Programs & Events

Science Saturdays: Freshwater Mussels and Snails

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Science Talks
Jan. 5, 2013 | Saturday, 11:00am
Ages 12 and older
Location: Museum of Natural Sciences - Windows on the World, 3rd Floor

Freshwater Mussels and Snails: Why They Are Important to You

Art Bogan and two other malacologists standing in a riverArthur Bogan, Research Curator of Aquatic Invertebrates
NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Research Laboratory

Art Bogan will be talking about freshwater mussels and snails, their shells and natural history. These exciting animals are an important part of the freshwater ecosystem. They have been and continue to be of economic importance. The mussels are Nature’s filtering system.

Science Saturdays is a series of lectures and demonstrations that are held on the first Saturday of each month in Windows on the World at 11 am. The presentations mainly target middle- and high-school students, but everyone is welcome to attend.

Science Saturdays are held in partnership with the NC State University Biomedical Engineering Department and are funded through NC Space Grant.