Homeschool Days

Homeschool Days

Come and GROW with us in our outdoor classrooms at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and BRIT! Homeschool Day is a custom experience designed to assist exploration for homeschool students and energize their quest to discover more!

We encourage parents to stay with younger children if you have children in different grade levels. 

 

January 28, 2019

K-2nd: Dig into the amazing science of trees and explore the connections between people and the environment.  

3rd-5th: Become a scientist and examine the world in BRIT’s Herbarium and decipher the importance of different soils.

6th-10th: Determine if the microbes beneath our feet can generate a renewable source of energy. Use scientific tools to collect data in the Compost Outpost and learn from an agricultural expert as we tour one of the Garden’s greenhouses.

Times:
K-5th:10:00—11:30, meet in the BRIT Atrium (1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107)

6th-10th: 9:45—Noon, meet at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Japanese Garden Parking Lot.

Cost: $5 per person (includes adults and children)
 

March 25, 2019

K-2nd: Enjoy story time with Carlos the Cactus and explore the Backyard Veggie Garden. Then, put those little fingers to work as we plant seeds and discover what plants need to grow.  

3rd-5th: Get hands-on with scientific tools and learn more about the creatures that live just beneath our feet as we explore the Compost Outpost. Learn from an agricultural expert as we tour one of the Garden’s greenhouses and discover why healthy soil is vital not only to plants, but to humans as well.

6th-10th: Engineer a filter system that is designed after the natural world’s water cleansing system. Help meet the challenge and design a brilliant landscape element that filters debris and pollution out of our surface water.

Times:
K-5th:10:00—11:30, meet at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden 

6th-10th: 9:45—Noon, meet in the BRIT Atrium (1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107)

Cost: $5 per person (includes adults and children)

 

May 20, 2019

K-2nd: Buzz the braided pathway and learn about the sweet relationships between flowers and pollinators while using simple scientific tools.

3rd-5th: Engage in an adventure where learners use their senses to search for and identify seasonal plants in our restored pocket prairie and then deconstruct flowers in a laboratory setting. 

6th-10th: Hike with GROW Girl as she guides you on an adventure to discover how humans impact the environment. We will use scientific tools and methods to determine what we can do to conserve our natural resources.

Times:
K-5th:10:00—11:30, meet in the BRIT Atrium (1700 University Drive, Fort Worth,TX 76107)

6th-10th: 9:45—Noon, meet at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden 

Cost: $5 per person (includes adults and children)

 

July 29, 2019

K-2nd: Enjoy story time with Carlos the Cactus as he teaches us about the importance of pollinators in the Backyard Veggie Garden. Then explore the garden as we work together to solve the Case of the Fallen Pollen and discover why pollinators are disappearing.

3rd-5th: Saddle up as we head out for a Texas Ecoregion Roundup! The flora and fauna from each ecoregion need your help to find their way home. Work together to determine which animals and plants belong where.

6th-10th: Think like a scientific engineer while examining two distinct sets of soils to determine which type is used on BRIT’s very own living roof. Texas Instruments Nspires and probes will be in used outdoors, and drop-ins experts will help establish career pathways.

Times:
K-5th:10:00—11:30, meet at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden 

6th-10th: 9:45—Noon, meet in the BRIT Atrium (1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107)

Cost: $5 per person (includes adults and children)

 

October 28, 2019

K-2nd: Enjoy story time, hosted by Bella the Begonia, that transforms the landscape through literary wonder and then wiggle your way through the dirt and embrace swirls in nature's design.

3rd-5th: Peek into the earth’s past through geological landforms that helped create our local Texas soil. Gain a deeper understanding of fossils and our relationship with the soil we use today.

6th-10th: Explore the physics behind a pumpkin in order to answer the questions: How much pressure can a pumpkin withstand? Does a pumpkin sink or float? 

Times:
K-5th: 10:00—11:30, meet in the BRIT Atrium (1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107)  

6th-10th: 9:45—Noon, meet at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden 

Cost: $5 per person (includes adults and children)

 

 

 

Program Information

Registration for 2019 will open in early January.

 

Point of Contact

Kimberly Whitlock

Education Operations Manager

Come and GROW with us in our outdoor classrooms at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and BRIT! Homeschool Day is a custom experience designed to assist exploration for homeschool students and energize their quest to discover more!

We encourage parents to stay with younger children if you have children in different grade levels. 

 

January 28, 2019

K-2nd: Dig into the amazing science of trees and explore the connections between people and the environment.  

3rd-5th: Become a scientist and examine the world in BRIT’s Herbarium and decipher the importance of different soils.

6th-10th: Determine if the microbes beneath our feet can generate a renewable source of energy. Use scientific tools to collect data in the Compost Outpost and learn from an agricultural expert as we tour one of the Garden’s greenhouses.

Times:
K-5th:10:00—11:30, meet in the BRIT Atrium (1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107)

6th-10th: 9:45—Noon, meet at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Japanese Garden Parking Lot.

Cost: $5 per person (includes adults and children)
 

March 25, 2019

K-2nd: Enjoy story time with Carlos the Cactus and explore the Backyard Veggie Garden. Then, put those little fingers to work as we plant seeds and discover what plants need to grow.  

3rd-5th: Get hands-on with scientific tools and learn more about the creatures that live just beneath our feet as we explore the Compost Outpost. Learn from an agricultural expert as we tour one of the Garden’s greenhouses and discover why healthy soil is vital not only to plants, but to humans as well.

6th-10th: Engineer a filter system that is designed after the natural world’s water cleansing system. Help meet the challenge and design a brilliant landscape element that filters debris and pollution out of our surface water.

Times:
K-5th:10:00—11:30, meet at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden 

6th-10th: 9:45—Noon, meet in the BRIT Atrium (1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107)

Cost: $5 per person (includes adults and children)

 

May 20, 2019

K-2nd: Buzz the braided pathway and learn about the sweet relationships between flowers and pollinators while using simple scientific tools.

3rd-5th: Engage in an adventure where learners use their senses to search for and identify seasonal plants in our restored pocket prairie and then deconstruct flowers in a laboratory setting. 

6th-10th: Hike with GROW Girl as she guides you on an adventure to discover how humans impact the environment. We will use scientific tools and methods to determine what we can do to conserve our natural resources.

Times:
K-5th:10:00—11:30, meet in the BRIT Atrium (1700 University Drive, Fort Worth,TX 76107)

6th-10th: 9:45—Noon, meet at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden 

Cost: $5 per person (includes adults and children)

 

July 29, 2019

K-2nd: Enjoy story time with Carlos the Cactus as he teaches us about the importance of pollinators in the Backyard Veggie Garden. Then explore the garden as we work together to solve the Case of the Fallen Pollen and discover why pollinators are disappearing.

3rd-5th: Saddle up as we head out for a Texas Ecoregion Roundup! The flora and fauna from each ecoregion need your help to find their way home. Work together to determine which animals and plants belong where.

6th-10th: Think like a scientific engineer while examining two distinct sets of soils to determine which type is used on BRIT’s very own living roof. Texas Instruments Nspires and probes will be in used outdoors, and drop-ins experts will help establish career pathways.

Times:
K-5th:10:00—11:30, meet at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden 

6th-10th: 9:45—Noon, meet in the BRIT Atrium (1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107)

Cost: $5 per person (includes adults and children)

 

October 28, 2019

K-2nd: Enjoy story time, hosted by Bella the Begonia, that transforms the landscape through literary wonder and then wiggle your way through the dirt and embrace swirls in nature's design.

3rd-5th: Peek into the earth’s past through geological landforms that helped create our local Texas soil. Gain a deeper understanding of fossils and our relationship with the soil we use today.

6th-10th: Explore the physics behind a pumpkin in order to answer the questions: How much pressure can a pumpkin withstand? Does a pumpkin sink or float? 

Times:
K-5th: 10:00—11:30, meet in the BRIT Atrium (1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107)  

6th-10th: 9:45—Noon, meet at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden 

Cost: $5 per person (includes adults and children)