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Aquarium WOW's and HOW's: The Science Behind Aquatic Conservation
Friday, March 22
6:00 - 8:30pm

The Southeast is home to more freshwater species than anywhere else in the United States. More than half of the nation's freshwater fishes, 90% of freshwater mussels and 72% of turtles live in our region. Unfortunately, many of these animals are in jeopardy. Discover how the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute (TNACI) is working with other environmental organizations to protect and restore freshwater habitats and the creatures that depend upon clean waters. From colorful topminnows and darters to River Giants, you'll gain a deeper appreciation for the natural treasures in our backyard as you meet and interact with TNACI researchers and scientists and our partners in the field. More than a dozen experts will be on hand to share insight on the fascinating conservation projects currently underway.

Dr. Anna George, director of TNACI, will deliver some inspiring auditorium programs, while experts from Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Conservation Fisheries Inc.,Tennessee Tech University,and UGA demonstrate field techniques and describe the multiplier effect of collaborative work. Add special animal presentations, games and activities for kids and you have one great way to celebrate World Water Day! Presented by Tennessee American Water and Volkswagen Group of America.

Free to Tennessee Aquarium members & Non-Member guests using Member Night guest Passes (Limit: one guest per pass)
Non-member price: $15/Adults & $10/Children 3-12
Friday, March 22, 2013 at 6:00 PM
 
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