Freshwater Academy is a week-long camp that gives high school students the opportunity for hands-on experience and fieldwork in Northwestern Pennsylvania's waterways. Students spend their days studying biology and freshwater ecology at a level they can't achieve in the classroom. They will get wet, they will get dirty, and they will love it!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
During a busy day of canoeing and exploring, Brian, our canoe master, taught us about freshwater mussels. Brian sent us out to find both alive and dead mussels. My favorite was the pocketbook mussel. It is named after its pocketbook shape. Mussels are really neat creatures.