Carnivorous Plants: The Venus Fly Trap and Others

When I taught an after-school garden club for elementary students, I tried to find topics that would use the science of awe to engage the students. Shortly into my thirteen-year tenure leading the club, I found a carnivorous plant at a local nursery. What a perfect topic, I thought to myself! So, I learned about this group of plants first, reading everything I could from reputable sources. Soon a unit came together that I used to teach my young students (aged 7–12). Virtually, every year after or for the next ten years, I taught a carnivorous plant unit. It’s no surprise…

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Carol Labuzzetta

Carol Labuzzetta

Carol is a freelance environmental educator. She blogs daily about education, nature, travel, poetry & anything that inspires. Her new passion is writing.