Whether looking for a walk in the woods or some fun on a lake, UNC Charlotte’s Venture outdoor education program has the right summer trip. Led by experienced outdoor facilitators, Venture trips are open to UNC Charlotte students, faculty, staff and the general public.
All trips require a mandatory pre-trip meeting to review the itinerary, safety precautions and for participants to meet their companions. Typically, all equipment and transportation are provided by Venture.
This summer, trips include outings to South Mountains State Park for hiking and Lake Jocassee for camping and kayaking.
The UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens will offer "Bugs Beware! Carnivorous Plants of the Carolinas" on Saturday, July 19.
Designed for children age 7 to 12, the workshop will focus on the what, why, where and how of carnivorous plants in the Carolinas. Prospective attendees can register for two options – a 90-minute session that includes a Venus fly-trap or the two-hour session that features hands-on construction of a 12-inch bog dish garden with Venus fly-trap, pitcher plant, sundew and bog moss.
Sessions begin at 9:30 AM and cost $15 and $35, respectively. To register, email Paula Gross with participant(s) names and workshop option; cash/checks accepted on the morning of the workshop.