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Land Snails of Kentucky: A Citizen Science Workshop
June 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$35
Instructors: Dan and Judy Dourson
Hiking Level: Moderate
Are you a kid at heart that loves looking for treasure and exploring the great state of Kentucky? Do you like learning about the lesser known, least understood organisms that support our ecosystems? Are you detail-oriented? The Kentucky Statewide Land Snail Biodiversity Project needs YOU!
The Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves and Dourson Biological Consulting are conducting an 18-month project to survey the land snail species of Kentucky, update existing records and determine the status of land snail species in the state. This project seeks the collaboration and cooperation from a wide variety of sources across the state including biologists, teachers, land managers, park naturalists and most importantly, CITIZEN SCIENTISTS who are interested in contributing to a scientific study of a lesser known group of organisms that are the building blocks of the ecosystems.
Floracliff will be hosting this workshop to introduce the project, discuss the importance of land snails, habitat selection and collection techniques. Each participant will receive materials to assist in the project.
This workshop is a great opportunity to learn more about an under-appreciated organism, it’s place in ecosystems, and to contribute to the overall knowledge of land snail species across the state of Kentucky.
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