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Wed, Jul 14


Online Zoom Speaker Series Event

Four Years of Big Night

Four Years of Big Night - Implications for Road Ecology and Conservation of Amphibians presented by University of Maine Graduate Student and Big Night Coordinator Greg LeClair as part of our monthly speaker series.

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Four Years of Big Night
Four Years of Big Night

Time & Location

Jul 14, 2021, 6:30 PM

Online Zoom Speaker Series Event

About The Event

Big Night is the only statewide community science project in the nation that focuses on assisting migratory amphibians in crossing the road while collecting data to inform future conservation efforts. As of 2021, this grassroots project has grown immensely and thousands of amphibians have found themselves safely reaching their breeding habitat due to the project. This talk will briefly discuss the history of the project and dive into the interesting results since the project's start, including fresh results from 2021, our biggest year yet.

Greg LeClair is a graduate student at the University of Maine where he studies environmental DNA and turtle conservation. Greg has been involved in herpetological research since 2014 and began the Maine Big Night project in 2018 as a pet project to help assist amphibians in crossing roads while collecting scientific data.

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