Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT)

Take a trip to the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, a research center focused on plant conservation. The center offers educational programs and guided learning tours of the facility. Workshops utilize science inquiry to explore the role of plants in the natural world. Exhibits aim to teach groups about ecosystem biodiversity, butterflies, soil, trees, and the impact of humans and community activity on the environment. The herbarium is open by appointment only. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 504 Pecan Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. Tel: 817-546-1958. Email: britedu@brit.org. Website: www.brit.org/education/schools. Hrs: By appointment.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Students act like plant hunters to observe plant life. Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find.... Continue