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Pearls of Wisdom

15th Oct 2019
to 16th Oct 2019

Age Range
All ages

Portlaw National School & Clonea Power National School

Portlaw National School & Clonea Power National School
County Waterford

The Freshwater Pearl Mussel is a very rare mussel that only occurs in three river systems in Waterford and this includes the River Clodiagh between Rathgormack and Portlaw. Pearl Mussels are fascinating in that they can live to be 140 years old but need very high water quality in which to survive.

In an effort to raise awareness on the importance and conservation of this unique species Waterford City & County Council developed a project in conjunction with three schools   in the River Clodiagh Catchment- Rathgormack, Clonea-Power and Portlaw called Pearls of Wisdom.  The project   involved an ecologist  visiting  the  schools  to teach them about the fascinating and challenging life cycle and history of the Pearl Mussel  followed by a  creative project  whereby the students  produced   a display of their work  arising from  lessons learned  from  the project .

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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