• BRIT’s First Saturday program showcases research projects and features a farmers market, plant ID station, tours of the grounds and building, and a children’s story time. Scheduled for 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 2, the event entails a science-fair setting where visitors vote for research projects to determine which ones will be funded. The Botanical Research Institute of Texas is at 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth. 817-332-4441; brit.org.
• Blend yoga and nature during a 10 a.m. class Aug. 2 at the River Legacy Living Science Center. There’s a $6 fee; bring your own mat and equipment. At 2 p.m. Aug 2, kids can join a live animal observation along with a River Legacy naturalist. RSVP to 817-860-6752. 703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington.
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• Kids can learn about nonvenomous snakes, and see them firsthand, during a “Harmless Snakes” presentation at 2 p.m. Aug. 2, at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. At 8 a.m. Sunday, the refuge offers a bird ID field trip. Both activities are free with paid admission ($2-$5 per person). 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth. 817-392-7410;www.fwnaturecenter.org
• Get your gardening questions answered with a call to the Tarrant County Master Gardener Association help desk, 817-884-1944. Call 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
• Johnson County Master Gardeners answer gardening questions and give horticultural advice 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays. Simply call the Johnson County Extension Office at 817-556-6370 and ask to speak to a master gardener.
Mark your calendar …
• For the first fall meeting of the North Texas Daylily Society, 7 p.m. Aug. 21, at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s Camellia Room. Nationally known hybridizer Tim Bell, of Sycamore, Ga., will talk about daylilies and auction some of his own. For more information, call Dee Dee Thompson,817-249-5992
, or visithttp://www.northtexasdaylilysociety.org/
or the society’s Facebook page.
• For a required orientation session for the Parker County Master Gardener program, 10 a.m. Aug. 12 or 2 p.m. Aug. 20, at the AgriLife Extension office, 608 N. Main St., Weatherford. The fee for the eight-week program will be $130. For more information, call the extension office,817-598-6168
• For Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Earth-Kind modular horticulture and Master Gardener classes held on occasional Saturdays through December in various locations in North Texas. Registration is recommended. For info, call 817-884-1944 and ask for Steve Chaney, or visithttp://tarrantmg.org
for the schedule of classes.
• For free, informal tours of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden by members of the Perennial Garden Master Gardener Project and the Trial Garden Master Gardener Project at 10 a.m. Aug. 13, and a guided tour of the trial garden at 9 a.m. Aug. 14, weather permitting. Look for signs at each garden and wait for the tour guide. To check availability, call the botanic garden’s main desk at 817-871-7686.