CFCC participates in Flytrap Frolic

Cape Fear Community College’s geology program, working with New Hanover County Schools, will be bringing a new outreach program to 32 elementary school classes this month. Each class will be provided a Venus flytrap, a growing kit, and educational materials to enhance each classroom’s curriculum. Working in cooperation with the North Carolina Land Trust, CFCC students, faculty, and staff will present an informative program about Venus flytraps to over 750 elementary school students.

These endangered plants are found only in the wild within 125km of Wilmington. The third annual  Flytrap Frolic will be held April 20th at the Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden behind Alderman Elementary School. This free, family environmental education event will focus on carnivorous plants and conservation. Special activities include walking tours of the Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant, “flytrap” kids’ craft; live snakes from Halyburton Park; geo-caching plant scavenger hunt; presentations by retired biologist Richard Leblond and Phil “Dr. Rocks” Garwood, geology instructor at Cape Fear Community College.

For more information, contact Daniel Sheret at