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Science Talk: Freshwater Mussels and Snails: Why They Are Important to You: Jan. 5

Jan. 5, 2013 — 11 a.m., NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Windows on the World, 3rd Floor, 11 West Jones Street, Raleigh.

FEE: Free

Join the Museum for science talkwith Arthur Bogan, research curator of aquatic invertebrates for the Museum. Bogan will talk 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 a.m. 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.