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Citizen Science Meet-Up in Griffith Park for the Snail/Slug Hunt

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On Feb 3, 2016


Who loves this rainy weather? Slugs and snails, that’s who!
Join the NHM citizen science team and our curator of Malacology, Jann Vendetti on our first official snail and slug hunt in Griffith Park. Participants will gain a whole new appreciation of our diverse local snail and slug species, including where to search for them and how to best photograph them in the name of science. Learn more than you ever thought possible about these slimy, one-footed residents of Los Angeles. Expect to find local and non-native species, some of which may be the first records of their kind in Los Angeles County. All photos will contribute to the El Niño Snailblitz and SLIME project. Light snacks and refreshments included (escargot will NOT be served)!

Date: February 20, 2016
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Travel Town Parking Lot, 5200 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
What to bring: Hat, sunscreen, layers, rain gear, and water
(Our staff will be conducting the program rain or shine.)
RSVP Deadline: February 16
Capacity: 40 People

For more information, please go to the Natural History Museum website



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