Super Citizen Scientists

The BioSCAN Project, RASCals (Reptiles and Amphibians of Southern California), SLIME (Snails and slugs Living in Metropolitan Environments), and the Southern California Squirrel Survey have all joined forces to study urban biodiversity in a HUGE way!

E-mail unrc@nhm.orgwith your name and address and ask to be put on our email list to be informed about future projects!

Our current project sites are located from the coast all the way to the Inland Empire. While we are done recruiting for the SuperProject for this year, we will begin recruitment for our next project in the second half of 2016. Read on to find out more about what it takes to participate in this project!

What becoming a SuperProject involves
Surveying your yard for 15 minutes, twice a month, for one year, in search of squirrels, reptiles, amphibians, and snails and recording your observations (including submitting photos based on your backyard surveys).

Some participants are chosen to assist with our insect and spider surveys. This includes installation of an insect trap for the collection of insects from your yard for one week each month. SP sites with traps will receive bimonthly visits from an NHM entomologist who will survey your yard and collect spiders for the L.A. County Spider Survey.