Fort Worth, Texas (February 2, 2018) — The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) and 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 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 3.
During the three-hour, 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, to name a few.
“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, director of education. “Here you can experience nature and science in a uniquely natural, but nearby location in the heart of the city. We invite the community to come GROW with us.”
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 for Families, 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,” says Garden Director Bob Byers. “We’re leveraging the strengths of both institutions to better serve the residents of Fort Worth.”
GROW is at the intersection of nature, science and culture — right in the Fort Worth community’s backyard. The GROW collaborative offers meaningful experiences through education and volunteerism to enrich life for all. For those in the local community who yearn to immerse themselves in learning and nature, GROW offers innovative and engaging educational and volunteer opportunities for all ages.
For more information about GROW or the GROWing in the Garden Day, visit brit.org/GROW or fwbg.org/GROW. Please contact Mallorie Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 903-445-4851 for any media inquiries.