RASCals (Reptiles and Amphibians of Southern California)
|Presented By||Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County|
|Goal||Improve our knowledge of reptiles and amphibians in SoCal.|
|Task||Find reptiles/amphibians, take photos, submit to our project.|
RASCals is designed to improve our knowledge of native and non-native reptiles and amphibians in southern California. This region is home to 22.5 million people and has experienced dramatic urbanization and habitat modification. We need your help in documenting reptiles and amphibians throughout the region so that we can examine how various species have responded to these habitat changes. We are interested in native and non-native species and in observations in all types of habitats, from relatively pristine habitats to heavily modified, urban habitats, such as backyards, schoolyards, and urban parks. This project is conducted in collaboration with iNaturalist.
|How to Join||
It is easy to participate in RASCals, all you need to do is follow three easy steps.
Step 1: Find lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs, and salamanders
Step 2: Take Pictures or Audio Recordings
1. Digital camera or a smartphone with a camera
|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|
|Type of Activity||In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, On a hike, In the car, At home, In snow or rain, At the beach, Exclusively online, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium, At night, At sports stadiums|
|Tags||amphibians, biodiversity, California, frogs, LA, lizards, Los Angeles, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, newts, NHM, reptiles, salamanders, snakes, southern California, tortoise, turtles|
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