Meetings

Our next meeting is:  Sunday, February 13, 2022

LIVE AND ZOOM!!

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

Chicago Shell Club Meeting & Lecture

DATE & TIME:  Sunday, 13 February, 2022, 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:  Rebecca Mensch, MS

Senior Marine Biologist; The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, Sanibel-Captiva FL;

TITLE: “Beyond Shells: The Shell Museum Comes Alive!”
 
SYNOPSIS: The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum staff began working in 2016 to create a new living gallery in the museum. A complete renovation of the ground floor of the existing museum building nearly doubled the space for guest experience and allowed for the installation of the new Beyond Shells: Living Gallery. Beyond Shells includes 11 saltwater aquaria featuring mollusks from around the world. Key educational topics include fundamental information on mollusk biology, importance of mollusks, mollusk diversity, and conservation. This presentation will include information about and photographs of the renovation process, the new exhibits, as well as the work it takes behind the scenes to make it all possible.
 
This is your chance to see how the museum aquarium looks with all of the live mollusks!

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 — Dr. Kentaro Inoue, Ph.D: Biologist at the Shedd Aquarium, Chicago; Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conservation and Research 

TITLE:  “Harnessing genetic tools to uncover hidden biodiversity in freshwater mussels
 

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 15, 2022 — *CSC Annual Meeting, Auction, & Election of Officers;Location:

Lee & Jan Kremer’s home in Crystal Lake IL