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Plant to planet.®

Ever have a desire to discover? Ever have a desire to teach others what you've learned? We do - every day. By nature, that’s who we are. We’re the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, an international scientific research and learning center focused on conservation and knowledge sharing.

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Girls Nature Workshop

Girls GROWing Stronger

Join us at BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden for Girls Nature Workshops!

Girls Nature Workshops provide girls the opportunity to complete badge requirements through experiential, nature based workshops. Please note: petals or badges are not available on site; they can be purchased at the Girl Scout store or online. 

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Flower Power


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Homeschool Days

Come and GROW with us in our outdoor classrooms at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and BRIT! Homeschool Day is a custom experience designed to assist exploration for homeschool students and energize their quest to discover more! 

This program is recommended for children equivalent to kindergarten through 10th grade.

We encourage parents to stay with younger children if you have children in different grade levels.

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Homeschool Day: Stickwork


Private Homeschool Day


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Research Lecture Series

Lunchtime Lectures & Research Seminars

The BRIT Lecture Series encourages community-wide conversation about a diverse range of important and rapidly-developing topics. Scientists and speakers share with the public the most current information about their areas of expertise.
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Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium: A Past and Future Hub for Louisiana Botany 


Evolutionary origins and species diversity in the wild blueberries (tribe Vaccinieae)


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Horticulture and Gardening

Sustainable by nature. 

As community leaders in plant-based knowledge and education, BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden are pleased to partner with experts in the fields of horticulture and gardening to provide the public with opportunities to expand their knowledge of the plant world through a variety of classes and workshops. 

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It's Valentine's Day, Time to Prune Your Roses!


Advanced Class: Vegetable Gardening in North Texas (2 Sessions)


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Recent Articles

FWBG | BRIT Research Teams Awarded More Than $1.95M for Plant Exploration at Home and Abroad

Last December, two BRIT botanists and their teams of colleagues were awarded separate grants from the National Science Foundation’s Systematics & Biodiversity Science Program for a combined total of $1,950,000. Drs. Alejandra Vasco (L) and Weston Testo (R) display their collections of Elaphoglossum ferns at a study site in South America in 2018. Dr. Alejandra Vasco, a fern expert, and her team of colleagues will receive $1.1M over four years to support the project “Accelerating Lineage Discovery to Document Neotropical Fern Diversity.” Beginning in late summer of this year, the team will study the diversity of ferns in Colombia, one of the most species-rich countries on Earth. Working with two graduate students and more than a dozen undergraduates, Dr. Vasco and her colleagues Dr. Weston T...
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John Atwood: The Bryophytes of the Missouri Botanical Garden Herbarium & Library

BRIT Librarian, Brandy Watts, interviews John Atwood, Research Specialist at the Missouri Botanical Garden, who discusses the Herbarium's Bryophyte Collection and the Peter H. Raven Bryology Library.
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Susan Fraser of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library

Former Vice President and Director of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library at the New York Botanical Garden reflects on her tenure with the Library.
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Gina Douglas of The Linnean Society of London

Gina Douglas, Honorary Archivist of the Linnean Society of London, discusses her many fruitful and enriching years with the Linnean Society and the wonderful collections that she has worked with during her tenure.
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Searching for Mertensia through the Mountains of China

From the mountains of China, comes a botany story in search of Mertensia (Bluebells), of the Boraginaceae family. Through the summer of 2010, botanist Mare Nazaire Ph.D. of California Botanic Garden (RSA) conducted numerous field collecting trips throughout the alpine regions of China.
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