"The measure of success of our programs at BRIT is that people leave with a renewed sense of wonder and curiosity about the natural world around them. It is vital to our health and well-being that we stay connected to nature."

-- Pat Harrison, Director of Education


Patricia Harrison

Senior Vice President, Director of Education

Tracy Friday

Director of BRIT SEED School, Teacher Education Specialist

Kimberly Whitlock

Education Operations Coordinator

Cheryl Potemkin

Early Childhood Education Specialist

Kat Goldin

Educational Specialist & Special Collection Librarian

The Nature of Learning

Education is the pathway to a more sustainable planet.  The Education Program at BRIT links global issues to local experience by educating the public about the importance of biodiversity and sustaining the environment.

At BRIT, we have the special privilege of helping children and adults discover the wonder of our natural heritage.  No matter your age or level of interest, BRIT has a program for you.  

Upcoming Events

Bella's Saturday Story Time

BRIT First Saturday

Join Bella the Begonia at BRIT for this free family story time in the Burke Children’s Library followed by side-by-side indoor and/or outdoor learning activities on BRIT's prairie and inside "The Treehouse" classroom. 

When:First Saturday of the month
(except December, January & July)

Time: 10:30—11:30 a.m. Library story time and
self-guided activities in the Tree House
and/or outdoors

Cost: FREE to the public

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Bella's Saturday Story Time

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