AEP Conesville Earth Day

Every year American Electric Power hosts Earth Day at their Conesville power plant near Coshocton, Ohio. Every year the Division of Molluscs shows up to spread the Good Word about imperiled freshwater mussels – this year was an unusually cold and overcast May 13. It was a unique opportunity to engage 400-500 middle school children with hands-on activities such as Match the Shell with the Stupid Common Name, Match the Mussel with its Host, and Find the PIT-Tagged Shell with the Expensive PIT Tag Reader. A good time was had by all. And free hotdogs! Kudos to AEP for the outreach.