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The Big Muddy: An Ecological History of the Missouri River and 21st Century Challenges

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM


Featured Speaker: David L. Galat, Ph.D., Cooperative Associate Professor, retired, Department of Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences, University of Missouri; Science Advisor, Great Rivers Partnership, The Nature Conservancy

Large river ecologist, David Galat, has helped protect some of the world’s largest and most significant river systems.  In this fascinating and important talk on the Missouri River, its geology, ecological history and development—from Lewis and Clark, the steamboat era, and dam building, to the great flood of 1993 and today, Dr. Galat talks about current restoration programs and the 21st century challenges we face in protecting The Big Muddy, our nation’s longest river.

Presented in conjunction with the Missouri History Museum exhibition, Watershed Cairns, on display at the Museum through February 8, 2015.

Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to ALL. Parking free in Museum lots or in Forest Park.





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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63112 United States
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