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What’s Happening at Clemson

June 27-July 7, 2015
(two weeks)

 

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Saturday (June 27)

The Vanishing Firefly Project will be hold the first of two “Count the Light” nights from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at the South Carolina Botanical Garden, giving the public the chance to count fireflies together and help researchers see if their numbers are declining. This is the fifth year of the project which invites citizen-scientists to count the number of fireflies they and record them through the project’s smartphone app or website. The data will be collected over several years from different habitats to determine the impact of human activity on firefly populations. The second “Count the Light” Night will be July 11. For information, contact Sue Watts (watts9@clemson.edu, 864-656-3679) or Michelle Cook (mcook@g.clemson.edu, 864-656-2037). WEATHER NOTE: If the event has to be postponed because of storms and rain, it will be announced on the Botanical Garden Facebook page.

Monday (June 29)

Clemson’s board of trustees will have a teleconference meeting at 2 p.m. It will originate from the president’s conference room, 201 Sikes Hall. Contact John Gouch for an agenda (jgouch@clemson.edu, 864-656-3859).

Monday (July 6)

Clemson University will be closed in observance of the July 4th holiday.

Saturday (July 11)

The Vanishing Firefly Project will be hold the first of two “Count the Light” nights from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at the South Carolina Botanical Garden, giving the public the chance to count fireflies together and help researchers see if their numbers are declining. This is the fifth year of the project which invites citizen-scientists to count the number of fireflies they and record them through the project’s smartphone app or website. The data will be collected over several years from different habitats to determine the impact of human activity on firefly populations. The second “Count the Light” Night will be July 11. For information, contact Sue Watts (watts9@clemson.edu, 864-656-3679) or Michelle Cook (mcook@g.clemson.edu, 864-656-2037).

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