In June 2019 the Museum hosted two interns in the department of Natural Sciences (Malacology) in partnership with CATHSSETA.
In their first week of arrival to the Museum, they went to the field with the curators to collect some molluscs. The sampling was done in Hilton, Mount Michael, Doreen Clark Nature Reserve. After the return from the field, they sorted all collected molluscs and it took them two days to identify those specimens. All identifications were verified by the curator. The identified species include Sheldonia cornea (now accepted as Kerkophorus corneus) and Trachycystis subpinguis (showing in the pictures), as well as Trachycystis aenea (now accepted as Chalcocystis aenea), Gulella columnella, Nata vernicosa and Euonyma lymneaeformis.
This work was very interesting and useful for these interns, as it was their first comprehensive field work and processing of the collected material experience.