Spring Break Activities

Spring break has begun for our Uplift scholars. The break allows scholars, faculty staff and leaders to recharge and get ready for the last couple of weeks of school.  Remember that all campuses and the Central Management Office will be closed during the week of Spring Break March 14-18.

There are activities taking place throughout the metroplex during March 14-18.

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Dallas Public Library

The Dallas Public libraries have several events planned during the week for all ages. Click here for information on location and time.Spring Break events DPL-page-001

Spring Break Audubon Adventure Camp

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Kids Experience Outdoor Fun And Learning At Audubon Adventure Day Camps

Camps are nestled in the wild and beautiful Great Trinity Forest at Trinity River Audubon Center, located just minutes from downtown Dallas.

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Contact Gilbert Martinez for question or more information at Gmartinez@audubon.org


Come join us at the Trinity River Audubon Center for a celebration of all things raptors. Learn how to use binoculars, navigate through a field guide, and identify raptors out in the field. Enjoy a live bird program presented by Window to the Wild. Come join our flock!


In this two-part series, put your survival knowledge to the test. Learn how to properly prepare your pack. Find your sense of direction and make your way through an orienteering class. Build a shelter with a team and start a fire without the help of a fire starter. Gain valuable skills and knowledge with a few laughs along the way.


The Trinity River provides over 13 million North Texans with drinking water. Discover the organisms that call the Trinity River home and help keep our drinking water clean. Conduct a scientific experiment by collecting a macro-invertebrate sample and discover how they help our wetlands. Come out and have a splash!


Take your outdoors skills to the next level. Learn how to track animals in the field using guides and measuring tools. See how many bulls’ eyes you can hit during your archery session. Learn how to catch a fish, identify it, and then release it. We will also teach you some basic knots and when to use them. Join the challenge and find out if you could survive in the wilderness.


Join us and learn what’s so cool about what’s crawling around on the ground. Take a hike around our property with field biologists to identify cool slithery critters. You’ll never look at reptiles and insects the same way again.

Full week: $180/members, $225/non-members.

One-day camp pass: $44 for members, $55 for non-members.

Camp is held 9am-3pm

After Care 3-5pm $25 per day

Saturday, March 19

Sunday, March 20

Revitalize South Dallas Coalition

Dallas Park & Recreation Summer Seasonal Job Fair

Saturday, March 12, 2016; Nash-Davis Recreation Center, 3710 N. Hampton, 75212; 8 am – 4 pm. Positions for recreation center assistants coordinating summer youth activities at 60 sites across the city. For more information, call 214-670-8847. It’s is preferable to apply on line before the Job Fair at: www.dallascityhall.com.

CheckMate Chess Tournament Sponsored by Dallas Police Athletic League

Saturday, March 12, 2016, Dallas Police Headquarters, 1400 S. Lamar, 75215; 2nd Floor Media Conf. Rm; 8 am – 12 pm. Free, time-controlled games for ages 7 – 18. Awards for winners. Players must register through PAL. Contact Cpl. James Petty at 214-549-0092, or james.petty@dallascityhall.com

Vicki Meek (Director, South Dallas Cultural Center) Retirement Celebration

Sunday, March 13, 2016; 5 – 7 pm; Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora, Dallas, 75201. Join artists, community leaders, family and friends in celebrating 30 years of devotion to the Dallas cultural community. Free, but tickets required by visiting:  www.ticketdfw.com/whats-on/2016/vicki-meek-cultural-icon-celebration/

Dallas Museum Art

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Pop-Up Art Spot
Noon–4:00 p.m.Level 2
Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot for creative writing, playing, and sketching activities inspired by nearby works of art.

Art Spot
11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Center for Creative Connections (C3)
Catch the creativity bug at the C3 Art Spot. Be inspired by works of art from the collection and use ordinary everyday materials to make something new and creative.

Family Gallery Guides
11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Family Fun Cart, Level 1 near the DMA Cafe
Pick up a guide and learn about selected works of art in the DMA’s collection.

Story Time
11:30 a.m.–noon, Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
Storytime limited to the first thirty participants. Pick up your free ticket at the main Visitor Services Desk at 11:20 a.m.
Wiggle and giggle your way through the galleries with stories and hands-on activities led by education staff members.

Light Graffiti
1:00–4:00 p.m., Tech Lab, C3
Make your mark in the dark! Use flashlights, traffic batons, and laser pointers to draw in the air. Your image will be captured using long exposure photography and will be available to download using Flickr.

Scribble Bots
1:00–4:00 p.m., Art Studio, C3
Paint outside the lines with Scribble Bots! Equip your bot with markers, pastels, and paintbrushes and send it skittering and jumping across the page.

All Kinds of Lines Family Tour
2:00–2:30 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
Two tours available, each limited to the first thirty participants. Pick up your free ticket at the main Visitor Services Desk at 1:50 p.m.
Straight, wiggly, zigzag, and curvy—artists use all kinds of lines to create their masterpieces. Search the galleries for your favorite kind of line in this interactive tour led by DMA docents.

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