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Mālama Learning Center’s Snails and Rat Lungworm Professional Development Workshop

May 28, 2020


June 24, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Learning Platform

Grades 6-12 teachers are encouraged to attend this workshop to gain first-hand knowledge from Bishop Museum’s Malacologists performing the most extensive research on snails in the Pacific. Researchers will introduce teachers to lessons that will connect students to local issues surrounding invasive species and Rat Lungworm. You will also get to hear from several high school interns and learn about some of the things they were able to do as a part of their snail survey internship experience. Through this course you will learn the following: How to identify native and invasive snails in Hawaiʻi, how to manage pest species in your school's gardens, ways to survey for snails on your school's campus and all about Rat Lungworm such as the life cycle, symptoms of Rat Lungworm Disease and ways to prevent it. Please sign up here by June 12, 2020. This is a non-credit professional development workshop and no portfolio is required. However, the first 20 teachers that register and complete this virtual workshop will receive FREE educational resources and classroom supplies to help teach about the topics covered in the workshop.