Project RESTORE Educator Trek: Plants That Bite Back

  • 8:30am Saturday, April 13, 2024 - 6:00pm Sunday, April 14, 2024

multiple Venus flytraps with red centers and green on the outside, each side of the trap is fringed with lashes.

North Carolina is home to an amazing diversity of plants, including some of the “most wonderful plants in the world,” according to Charles Darwin. Discover and learn about our wonderful insect-eating plants and the habitats in which they thrive.

With support from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Project RESTORE (Rescuing Endangered Species Through Outreach, Restoration, and Education) will feature a suite of educational opportunities for teachers and students to participate in restoration and monitoring of imperiled and endangered species in eastern North Carolina.

Credit: 16 contact hours toward CEUs or Criteria II/III for North Carolina’s Environmental Education Certification Program

Lodging: The workshop fee covers a one-night hotel stay near Wilmington, double occupancy.

Transportation: Participants can ride with the group from Raleigh departing at 8:30am or from Burgaw, NC around 10:45am. Due to the circuitous nature of this workshop and the use of unimproved gravel roads, there is not an option for participants to drive themselves to and from Wilmington.  Transportation will be in Museum vehicles.

Register online
The full workshop fee is due when you register and payment is via credit card. Registration for most Educator Treks is on a first-come, first-served basis. Treks fill quickly, so register early!

*The cost of this Trek is reduced due to a grant through the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Due to this reduction of costs, Friends of the Museum discounts are unavailable.


  • Fee: $75* (includes one night double-occupancy hotel lodging, transportation from Raleigh or Burgaw, and workshop materials)
  • Requirements: For educators (includes teachers, administrators, pre-service or substitute teachers; non-formal educators; anyone working on their EE certification)
  • Program Instructor: Melissa Dowland and Danielle Pender
  • Activity Level: Hiking 1-2 miles on uneven surfaces.
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April 13 @ 8:30 am
April 14 @ 6:00 pm
$75* (includes one night double-occupancy hotel lodging, transportation from Raleigh or Burgaw, and workshop materials)


In the Field

Green Swamp Preserve and Holly Shelter Game Lands


Melissa Dowland