Black Hills State University (BHSU) is a small undergraduate college
in South Dakota, not far from the famous Mount Rushmore. Many of its
students come from the local rural area and have not travelled widely.
The college aims to provide these students with international research
How did BHSU become involved with the
Antiguan Racer Conservation Project?
The project needed the help of another herpetologist. That's someone
who knows a lot about snakes and lizards. Dr Brian Smith, a lizard
expert from BHSU, was trying to find an overseas research project
for his students. It was a perfect match.
Why does Dr Smith think it's important
to save the Antiguan racer?
What is BHSU's role in the project?
Dr Smith and his students are studying
the lizards that the Antiguan racer eats. Their work is helping
the project to decide which islands have enough food for a
new population of snakes (see Eggs
In Other Baskets).