Reason #3 Carnivorous Plants and Beautiful Bogs

Newfoundland is home to several varieties of carnivorous plants including the purple pitcher plant (which is the flower emblem of Newfoundland & Labrador–they even have it on their license plate).

The purple pitcher plant is found in bogs, and it captures and digests small insects by dissolving them. What’s cool is that there are also insects that have evolved anti-enzymes to counteract the digestive enzymes in the fluid that feed upon the dissolving insects.

 

 

About Jessica Lura

I am the director of teaching and learning at public K-8 charter school in Northern California. I work to integrate technology and hands-on learning into the classroom. I develop and lead professional development for my school, helping teachers develop project-based learning and design thinking units, integrate technology and digital citizenship in the classroom, and create opportunities for real world interactions and projects. For my efforts, I was named Santa Clara County's Office of Education Charter School Teacher of Year for 2013 and a 2014 Comcast All-Star Teacher. I am also a Google Certified Innovator
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