Without plants, there would be no oxygen and nothing to prevent bunnies from discovering that humans taste delicious. Help keep the rabbits at bay with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get an annual partner-level membership (a $50 value) at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. BRIT gives plants the starring role through botanical education, research, and scientific publications. An annual partner-level membership lets donors explore everything on BRIT’s 69,000-square-foot grounds, including the herbarium, a preserved-plant museum that documents most of the plant families. Both the library and the children’s library—seeded with natural history titles dating back to the 1700s—are invaluable resources for anyone who’s ever wanted to cuddle with a fern. Membership also includes a 10% discount on gift shop items, classes, and books; and another 10% discount on garden supplies at Marshall Grain Company. Click here to view all the benefits of a partner-level membership.
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Can plants help save the planet? That's a question the researchers at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas ask themselves every day. The institute has been around since 1987, and since that time it has become a center that uses conservation ideas and plant research for the greater good. Whether researchers are discovering new plant species or coming up with solutions to pollution using botanics, they stay curious about the plant world and then share their findings with the public. Visitors to the campus can also tour the super-efficient facility—built in 2011—and explore its herbarium, libraries, and expansive grounds.
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