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Visit our Investigation Lab anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 26 to explore the fascinating world of land snails with Marla Coppolino, aka The Snail Wrangler. This lively multimedia display and presentation includes photos, videos, sounds, and stories about snails and their close cousins, the slugs. You will learn how they eat, breathe, see, move, and reproduce, and you’ll learn why land snails occupy an important place in the ecosystem. You’ll leave with a whole new appreciation of the lowly land snails!

Marla Coppolino is a malacologist (a scientist who studies snails), who has loved snails and all of nature for as long as she can remember. Marla holds a B.S. in Biological Sciences and a M.S. in Zoology, and is a certified Master Naturalist. She is a Research Associate at the Delaware Museum of Natural History (Wilmington, DE). Her goal is to promote awareness about land snails and their importance in the ecosystem through her artwork, writing, education, and via her unique endeavor, The Snail Wrangler, http://www.thesnailwrangler.com.


Free with general admission or DMNH Membership.



Also this weekend:

Celebrating the Bee-utiful Bee! Each day features:
• Bee films and Live bee webcams
• Pollination craft-ivity: Create your very own bee puppet and help it travel from flower to flower all while learning about why bees are such important pollinators! Then dress up like a bee and help pollinate the flowers in the Nature Nook!

Celebrating the Bee-utiful Bee activities will be during Nature Nook hours:
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Friday, Saturday, Monday
12 p.m.– 3 p.m. Sunday



Meet the Museum’s newest resident, a flock of Sun Conures: Friday, May 25 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 27 at 1:30 p.m.