Since 2014, the Division has hosted a workshop on freshwater mussel identification at MBD. The workshop designed and led by the late, great Dr. George Thomas Watters, Curator of the Division of Mollusks (2000-2019), a world expert on freshwater mussels systematics and survey techniques.
In 2021, friends and colleagues of Dr. Watters, spurred on by ODNR, OSU MBD, and the mysterious unseen forces of freshwater malacology, assembled an all-star team of Ohio mussel experts to continue the workshop into the future.
Update 7-September-2021: Unfortunately, we are at full capacity for the Fall 2021 Workshop. The next workshop is being planned for Spring 2022.