The Center is leading implementation of a Memorandum of Agreement between the Flint RiverQuarium and Albany State University to enhance water-related research and educational programs at the two institutions.  Through the Partnership, ASU faculty and staff are engaged in water quality monitoring, assessment of microbial community dynamics, tracking expression of biomarkers in mussels, and expanding community gardens at the RiverQuarium and on campus. A pilot research project has also been completed documenting relationships between Flint River mussel species and the fish species that host early life stages of each mussel species.