Science Café: Mussel Love: The Amazing Freshwater Clam

6:00-7:00 PM

Freshwater mussels, often called clams, are one of the most endangered groups of animals in New York, but their allure is often unnoticed.  Imagine this animal’s beauty – a hard shell, smelling of mud, a single foot to drag themselves about, and lacking eyes or a head.  They may not sound physically attractive, but they render services that that are critical to healthy aquatic ecosystems and human life.  Join NYS Museum Freshwater Ecologist and Malacologist, Dr. Denise Mayer, as she presents the fascinating lives of freshwater mussels and perhaps you too will be smitten by these enchanting creatures.

This fun, interactive program is free. Food and drink are not included.

The Hollow Bar + Kitchen is located at 79 North Pearl Street. Albany, NY 12207.
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