June 15, 2016. Talking filter feeders in the classroom.

Emma Green-Beach talks to a classroom of 7th graders about the power of filter feeders as solutions to nitrogen buildup, or eutrophication, in waterways. Notice the two tanks on the table behind Emma. When we started this talk, both tanks were a deep green. Within 20 minutes the one with mussels in it was crystal clear! We even were able to see an effect from putting just 1 mussel in the "dirty" tank. #bivalvification