April 24 - Walking Class: Native American Plant Uses in North Central Texas

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SKU: 2021AE04-24WCNAP

Take a walk around the BRIT campus with Dr. Grace Bascopé, BRIT Resident Research Associate and Medical and Environmental Anthropologist. You will learn about which and how plants were used by the First Peoples of the North Central Texas area. Dr. Bascopé will also discuss archaeological research carried out right around BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Explore the First Peoples Demonstration Garden and discuss how Native Americans and others optimize water conservation in their gardens in this dry region.

Saturday, April 24, 2021 (1:00 pm – 2:00 pm)
Location: BRIT Grounds*
Registration Deadline: April 22
Price: $25 /Non-Member or $20 /Member (Log in to receive Member benefits.)
If you do not know your member login information, please call our Membership office at 817-332-7518 for assistance.

*This class will take place outdoors with space for 6' between participants. Class size will be capped at 15. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available. The use of masks is encouraged.



Dr. Bascope left the classroom after years of teaching Anthropology and conducting field schools in Yucatán, México with both Texas Christian University and University of North Texas. Though specializing in Medical Anthropology, her dissertation work (The Household Ecology of Disease Transmission: Childhood Illness in a Yucatán Maya Community) pulled her toward exploring the environment through the eyes of collaborating community members. This led to facilitating place-based learning programs and gathering ethno-environmental data. Current qualitative research focuses on how diminishing corn cultivation, craft production from local forest resources and worldwide economic realities articulate to impact construction of Yucatec Maya cultural identity. Commitment to local Sense of Place learning has also led her to explore how indigenous peoples of North Texas utilized the land prior to European contact.

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