Field Studies Saturday at BRITThis Saturday, June 1, is the next installment of the First Saturdays program at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. First Saturdays are kid-friendly programs designed to teach the entire family about plants and science. This is a free event. The theme for the June 1 program is “Field Studies Saturday.” Here’s what you can expect from the event:

Bella’s Storytime (10:30-11:30 a.m.) – Join Bella for reading and exploratory activities in the Burk Children’s Library and the Tree House at BRIT! These hour-long programs are designed for preschool-development levels and their adult partners. Book for this week is In the Tall Tall Grass by Denise Fleming.

Farmer’s Market (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) – The farmers’ market features a variety of fresh, seasonal produce from local community gardens based around Fort Worth. Live music and other family-friendly entertainment is also present. Food truck Taco Heads will be on site, too.

Discovery Stations on the Prairie (10 am – 2 pm) – Learn how to collect plants and insects, or stop by our general observation station to learn more about BRIT’s prairie.

Leading and Learning in Nature: BRIT Field School Changing Lives (1:30 pm) – This presentation by Education Specialist Dr. April Sawey will cover some of the educational research being conducted on the BRIT Field School.

Book Chat: The Log From the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck (2:15 pm) – This open-forum discussion focuses on John Steinbeck’s travelogue documenting his voyage around the Baja Peninsula and highlights the joys of “messy science”, a concept BRIT embraces through its own education programs.