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.
Four student teams, comprised of a total of 10 to 12 individuals from the College of Computing and Informatics, will participate in a regional hackathon set for Saturday and Sunday, July 12 - 13, in the PORTAL building at UNC Charlotte.
The University is hosting one of several such events being held worldwide; the goal is to expose technology innovators and the financial services community to one another. Hackathon organizers are founders of "The Money Event" (TME) held during Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas Sept. 9 - 11. TME sessions focus on innovations in commerce, banking, payments and financial services in general.
According to hackathon organizers, their mission is to demonstrate the power of open platforms and mobile technologies in fostering innovations in financial services.