Cheryl happily discovered a career as an informal educator while working for the Imaginarium of South Texas in Laredo. Upon moving to Fort Worth, she continued as a contract informal educator specializing in art and science integration. She has strong connections to Fort Worth community organizations through her contract work, and continues to strengthen those relationships as part of the BRIT Education Team. Cheryl enjoys exploring her love of nature and early childhood education at BRIT with Bella the Begonia, and is thrilled to use her acquired knowledge and skills as part of this dynamic education team.
At BRIT Cheryl’s main focus is on implementing and expanding the Bella preschool programs. This includes the Bella, Books, and Botany program, which teaches science thinking concepts to preschool students through quality children’s literature and hands-on science activities. The program also provides professional development to pre-K teachers so that they are better prepared to teach and discuss science both in their classroom, as well as outdoors. In addition to early childhood education, you can find Cheryl behind-the-scenes at CampBRIT in the summer as the Camp Coordinator – ensuring that our camp facilitators are prepared, well supplied, and delivering quality experiences to children who attend.
We respectfully acknowledge that the Fort Worth Botanic Garden is located on traditional lands of Indigenous Peoples. We honor the ancestry, heritage, and gifts of all Indigenous Peoples who were sustained by these lands and give thanks to them. We are grateful that these lands continue to provide enrichment for many people today. [More…]