Our Venus Fly Trap on Plant Science Today

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The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) joined with the US Botanic Garden (USBG) to collaborate with the Botanical Society of America (BSA), Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Society of Economic Botany and Rutgers University in order to organize a 5-part, 600 square foot exhibit at the April 15-17, 2016 USA Science & Engineering Festival (USASEF). Over 365,000 people attended the festival! During USASEF the Plant Movement team piloted several new hands-on explorations.

Each collaborating partner developed activities which all combined to create a substantial ‘plant presence’ at USASEF. Each activity also can work as an independent exploration. Five activities and related materials will be added to USBG programming as well as shared by the other collaborators at science festivals and other hands-on educational settings across the country including our Venus Fly Trap Model.

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