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Photo: USGS
Participation fee $0
Expenses $0
Spend the time outdoors
Location United States
Appropriate for kids yes
Teaching materials no


Required Gear:

Use the resources found on the Snake Count website to help guide your research. You may need a camera to document your snake sightings.


The Snake Count


Document every species of snake in the United States.
Find and identify snakes.

The Snake Count needs citizen scientists to map and track snake distributions across North America. This is your chance to take an active role in in snake conservation.

Usual Count Dates (check website for most updated details): Spring: May 12-20 Fall: September 15-23

The goal of the Snake Count is to document every species of snake that occurs in the United States in a single time period. The data collected during the Snake Count will be used by the Center for Snake Conservation to map the current distribution of snakes. The data collected will confirm the existence of some rare species and provide baseline data to help monitor selected populations of more common species in the future.

By participating in this project, you'll learn how to find and identify snakes, and your efforts will help scientists identify conservation concerns for snakes across North America. Everyone who participates in the Snake Count does it for the joy of being outdoors and helping promote the conservation of our most unique predators--snakes!




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