Spots still available for Hawaii snail workshop

Oahu tree snails. ©Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resource Conservation

The Hawaii Chapter of The Wildlife Society will host a Beginner’s Workshop in Hawaiian Land Snail Identification on July 1 at NOAA’s Pier 38 Office in Honolulu.

Hawaii is home to more than 750 species of native land snails from 13 families and about 50 non-native land snails from 28 families. To the untrained eye, several non-native snails look the same as native snails. This workshop will introduce participants to the native and non-native diversity of land snails in Hawaii and the first steps on how to identify them. Instructors will also show participants the most effective protocols to help with identification.

Registration is $20. There are only 25 spots and they are first come first served. To sign up and secure your spot, first: pay online via the chapter’s square website then email the chapter at TWSHawaii@gmail.com to confirm payment and to provide first and last names and contact information for all those signing up, including a phone number and email address to reach each person (reason: the chapter can’t necessarily tell from square everyone coming if one person pays for multiple people).  Once these steps are complete your spot(s) will be secured. If you want to find out more or have questions, contact TWS Hawai’i Chapter at twshawaii@gmail.com.


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