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Wildlife Acoustics in the classroom: More on the MARA project

Wildlife Acoustics in the classroom: More on the MARA project

“It’s quite difficult to protect a species if you are unaware of where it is located!” That’s the simplest explanation that Dr. Heather Cunningham, state coordinator of The Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas (MARA), can give as to why her massive citizen science project is so important.

The MARA project aims to document the current distribution of all amphibian and reptile species in Maryland, and in Calvert County alone, they’ve enlisted 1300 seventh graders to help out!

Not only does this help the state get a better picture of their population density, but it also educates students on the importance of these creatures.

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