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BRIT and Fort Worth Botanic Garden “GROW” with New Collaboration

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) and Fort Worth Botanic Garden have announced the launch of a new experiential and educational partnership called GROW, a news release stated.

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 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 3.

According to the organizations, GROW is “at the intersection of nature, science and culture — right in the Fort Worth community’s backyard.” GROW aims to offer innovative and engaging educational and volunteer opportunities for all ages for locals who are interested in nature.

“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,” Pat Harrison, BRIT senior vice president and director of education, said in the release. “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.”

GROW’s new opportunities to students and families will include:

— Family Exploration Saturdays

— Spring Break Family Camps for Families

— Come & Grow Field Study Trips for schools

— and Botanical art for children and adults

BRIT and Fort Worth Botanic Garden will continue the current workshops, classes and programs.

“We have this wonderful space where children and adults can experience nature”, Garden Director Bob Byers said in the release. “We’re leveraging the strengths of both institutions to better serve the residents of Fort Worth.”

According to the release, during the three-hour, come-and-go event, families will be able to experience programs the new collaborative will offer, such as art in the garden, a scavenger hunt, story time with nature and composting activities.

For more information about GROW or the GROWing in the Garden Day, visit brit.org/GROW or fwbg.org/GROW.

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