I Am A...Malacologist

Science Center Objects

Welcome to the "The I Am A(n)..." series. This is the sixth video in a series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like in the field.

In this episode, we explore a Malacologist who is someone who studies mollusks, the most diverse group of animals on the planets and includes mussels, snails, octopuses, clams, scallops, oysters, and MANY more (like tens of thousands of organisms).

Below we feature the animated video and a coloring page. 

Video

Welcome to the "The I Am A..." series. This is the sixth video in a series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like in the field. In this episode, we explore a malacologist (someone who studies mollusks).

Steven Sobieszczyk, USGS

(Public domain.)

 

Coloring Page

Malacologist coloring page

Welcome to the "The I Am A..." series. This is the sixth video in a series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like in the field. In this episode, we explore a Malacologist (someone who studies mollusks).

(Credit: Steve Sobieszczyk, USGS. Public domain.)