Calendar

Dec
3
Sun
2017
Cocos Island Research Expedition @ Turtle Island
Dec 3 @ 7:59 pm – Dec 13 @ 8:59 pm

Turtle Island conducts shark tagging and migration research at Cocos Island, Costa Rica, one of the world’s top locations  sharks, rays and other marine wildlife. Check out this video to view the wonders of nature at Cocos Island.

This research helps us fight for better shark protections, and is made possible by dive research assistants, who work alongside leading conservationists to help learn where endangered hammerhead sharks and other species spend their lives.

Now, we are announcing a raffle to win a space on a Cocos Island Research Expedition this December 3 to 13, 2017!

Purchase a raffle ticket for $100 and you will have a 1 in 100 chance to win a space on this 10-day scuba research expedition.

Check out these special ticket offers:
–  Purchase five tickets ($500) and receive one free ticket.
–  Sell five tickets to friends and you will receive one free ticket. Make sure your friends let us know you told them about the raffle.

There are several ways to purchase your raffle tickets. To purchase or for more information, please:

  •  Email us at info@tirn.net with your phone number and 3 good times to reach you — we will then call you back to process your credit card purchase by phone
  •  Or call 800-859-7283 x 101 during business hours (Pacific Standard time)
  •  Or Click here to download a pdf form and mail it to Turtle Island, PO Box 370, Forest Knolls CA 94933
  •  Or fax it to 415-663-8534.
  •  Click here to learn more.

A place on this research expedition is regularly priced at $5,785 and includes all meals and nitrox refills, transportation from your hotel to the dock and a Cocos Island National Marine Park dive permit. Participants must be experienced SCUBA divers — please pass this  along to any divers you know. This raffle provides needed funds for tracking tags, satellite tracking and other research expenses.

The raffle drawing will be conducted using a random number generator offering a 1 in 100 chance to win. The drawing will be held on Friday, October 6 or sooner if all tickets are sold. We will notify the winner immediately.

For more information, please click here to read the raffle website, or feel free to contact us at info@tirn.net.

Good luck!

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!

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.

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!

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.

Air Alliance Houston’s Holiday Open House @ Air Alliance Houston
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Air Alliance Houston

Please join us Thursday, December 14, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. to spread holiday cheer as we celebrate the organization and community’s accomplishments for the year. Join friends and colleagues after work for conversation and light refreshments at our EaDo office.

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

Admission is free, and donations are gladly accepted.

 

For more events by Air Alliance Houston, visit their Events Page!

TAEP’s Joint Holiday Social @ Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Texas Association of Environment Professionals (TAEP) and The Air and Waste Management Association- Gulf Coast Chapter (A&WMA-GCC) invites you to our

joint HolidaSocia

at the Saint Arnold Brewing Company
on Thursday, December 14th (6:30 to 9:30 pm).

So please plan to join TAEP and A&WMA-GCC for a fun celebration, games, raffle, prizes, and as always, great networking and camaraderie!!  Saint Arnold draft beers and root beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and BBQ dinner will be served!

Reservation information will be coming soon! 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 

For more information, visit their Event Page.

Dec
15
Fri
2017
Take Care of Texas Video Contest Deadline
Dec 15 @ 12:00 am

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Upcoming Deadline

The Take Care of Texas Video Contest is a fun way for young people to learn about protecting the environment and come up with creative ways to share this knowledge with others! Students film a 30-second video that shows positive ways to Take Care of Texas. The students that submit the best videos can win great prizes, awarded by the contest sponsor, Waste Management of Texas, Inc.

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Voting will take place from January 11 to January 25, 2018.

For more information (i.e. prizes, rules, and tips), click here.