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Knox County Mussels and Snails: The Good, the Bad, and the Gone

Gerry Dinkins, curator of malacology, at the McClung Museum; and Barbara Dinkins, principal scientist, Dinkins Biological Consulting, will present "Knox County Mussels and Snails: The Good, the Bad, and the Gone" Friday, January 25.

Historically, Knox County had an amazing diversity of freshwater mussels and land snails. Unfortunately, most of our freshwater mussels are gone, while our land snail fauna is mostly intact. The Dinkins will explore the reasons behind why one group has nearly disappeared, while the other has persisted.

The UT Science Forum takes place Friday, January 25 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe (located at 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way), Room A.

Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase it from the arena. Each presentation is followed by a Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.

We have temporary parking passes available for our guests who do not have UT parking passes. An RSVP is required for the pass. To request a pass, please visit our website at

Friday, January 25, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe, A
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way

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McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture
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Amanda Womac

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