Tracy Friday

VP of Education & Volunteers

Erin Starr White

Community Education Manager

Cheryl Potemkin

Early Childhood Program Manager

Demekia Biscoe

Innovative Learning Manager

Cameron Barlow

School & Garden Education Program Manager

Michelle Schmidlkofer

GROW Administrative Specialist

Volunteer Opportunities

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. 

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Upcoming Events

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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Family Workshops

Join in on the fun during Family Workshops! During each workshop, you and your family will be guided by an expert instructor to learn something new and experience a side of nature you may have never experienced before. From nature photography to how to plant a pollinator garden, your family will walk away with new knowledge and memories they will never forget.

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Family Workshop: Earth Day Family Yoga

Family Workshop: Family Fun Phone Photography

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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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Private Homeschool Day

Homeschool Day: Pollinator Pathway

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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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Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens (ZOOM)

The Incredible Journey of Plants (ZOOM)

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Adventure Days in the Garden - Camp Alternative

Instead of a traditional camp, this year we are introducing a whole new way to experience the Garden together through themed activity kits. Adventure Days in the Garden offer the fun of camp for the whole family! Adventure kits are designed to engage all ages in activities that draw attention to nature while exploring unique garden spaces.

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Adventure Days in the Garden

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