Meetings

Our next meeting is:  Sunday, November 14, 2021

LIVE AND ZOOM!!

Elk Grove Village Library
1001 Wellington
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Chicago Shell Club Meeting & Lecture

DATE & TIME:  Sunday, 14 November, 2021, TIME: 1 – 4pm, 

Lecture starts at 2pm 

Elk Grove Village Library; 1001 Wellington Ave, Elk Grove Village, IL, 60007; ph. 847-439-0447

FORMAT:   HYBRID meeting:  In-person and via Zoom (Zoom directions will be sent later)

LECTURER:  José H. Leal, Ph.D.; Science Director & Curator, The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, Sanibel-Captiva FL

TITLE:  What’s new at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum?”

SYNOPSIS:  Dr. Leal will present and discuss several new developments taking place at the National Shell Museum on Sanibel, Florida, including the inception of new research projects, improvements in online resources, including expanded and upgraded imagery for mollusk identification, new animals in the Living Gallery, and more.

Visitors are welcome!!

NOTE: The CSC  meeting will also be available via Zoom for digital access if you are unable to come in person to the meeting.
Directions and links for the Zoom access will be emailed the week of September 5, 2021.

If you are a visitor, contact Rebecca Gray Smith at  (312) 450 5576; smithrg@uchicago.edu or rebeccagraysmith.com@gmail.com for the Zoom Meeting codes.

Chicago Shell Club 2021 – 2022 Meetings

Sunday September 12, 2021 —

LECTURER: Alan Gettleman, Historian of the Conchologists of America (COA)

TITLE: Shells from the Most Extreme Remote Locations on Earth”

Sunday October 10, 2021TIME: 1 – 4 pm, the lecture will be at 2pm. LECTURER: Jochen Gerber, Ph.D; Collections Manager of Invertebrates, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL USA

TITLE: “A pile of shells or a shell collection? A primer on how to keep a shell collection – and how not to”

Sunday November 14, 2021 — TIME: 1 – 4 pm, the lecture will be at 2pm. LECTURER: José H. Leal, Ph.D.; Science Director & Curator, The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, Sanibel-Captiva FL;

TITLE: What’s new at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum?”

Sunday December 5, 2021, 1 – 4 pm —

The CSC Annual St. Nick & Neptune Holiday Party & Shell Auction

LOCATION: The Jolly Inn; 6501 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago IL 60634; ph: (773) 736-7606;

Sunday January 9, 2022 — OPEN, TBD!

Sunday February 13, 2022 TIME: 1 – 4 pm, the lecture will be at 2pm. LECTURER: Rebecca Mensch, MS; Senior Marine Biologist; The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, Sanibel-Captiva FL;

TITLE: “Beyond Shells: The Shell Museum Comes Alive!”;

Sunday March 13, 2022 TIME: 1 – 4 pm, the lecture will be at 2pm.

LECTURER: Dr. Charles Rawlings, JD, MD;

TITLE: A Shelling Trip to St. Lucia during the time of COVID

Sunday April 10, 2022 TIME: 1 – 4 pm, the lecture will be at 2pm.

LECTURER: Dr. Janet Voight, PhD; Curator, Field Museum of Natural History Invertebrates Division; TITLE: “From the Seashore to the Seafloor: An Illustrated Tour of Sandy Beaches, Kelp Forests, Coral Reefs, and Life in the Ocean’s Depths

Sunday May 1, 2022 — *CSC Annual Meeting, Auction, & Election of Officers;Location: TBD