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BeOnlineWithAMC What Can Dragonflies Tell Us About Mercury in National Parks?

Date and Time

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Online - Zoom - Click Link Below,
Web Based,
United States


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The Dragonfly Mercury Project Comes to AMC Did you know that before they take wing as beautiful, mosquito-eating insects, dragonfly larvae spend most of their life underwater, as brown jet-propelled eating machines? Did you know they can tell us a lot about water quality? These aquatic macroinvertebrates are being pressed into service as biosentinels that identify lakes and streams that are most at risk for mercury. Join AMC Research Director Dr. Nelson to learn about how citizen scientists like you help us learn about water quality in national parks. Dr. Nelson began the Dragonfly Mercury Project in Maine and it has now taken root in over 100 national parks with the assistance of over 4,500 citizen scientists - and AMC is a new partner in the program. Learn more about this project - and more fun facts about dragonflies! Click below to join the zoom meeting or copy and paste this link to your calendar:

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Adults (18+)