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Event Date

April 1, 2017, 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 Ed classes are designed for adults 18 and older. Interested children 14 and older are invited to attend classes with a parent or guardian if both individuals purchase a seat. Please don't hesitate to contact Laura Venhaus if you have any questions about this policy.

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

Community Education Manager

We’ve all heard of the “canary in the coal mine” that warned miners of potentially hazardous conditions in the mines.  Green tree frogs, and other members of the family Hylidae, can serve as canaries warning us of hazardous conditions in our aquatic ecosystems.  Stable Hylid populations indicate stable ecosystems while declining populations point to problems within the ecosystem.  Monitoring these populations can be easy and makes for a perfect Citizen Science Project.  This workshop will discuss the ecology of Hylid frogs, where they should be found, and how to monitor their populations through the use of PVC pipe refugia.  Each participant will receive a PVC Hylid monitoring refugia as a model to build their own frog monitoring project. 

Instructor: Rob Denkhaus, FWNC

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.