Education

Staff

Tracy Friday

VP of Education & Volunteers

Erin Starr White

Community Education Manager

Cheryl Potemkin

Early Childhood Program Manager

Kat Goldin

School Program Manager & Special Collection Librarian

Rachel Lincoln

Education Operations Specialist

Cameron Barlow

Garden Program Specialist

Michelle Schmidlkofer

GROW Administrative Assistant

Volunteer Opportunities

Nature and science rooted in the culture of community.  

The “GROW" collaborative between the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas offers meaningful experiences through education, volunteer, and membership opportunities that enrich personal growth and sustain our planet. For all who yearn to learn and grow, join us for innovative and engaging learning and volunteer service opportunities in a uniquely natural, but nearby location in the heart of the city. You, too, will be inspired to appreciate plants and sustain our planet.

Mission Statement: To provide meaningful experiences founded in education and community that engage and inspire people to appreciate plants and sustain our planet. 

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Upcoming Events

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts GROWing Stronger

Join us at BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden for Girl Scout Saturdays!

Girl Scout Saturdays provide scouts 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 GS store or online. 

Click here to see our fall Girl Scout Saturday guide. 

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Cutting and Pressing


Growing a Garden - Microgreens


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BRIT Reads Book Club

If you love to read and you're passionate about botany, natural history, sustainability, and other similar topics, then join us the third Monday of each month for the BRIT Reads Book Club. This informal group meets from noon - 1 pm in the BRIT Library. Bring your lunch and bring a friend and come tell us what you thought about our book of the month. No time to read but still want to hear what people have to say about a particular book? No problem! We'd love to have you!

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A River Runs Through It and Other Stories


Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm


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Butterflies in the Garden

Special Communities Programs

GROW is partnering with local organizations to provide educational opportunities with Butterflies in the Garden to special groups in our community. Explore the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s beautiful conservatory filled with thousands of exotic butterflies during this special exhibit and enjoy pollinator themed educational activities at BRIT. Limited spaces available for each event.

 

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Field Study Trips


Homeschool


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