Event Date

November 5, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Research Lecture Series

Program Information

Lunchtime Lectures
Dates: First Tuesday of each month
Time: 12 - 1pm
Location: online for now
Cost: Free, Open to the Public

BRIT Research Seminars
Date: Various dates throughout year
Time: 12 - 1pm 
Location: online for now
Cost: Free, Open to the Public
Visit the event page for specific date and time information.

Point of Contact

Brooke Byerley Best, Ph.D.

Director of Research Programs

Introducing a native landscape at the National Ranching Heritage Center

Jason and Julie Hodges will describe the process of implementing a native landscape at the National Ranching Heritage Center. During the presentation presenters will describe the process, successes, and challenges faced. The native grass landscape is still in process at the NRHC, which will give presenters an opportunity to discuss future plans for expansion and maintenance. Julie will discuss connections between the NRHC’s educational mission (To preserve and interpret the history of ranching in North America and address contemporary ranching issues) and the project. Jason will discuss the finer points of planning, implementation, and maintenance.

Julie Hodges is the Helen DeVitt Jones Endowed Director of Education at the National Ranching Heritage Center at Texas Tech University.

Jason Hodges, principal of Prairie Workshop LLC, specializes in sustainable site planning & design. His knowledge of native plants and low impact development strategies make him a valuable landscape consultant. His working experience in the West Texas region includes ten years as Campus Landscape Architect for Texas Tech University System.


About Research Lecture Series

The BRIT Lecture Series is designed to create community wide conversation about a diverse range of important and rapidly developing topics. This series gives scientists and speakers a forum for sharing the most current information about their areas of expertise and allows the public to interact with leading members of the local, national, and international scientific community.

Our Lecture Series is made up of Lunchtime Lectures and Research Seminars. Lunchtime Lectures take place the first Tuesday of each month, February – July and September – November, from noon - 1pm in the BRIT Commons (**Now held virtually until further notice***). Research Seminars take place periodically throughout the year and are scheduled based on the availability of our in-house and visiting researchers.

All events are free and open to the public. Please watch this page and our social media channels for announcements of upcoming Lunchtime Lectures and Researcher Seminars.