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April 7th - 7th Mid-Atlantic Carnivorous Plant Society Meeting


Board of Directors
7th Mid-Atlantic Carnivorous Plant Society meeting will be on Sunday, April 7th at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. This meeting will be co-sponsored by the Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB), an NSF-funded group that focuses on studying mechanical forces in plants and animals. We are extremely lucky to have Dr. Guy Genin, a professor of mechanical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, give the keynote presentation/workshop (hands-on!) on electrical signalling in the Venus flytrap. This will definitely be one of the most unique workshops we've had. See the end of the email for parking information.

We are exploring the possibility of having a group tour at the nearby Bartram's Garden (10 minute drive from Penn), which is not only a beautiful area but also named for John Bartram, who was instrumental in the early discoveries and descriptions of the Venus flytrap. If there is enough interest, we will book a group tour with them. Costs for the tour have yet to be negotiated, but it is likely they will be around $20 per person.
As with all meetings, we are looking for people to:
Serve on a panel of experts during our moderated Q&A on carnivorous plant cultivation
Give 5-10 minute presentations on their own carnivorous plants and setups to both help everyone get to know each other and give people ideas for their setups
We have a plant auction planned at the end as always. 50% of auction proceeds will be donated to MACPS, which will go towards offsetting field trip charges, guest speaker fees, meeting venue fees, etc. We always accept donations of plants as well. We strongly encourage you to preregister your plants here. This will allow other members attending the meeting to see what might be auctioned off, and will make meeting setup easier. Of course, you are still welcome to bring non-preregistered plants on the day of the meeting.
Please RSVP for the meeting (https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSc4m1mnhAAeQey_m…/viewform…) and let us know if you are interested in going on a tour of Bartram's Garden and being part of our expert panel/give a presentation on your plants!
Parking Information:
Penn Park, 31st & Lower Walnut Streets
Hourly Parking (credit card only):
$4 per hour up to 4 hours
$13 flat rate 4 hours and over first-come, first-served basis
Chestnut 34, NE corner of 34th & Chestnut Streets (enter off of 34th, north of Chestnut)
Hourly Parking, Monday - Sunday 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Flat Rates (credit card only)
$19: In between 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., out by 11 pm
$14: In between 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., out by 11 pm
$11: In between 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., out by 11 pm