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Event Date

April 7, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Botany, Ecology, and Nature

Program Information

Location: Most classes will take place at BRIT or at the FW Botanic Garden. Some classes and workshops will be taught off campus and/or may include field trips to other locations around North Central Texas.

Cost: Class tuition varies depending on the length of the class and materials needed. Please see the individual class listings for exact prices.

Who should attend: GROW Adult Education workshops are open to and suitable for all interested members of the general public. College students and upper level high school students with an interest in careers in field science, early career field scientists, naturalists, and formal/informal science educators may be especially interested in attending these classes.

Nice to Know: Since you never know where GROW Adult Ed might take you, we recommend that participants dress comfortably in clothes that are appropriate for both indoor and outdoor adventures. A sweater or light jacket is a good idea in case the A/C is working too well and closed toe shoes are always a good idea. Please check individual class listings for any specific requirements and, as always, don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at a GROW Adult Ed class soon! 

Point of Contact

Laura Northern Venhaus

Adult Education Manager

Learn about the rare plants that grow right here in North Texas. We will focus on local rare plants, learning about their unique habitats and how to distinguish them from their more common relatives. We will explore the types of information needed when reporting and monitoring for rare plants and practice these skills on the BRIT campus.

Instructor Kim Norton Taylor joined BRIT, as an intern, in September of 2010, following completion of her Master’s Degree from Austin Peay State University. While at Austin Peay, she studied the floristics of seasonally wet limestone cedar glades of Tennessee and Kentucky. As an intern, Kim digitized herbarium specimens from Wise County. Kim joined the BRIT staff in October of 2010. She now fills the role of Conservation Research Botanist and serves as BRIT’s Texas Conservation Officer. Her main focus is on research and conservation of rare Texas plants and ecosystems. She conducts rare plant surveys, tracks and monitors populations of rare plants in North Texas, collects seeds of rare species to preserve genetic diversity, and works with partner institutions to fight plant extinction in Texas.

This class will be held at BRIT.

Please Note: Online registration for this class has closed. Limited seats will be available for day-of registration starting at 9am.

$20 members/$25 non-members.

About Botany, Ecology, and Nature

BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden are pleased to offer this series of classes and workshops that will focus on giving participants hands-on, experience-based education in the fields of plant and wildlife science, conservation, sustainability, and ecology. These carefully designed classes and workshops (most of which will will feature field investigations or lab work) will enhance  participants' prior education, offer participants the opportunity to assemble a unique set of skills, and allow participants to interact and network with professionals in their field of interest.