The Great Climate Race

Donning snail costumes, participants become living game pieces in a race to learn about the habitat requirements of snails in urban environments, as well as some of the challenges climate change models predict they will face.

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  • Extreme Weather
  • Temperature Increase

How to Get this Kit

If you would like to borrow a CUSP climate change education kit, contact Pat McShea at Please make requests at least one week in advance. Loans may be scheduled up to two months in advance.

Big Questions

  • How does climate change affect tiny urban wildlife like snails?
  • What can you do in your own backyard to help?

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Learn More

Snails are everywhere, even in your own urban backyard! Learn more about local snails at Land Snails and Slugs of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States

Climate change will make it harder for Pennsylvania wildlife to survive. Learn more about how climate change affects your local wildlife at Conserving Urban Wildlife in the Face of Climate Change