The Bay Area’s Most Wanted Spider
|Where||94118 California 94118 United States|
Arachnologists at the California Academy of Sciences need your help documenting the presence and distribution of Zoropsis spinimana spiders.
Although harmless to humans, this spider competes with local species and is considered invasive. Participants can use a simple digital camera to document the presence of this spider, and, if comfortable collecting the spider, send in actual spider specimens.
With the help of citizen scientists, researchers can study how the Zoropsis spider population is spreading in the Bay Area.
|How to Join||
To participate, mail your photo of the spider, data sheet, and/or specimen to:
ATTN: Bay Area’s Most Wanted Spider
Or, send your materials by email to:
Data sheets can found on the following PDF document: http://www.calacademy.org/academy/exhibits/naturalist_center/pdfs/zoropsis_datasheet.pdf.
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
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