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Montana Williams

Volunteer Manager

This category represents all volunteer activities that involve educating children, adults, and educators on the wonderful world of plants. It also includes helping our education team prepare for classes by assembling educational materials and setting up learning stations.These roles will require further training in Abuse Prevention Training. For further information, contact Montana Williams at mwilliams@brit.org.

Adult Education Facilitators

  • There are multiple opportunities throughout the year to volunteer for adult education classes, however, the dates vary year-to-year. These classes focus on providing learning tools for educators to bring botanical and environmental education to the classroom. This task comes with an excellent perk, for every three classes you help facilitate, BRIT will let you attend a class free of charge.
    • Schedule: Refer to Volunteer Calendar.

Bella’s Buds

  • Book and Nature Club
    • Do you enjoy storytelling? This is a wonderful activity for creative volunteers’ eager to introduce young children to conservation topics and the ethics of sustainability. This particular family program is modeled for children from 18 months to 5 years-old. The program begins with story time with Bella, and ends with a guided exploration of the gardens.
      • Schedule: First Tuesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Bella’s Saturday Story Time
    • This program that is open to the public (comes with cost of admission) is available for families with varying ages to enjoy a unique storytelling experience with Bella the Begonia.
      • Schedule: First Saturday of the month, February to June and August, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Field Study Trips
    • This is an excellent activity for those with an interest in engaging youth in the sciences. FST assistants help prepare educational materials, set up for classes, and even lead students of a wide variety of ages through meaningful curriculum. The FSTs are different based on the general age of the group.
      • Schedule: Refer to Volunteer Calendar.
  • Garden Exploration- Free to the public
    • Family Exploration Saturdays
      • Encourage families to explore the wonder of plants through the art and science of gardening. This program is focused on outdoor learning in some of our most special areas of the gardens. The location of the hike varies on each day.
        • Schedule: Every Saturday beginning in March. Hikes are at 10:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. with activities from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Little Sprouts
      • Sow the seeds of curiosity in the Backyard Vegetable Garden for learners age 18 months to 3 years through activities in the Children’s Garden. This program focuses on hands-on garden activities and nature play to foster environmental education for children and families.
        • Schedule: Third Tuesday of the month, beginning in March to June and August. from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • Seedlings
      • Sow the seeds of curiosity in our learners age 4-6 through activities in the Backyard Vegetable Garden. The programs for Seedlings are modeled similarly to Little Sprouts, except the Seedling activities are modeled for older kids. This program incorporates reading comprehension, logical reasoning, and hands-on learning with outdoor education.
        • Schedule: Second Wednesday of the month, beginning in March to June and August. from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Teacher Tuesdays

  • Help empower local teachers to better educate their students on conservation and the plant sciences. This free program highlights members of the Fort Worth Community who continually support environmental stewardship philosophies and best practices inside and outside the classroom.
    • Schedule: Registration required, time TBD. 2019 dates: January 22nd, February 19th, March 19th, and April 16th.