Point of Contact

Michelle Schmidlkofer

GROW Administrative Specialist

With both the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas as educational resources, we are proud to offer hands-on, nature-based educational programming to local families. 

Download the most recent Family Extension Activity as a PDF!

Download the most recent Family Extension Activity as a PDF!

Email mschmidlkofer@brit.org to be added to our "GROW Family Events" direct mail list. 

Upcoming Events

Bella's Book and Nature Club - March

1st Wednesday each month

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Connect to nature with Bella's Book & Nature Club - back in person for Spring 2021! Join Bella at BRIT each month to discuss nature, read a story, sing and move, plus a family nature challenge! All activities take place outdoors. Spots are limited, register today!

March’s book is Round by Jennifer Ward, illustrated by Lisa Congdon! If you can’t join us in-person, tune in to BRIT’s Facebook page, where we will be sharing the story-time portion of this program LIVE!

The safety of our staff and guests is very important to us. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on group size, it is important we maintain an accurate headcount of participating individuals. Registration for this program is by family, please put only 1 registration per family in your cart. Once you have done so, a form will pop-up for you to report the number of adults and children participating. Masks should be worn at all times during the program. Thank you for helping us maintain a safe, inviting environment!

Date: Wednesday, March 3

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Location: BRIT

Registration Closes: March 1

Price: $10 /Non-Member family or $0 /Member family (Log in to receive Member benefits.) If you do not know your member login information, please call our Membership office at 817-332-7518 for assistance.

Click Here to Register in our New Webstore!

Private Storytime for Your Learning Pod

Bella on Your Schedule

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Schedule a day for your group of learners 18 months to 6 years old to join Bella the Begonia or Carlos the Cactus to discover nature, read a story, sing and move, plus take home a family nature challenge! All activities take place outdoors.

Ideal for groups of 10-20 individuals.

Email mschmidlkofer@brit.org to request a date. 

Little Sprouts Book & Garden Club - March

3rd Tuesday Each Month

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Connect to nature with Little Sprouts Book & Garden Club - back in person for Spring 2021! Join Carlos the Cactus in the Backyard Vegetable Garden each month to discover nature, read a story, sing and move, plus a family nature challenge! All activities take place outdoors. Spots are limited, register today!

March’s book is Grandpa Green by Lane Smith! If you can’t join us in-person, tune in to BRIT’s Facebook page, where we will be sharing the story-time portion of this program LIVE!

The safety of our staff and guests is very important to us. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on group size, it is important we maintain an accurate headcount of participating individuals. Registration for this program is by family, please put only 1 registration per family in your cart. Once you have done so, a form will pop-up for you to report the number of adults and children participating. Masks should be worn at all times during the program. Thank you for helping us maintain a safe, inviting environment!


Date: Tuesday, March 16
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Location: BRIT
Registration Closes: March 14
Price: $10 /Non-Member family or $0 /Member family (Log in to receive Member benefits.)
If you do not know your member login information, please call our Membership office at 817-332-7518 for assistance.

Click Here to Register in our New Webstore!

Bella's Book and Nature Club - April

1st Wednesday each month

More Info >

Connect to nature with Bella's Book & Nature Club - back in person for Spring 2021! Join Bella at BRIT each month to discuss nature, read a story, sing and move, plus a family nature challenge! All activities take place outdoors. Spots are limited, register today!

April’s book is Mama Built a Little Nest by Jennifer Ward, illustrated by Steve Jenkins! If you can’t join us in-person, tune in to BRIT’s Facebook page, where we will be sharing the story-time portion of this program LIVE!

The safety of our staff and guests is very important to us. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on group size, it is important we maintain an accurate headcount of participating individuals. Registration for this program is by family, please put only 1 registration per family in your cart. Once you have done so, a form will pop-up for you to report the number of adults and children participating. Masks should be worn at all times during the program. Thank you for helping us maintain a safe, inviting environment!


Date: Wednesday, April 7
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Location: BRIT
Registration Closes: April 5
Price: $10 /Non-Member family or $0 /Member family (Log in to receive Member benefits.)
If you do not know your member login information, please call our Membership office at 817-332-7518 for assistance.

Click Here to Register in our New Webstore!

Little Sprouts Book & Garden Club - April

3rd Tuesday Each Month

More Info >

Connect to nature with Little Sprout Book & Garden Club - back in person for Spring 2021! Join Carlos the Cactus in the Backyard Vegetable Garden each month to discover nature, read a story, sing and move, plus a family nature challenge! All activities take place outdoors. Spots are limited, register today!

April’s book is Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert! If you can’t join us in-person, tune in to BRIT’s Facebook page, where we will be sharing the story-time portion of this program LIVE!

The safety of our staff and guests is very important to us. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on group size, it is important we maintain an accurate headcount of participating individuals. Registration for this program is by family, please put only 1 registration per family in your cart. Once you have done so, a form will pop-up for you to report the number of adults and children participating. Masks should be worn at all times during the program. Thank you for helping us maintain a safe, inviting environment!

Date: Tuesday, April 20
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Location: BRIT
Registration Closes: April 18
Price: $10 /Non-Member family or $0 /Member family (Log in to receive Member benefits.)
If you do not know your member login information, please call our Membership office at 817-332-7518 for assistance.

Click Here to Register in our New Webstore!

Bella's Book and Nature Club - May

1st Wednesday each month

More Info >

Connect to nature with Bella's Book & Nature Club - back in person for Spring 2021!  Join Bella at BRIT each month to discuss nature, read a story, sing and move, plus a family nature challenge! All activities take place outdoors. Spots are limited, register today!

May’s book is Shapes All Around by Kate Riggs, illustrated by Laetitia Devernay! If you can’t join us in-person, tune in to BRIT’s Facebook page, where we will be sharing the story-time portion of this program LIVE!

The safety of our staff and guests is very important to us. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on group size, it is important we maintain an accurate headcount of participating individuals. Registration for this program is by family, please put only 1 registration per family in your cart. Once you have done so, a form will pop-up for you to report the number of adults and children participating. Masks should be worn at all times during the program. Thank you for helping us maintain a safe, inviting environment!


Date: Wednesday, May 5
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Location: BRIT
Registration Closes: May 3
Price: $10 /Non-Member family or $0 /Member family (Log in to receive Member benefits.)
If you do not know your member login information, please call our Membership office at 817-332-7518 for assistance.


Click Here to Register in our New Webstore!

Little Sprouts Book & Garden Club - May

3rd Tuesday Each Month

More Info >

Connect to nature with Little Sprout Book & Garden Club - back in person for Spring 2021! Join Carlos the Cactus in the Backyard Vegetable Garden each month to discover nature, read a story, sing and move, plus a family nature challenge! All activities take place outdoors. Spots are limited, register today!

May’s book is A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni! If you can’t join us in-person, tune in to BRIT’s Facebook page, where we will be sharing the story-time portion of this program LIVE!

The safety of our staff and guests is very important to us. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on group size, it is important we maintain an accurate headcount of participating individuals. Registration for this program is by family, please put only 1 registration per family in your cart. Once you have done so, a form will pop-up for you to report the number of adults and children participating. Masks should be worn at all times during the program. Thank you for helping us maintain a safe, inviting environment!

Date: Tuesday, May 18
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Location: BRIT
Registration Closes: May 16
Price: $10 /Non-Member family or $0 /Member family (Log in to receive Member benefits.)
If you do not know your member login information, please call our Membership office at 817-332-7518 for assistance.

Click Here to Register in our New Webstore!

Bella's Book and Nature Club - June

1st Wednesday each month

More Info >

Connect to nature with Bella's Book & Nature Club - back in person for Spring 2021! Join Bella at BRIT each month to discuss nature, read a story, sing and move, plus a family nature challenge! All activities take place outdoors. Spots are limited, register today!

June’s book is Round by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Taeeun Yoo! If you can’t join us in-person, tune in to BRIT’s Facebook page, where we will be sharing the story-time portion of this program LIVE!

The safety of our staff and guests is very important to us. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on group size, it is important we maintain an accurate headcount of participating individuals. Registration for this program is by family, please put only 1 registration per family in your cart. Once you have done so, a form will pop-up for you to report the number of adults and children participating. Masks should be worn at all times during the program. Thank you for helping us maintain a safe, inviting environment!


Date: Wednesday, June 2
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Location: BRIT
Registration Closes: May 31
Price: $10 /Non-Member family or $0 /Member family (Log in to receive Member benefits.)
If you do not know your member login information, please call our Membership office at 817-332-7518 for assistance.

Click Here to Register in our New Webstore!

Little Sprouts Book & Garden Club - June

3rd Tuesday Each Month

More Info >

Connect to nature with Little Sprout Book & Garden Club - back in person for Spring 2021! Join Carlos the Cactus in the Backyard Vegetable Garden each month to discover nature, read a story, sing and move, plus a family nature challenge! All activities take place outdoors. Spots are limited, register today!

June’s book is Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh! If you can’t join us in-person, tune in to BRIT’s Facebook page, where we will be sharing the story-time portion of this program LIVE!

The safety of our staff and guests is very important to us. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on group size, it is important we maintain an accurate headcount of participating individuals. Registration for this program is by family, please put only 1 registration per family in your cart. Once you have done so, a form will pop-up for you to report the number of adults and children participating. Masks should be worn at all times during the program. Thank you for helping us maintain a safe, inviting environment!

Date: Tuesday, June 15
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Location: BRIT
Registration Closes: June 13
Price: $10 /Non-Member family or $0 /Member family (Log in to receive Member benefits.)
If you do not know your member login information, please call our Membership office at 817-332-7518 for assistance.

Click Here to Register in our New Webstore!

Past Events