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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.