Students visit the Center for Aquatic Mollusk Programs

November 09, 2018

Stillwater Middle School students visited the Center for Aquatic Mollusk Programs in Lake City, Minnesota. About 35 kids met with scientists to learn about mussel propagation, reproduction, and identification.

They examined the federally endangered winged mapleleaf mussels under the microscope. Students also got an up close look at american eels, and several species of fish including the log head perch, which is the host fish for the snuffbox mussel.

This summer, science teacher Bretta Chaplinski and her students collected mussel shells from the St. Croix River. They will be put in a display case in the middle school which was funded by a $3,000 grant from The Partnership Plan. For photos visit our Facebook page.