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Mystery Snails - Various Dates

  • 16 Aug 2015
  • 9:00 AM
  • Mason Neck State Park - Kayak Launch Area

Michelle Ryan, a Ph.D. candidate at George Mason University, is studying the distribution and role the mystery snails are playing in our Potomac River watershed, and she seeks interested volunteer citizen scientists to asssit in the data collection effrots during the upcoming Summer 2015 field season (mid-May - September 15). 


Citizen scientists can participate in the Mystery snail research project either by conducting one or more snail surveys from kayaks or canoes from these launch points:  Occoquan Regional Park or Mason Neck State Park, or by foot in park areas along the Virginia side of the Potomac River. 


Information and schedule:  Children under 16 need direct adult (parent/guardian) supervision while participating in this project.  Plan for hot weather by bringing your own drinking water.  Dress for field work (sturdy shoes, clothing to protect hands, arms, and legs). NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.


Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton  (Kayak Launch Area)  - Come for one or all dates:


July 12 at 9AM

July 26 at 9AM

August 1 at 9AM

August 16 at 9AM


For more information, contact Michelle Ryan, mailto:jryan10@gmu.edu or 571-723-2754.

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