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Junior Scientist Workshop: How Does a River Flex Its Mussels?
Start Date: 4/9/2022Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 4/9/2022End Time: 12:00 PM

Event Description

Mussels might be a familiar sight at the seaside, but how do they keep a freshwater river flowing?

These bivalves are a filtering force of nature. Discover how mussels up and down our waterways are critical to the health of river systems. Examine specimens from our Patrick Center for Environmental Research and learn how the Academy is partnering around the region to restore mussel populations. Meet some baby mussels and try out a few filter feeding activities to see how hard these amazing animals work.

This workshop is part of the Academy’s Water Year. Find out why we need to protect this resource and how you can help.

Please bring a small snack and a filled reusable water bottle. Feel free to bring some shells or other natural history specimens from your own collection to show off, and we will provide everything else.

Drop-off and check-in begin at 9:45 a.m. at the Academy’s 19th Street entrance.

Please contact Amy Hoyt, youth and family programs educator, at alp333@drexel.edu

$25 child/$15 member child per workshop; additional children per family can be registered for $10 each

Register here by Thursday, April 7 at 5 p.m.

A child looking through a microscope
Location:
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Audience:
  • Everyone

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