Education

Staff

Tracy Friday

VP of Education & Volunteers

Erin Starr White

Community Education Manager

Cheryl Potemkin

Early Childhood Program Manager

Demekia Biscoe

Innovative Learning Manager

Kat Goldin

School Program Manager & Special Collection Librarian

Cameron Barlow

Garden Program Specialist

Michelle Schmidlkofer

GROW Administrative Specialist

Volunteer Opportunities

To ensure the safety of our community, all in-person educational programs for children and families are suspended through September.

If you have questions or concerns, please email the following:

  • Volunteer Opportunities: volunteer@brit.org
  • Education Programs: mschmidlkofer@brit.org

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. Join us for innovative and engaging learning and volunteer service opportunities in a lush and beautiful Garden in the heart of the city. You, too, will be inspired to appreciate plants and sustain our planet.

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

SEED  Adult Education

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Upcoming Events

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!

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

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Homeschool Day: Botanists in Training


Private Homeschool Days


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Girls Nature Workshop

Girls GROWing Stronger

To ensure the safety of our community, all in-person educational programs for children and families are suspended through September.

If the situation allows, we will reschedule programs for a later date. In the meantime, please explore virtual classes and activities from the Education team. 

If you have questions or concerns, please email the following:

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Flower Power


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BRIT Reads Book Club (ZOOM)

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 Oak Conference Room at BRIT. 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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Mesquite: An Arboreal Love Affair (ZOOM)


The Lochsa Story: Land Ethics in the Bitterroot Mountains (ZOOM)


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