Erin Starr White

Community Education Manager

Erin joined the staff of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas in 2019. She is an educator, writer, curator, and environmentalist; she brings over a decade of experience as a museum educator to her role at BRIT. Erin is passionate about working with adult learners, having led the docent corps at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. She has served on the UTA Fort Worth Gallery Advisory Committee and written extensively about art of all types. She has studied theories of natural wellness and enjoys continuing to develop her ties to the local community through plants and art. 

At BRIT, Erin's focus is twofold: to connect the community with the nature through workshops that focus on plants, ecology, sustainability, conservation, and health and wellness; and to serve as curator of the Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall, where she creates art exhibitions that explore similar subjects. Through art, BRIT and Botanic Garden visitors locate new ways to think about the natural world and their place within it.    

"Being in touch with the natural world is crucial." -Sir David Attenborough