The event gives kids the chance to learn how mussels protect and keep our waterways clean. Special exhibits and hands-on experiments will all be a part of the program, including a lesson on the endangered spinymussel.
Robbi Savage with the Rivanna Conservation Society said, "Mussels are so important and we never think of them other than to eat them, but they are essential for cleaning up the water and improving the health of a river or a stream."
The festival runs from 10 a.m. until noon at Riverview Park in Charlottesville Saturday.
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