Civil Engineer’s Perspective
Presented by Lentz Engineering
1.0 HSW

2:30-4:30pm
Forensic Evaluation of Structures
Presented by David Eastwood, Geotech Engineering
2.0 HSW

 

Credits

7.0 Learning Units

AIA Members will have their credits reported.
All Non-Members will receive certificates.

 

For more events by the American Institute of Architects, visit their Events Calendar!

Houston Food Policy Workgroup @ Upper Kirby Building
Dec 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Houston Food Policy Workgroup @ Upper Kirby Building | Houston | Texas | United States

http://www.houstontomorrow.org/initiatives/story/houston-food-policy-workgroup/

***Bring your own lunch***

***RSVP Required***

The mission of the Houston Food Policy Workgroup is to nurture the growth of a sustainable local food system, accessible to all, through education, collaboration, communication, and creation of a food policy council for the Houston region.

Meetings are open to the public and generally include leaders from various diverse organizations in the Houston region working on food issues. The group meets to discuss and encourage the advancement of local food production and consumption, and has begun to take on projects to work towards the functions stated in the mission statement. This group depends on the varied areas of expertise of its members, which allows the group to successfully move forward in its endeavors.

The workgroup meets at 11:30 AM on the second Wednesday of each month.  All are welcome, as long as you RSVP.

Quarterly Rural Meetings
Every three months, we meet move the monthly meeting to somewhere around the Houston region to allow rural partners and farmers easier access to participate in the workgroup and to expose Houstonians to Houston’s agricultural assets.

For more information on the Houston Food Policy Workgroup, like our FaceBook page or go to our website.

 

Houston Food System Collaborative annual year-end potluck @ Houston Food Bank
Dec 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Houston Food System Collaborative annual year-end potluck @ Houston Food Bank | Houston | Texas | United States

Join Houston Food System Collaborative to celebrate recent accomplishments and discuss upcoming plans.

Co Chairs
Josh Owens, Houston-Galveston Area Council
Rosalind Bello, MD Anderson

Action Group Leads
EBT Access at Farmers Markets; Linsi Broom, Houston Health Department
Fair Agriculture Valuation; Scott Howard, Urban Harvest
Land Access for Urban Agriculture; Josh Owens, Houston-Galveston Area Council

Nature Discovery Center’s Nature Story Time @ Nature Discovery Center
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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Nature Story Time is held every Wednesday at 4 PM.

Get absorbed in our stories, puppets, specimens, songs and more! Nature Story Time is primarily for preschoolers and their caregivers.

This is a FREE, drop-in program.

As a courtesy, please call the Center to let us know if you are coming with a group of 6 or more so that we can be sure to have enough materials on hand for everyone.

For more events by the Nature Discovery Center, visit their event Calendar!

 

 

Dec
14
Thu
2017
HPARD’s Native Plant Propagation Workdays @ HPARD Greenhouse
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Habitat Restoration

Our volunteer group meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon at the HPARD Greenhouse.

We propagate plants from locally collected native seed. A typical workday may include seeding pots, bumping up trays into 1-gallon containers, separating seedlings, and weeding pots. We will also have special seed collecting trips, invasive species removal workdays, and planting events in our restored prairies!

We are also beginning to conduct semi-annual vegetation transects and monthly bird surveys at our current and future restoration sites. If you’re good at identifying plants or birds or if you would like to learn more about them, come join us!

If you’re interested in volunteering for the NRMP, email kelli.ondracek@houstontx.gov.

Stormwater Wetland Program Volunteer Opportunity
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stormwater Wetland Program Volunteer Opportunity

The Texas Coastal Watershed Program holds weekly volunteer days for their stormwater wetland program, 9am-12pm on Thursdays. Volunteers help propagate plants in the wetland plant nursery at Exploration Green in Clear Lake City, or at the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory in Lake Jackson.  The stormwater wetland program is developing demonstration projects to show  how wetlands can be designed into flood control basins to clean contaminants from surface runoff,  protect our bayous and bays, and provide a refuge for wildlife. A schedule and more information is available by contacting Mcedwards@tamu.edu.

IIDA Credits & Cocktails @ Huitt-Zollars
Dec 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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Brought to you by the Interior Architecture

Need a few credits before the end of the year? We are hosting three (3) exciting presentations in one day!  One program at lunchtime and two evening presentations back-to-back.  At lunchtime, we will explore the Greenguard certification process -presented by Cambria.

Special guest include Glenn Garry, Communications Manager from the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, presenting a CEU on everything you need to know about keeping up your yearly registration, the do’s and don’ts, and ample time for Q&A! Follow by a presentation on “Designing with Mushroom(s) Material Technology” presented by Gunlocke – a great and challenging subject learn about it!  Don’t sweat, we will have some lite bites & beverages for all attendees.

Should anyone have any questions please contact Ashley Elks at ashley.elks@hok.com.

 

Lunch Program


Huitt-Zollars
1001 Fannin Street, Suite 4040, Houston, Texas 77002

Garage parking available – fee may be required


11:30am networking

12:00pm – 1:00pm CEU Presentation: “Greenguard U.S. Indoor Air Quality by Design” Presented by Cambria, IDCEC HSW, AIA, GBCI

 

Evening Programs


CRG
7108 Old Katy Road, Ste. 150, Houston, Texas 77024

Lot parking available – free parking


5:00pm networking

5:30pm – 6:30pm CEU Presentation: “CEU on CEUs” presented by Texas Board of Architectural Examiners (TBAE), Available for TBAE CEU Credit

6:30pm – 7:30pm CEU Presentation: “Designing with Mushroom(s) Material Technology” presented by Gunlocke, IDCEC HSW-S Approved, GBCI

 

For more events by the American Institute of Architects, visit their Events Calendar!

Nature Discovery Center’s Junior Scientists @ Nature Discovery Center
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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Our Junior Scientists (ages 6 to 10) explore the natural world and examine a variety of science themes through hands-on investigations and experiments and in lessons enriched with crafts, games, and more!

 

Cost / Class

  • Members: $15
  • Nonmembers: $20

Sign up for individual classes or for the semester. Members enjoy additional savings with our Members-Only Semester Discount!

Space is limited, so register online now!

 

Fall 2017 Class Schedule

11/09 Autumn Nature
11/16 Deadly and Dangerous
11/30 What’s Alive?
12/07 Predators and Prey
12/14 Science of Winter
12/21 Vertebrate Animals

 

For more events by the Nature Discovery Center, visit their event Calendar!

IIDA Credits & Cocktails @ CRG
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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Brought to you by the Interior Architecture

Need a few credits before the end of the year? We are hosting three (3) exciting presentations in one day!  One program at lunchtime and two evening presentations back-to-back.  At lunchtime, we will explore the Greenguard certification process -presented by Cambria.

Special guest include Glenn Garry, Communications Manager from the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, presenting a CEU on everything you need to know about keeping up your yearly registration, the do’s and don’ts, and ample time for Q&A! Follow by a presentation on “Designing with Mushroom(s) Material Technology” presented by Gunlocke – a great and challenging subject learn about it!  Don’t sweat, we will have some lite bites & beverages for all attendees.

Should anyone have any questions please contact Ashley Elks at ashley.elks@hok.com.

 

Lunch Program


Huitt-Zollars
1001 Fannin Street, Suite 4040, Houston, Texas 77002

Garage parking available – fee may be required


11:30am networking

12:00pm – 1:00pm CEU Presentation: “Greenguard U.S. Indoor Air Quality by Design” Presented by Cambria, IDCEC HSW, AIA, GBCI

 

Evening Programs


CRG
7108 Old Katy Road, Ste. 150, Houston, Texas 77024

Lot parking available – free parking


5:00pm networking

5:30pm – 6:30pm CEU Presentation: “CEU on CEUs” presented by Texas Board of Architectural Examiners (TBAE), Available for TBAE CEU Credit

6:30pm – 7:30pm CEU Presentation: “Designing with Mushroom(s) Material Technology” presented by Gunlocke, IDCEC HSW-S Approved, GBCI

 

For more events by the American Institute of Architects, visit their Events Calendar!

Air Alliance Houston Holiday Open House @ Air Alliance Houston
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Air Alliance Houston for an evening of holiday cheer as they celebrate the organization and community’s accomplishments for the year. Join friends and colleagues after work for conversation and light refreshments at their office.

Please also consider bringing nonperishable food donations for the Public Citizen/Air Alliance Houston December food drive. Contributions benefit the Houston Food Bank.