Fort Worth Botanic Garden, BRIT form new collaboration

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden have joined forces, combining their education and volunteer efforts to launch a new, innovative partnership called GROW. Both organizations will introduce the GROW collaborative to the public during Growing in the Garden Day, a free event at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden campus from 1-4 p.m. March 3.

During the come-and-go event, families will have the opportunity to experience programs the new collaborative will offer and to enjoy activities for all ages, such as art in the garden, a scavenger hunt, story time with nature and composting activities.

“Our GROW team is eager to reveal the spring education and volunteer opportunities designed for the kind of high-quality active learning distinctive to BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden,” said Pat Harrison, BRIT senior vice president and director of education. “Here you can experience nature and science in a uniquely natural, but nearby location in the heart of the city.”

In addition to the current workshops, classes and programs already in place through BRIT and Fort Worth Botanic Garden, GROW will offer new opportunities to students and families, including Family Exploration Saturdays, Spring Break Family Camps, Come & Grow Field Study Trips for schools and botanical art for children and adults.

“We have this wonderful space where children and adults can experience nature,” said Botanic Garden director Bob Byers. “We’re leveraging the strengths of both institutions to better serve the residents of Fort Worth.”

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