Without plants to generate oxygen, humans would have to retrieve it from scuba tanks and the minty breath of local supermen. Take a fresh breath with today's Groupon to the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get an individual annual partner-level membership (a $50 value).
- For $40, you get a family annual partner-level membership for a family of four (a $100 value).
Both memberships include:
- 10 percent discount in Flora, the Gift Store, education classes, camps, and books
- 10 percent discount on garden supplies and plants at Calloway’s Nursery and Marshall Grain Company
- Invitations to members-only events
- Subscriptions to BRIT’s monthly e-newsletter, "Leaflet," and twice-yearly Iridos magazine.
Celebrating 20 years of service to the general public, the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) engages the community with its groundbreaking environmental research. In May 2011, BRIT moved into a brand-new 70,000-square-foot building, one of only eight buildings in Texas to earn the platinum LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The opening exhibit highlights some of the less-visible aspects of the facility's sustainability, like its living-roof project, water conservation, and development of sun-cooked Hot Pockets. Public and private tours occur throughout the week, introducing visitors to some of the plants among more than one million specimens in the herbarium, the largest of its kind in the Southeast.
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.
1700 University Dr.
Fort Worth, Texas 76107