Scientist Saturday: Giant Clams

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Scientist Saturday: Giant Clams

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet graduate students Lincoln Rehm and Michelle Gannon, who study giant clams. These marvelous mollusks are an important part of coral reef ecology in the Pacific Ocean. They have brilliantly colored tissues with abundant algae that help make food for the giant clam to use to build its shell.

Meet and take a picture with the largest mollusk shells. Get hands-on practice filtering water to learn which components of the water are food for the algae and giant clams. You will see what really makes their relationship special and so important to a reef.

About Scientist Saturday

Discover current research and meet real scientists at Scientist Saturdays. See hands-on demonstrations of scientists’ exciting research and ask all the questions you want from 1 to 4 p.m. The program welcomes guests of all ages to interact with the scientists, who are happy to converse with you about their current research. Come back for new guests each month. Free with general admission. No registration required.


March 16
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Academy of Natural Sciences


The Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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