What’s Happening?

FYI, The link above is the article coming out in the NYX magazine this Sunday 12/23/2018 — proof that collections must be maintained and cherished!
Best, Rebecca

Long term planning:

Planning a shelling trip to West Panama in March of 2020. Let Lee & Jan know if you are interested in going.

Planning another trip to Australia in the future. Let Lee & Jan know if you are interested.

DON’T FORGET! It is time to pay your annual dues, which you can do at the meeting! Membership dues are $20 for an individual or $25 for a family.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL SHELL SHOW

Australian 14th National Shell Show
12th – 15th April 2019
Adelaide, South Australia
Notify Lee Kremer if you are interested. We have the registration materials.

2nd ANNUAL PHILIPPINES SHELL CONVENTION:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xhsvb1MHjHMYTHkcyB4vFpkKHYAz5fF_/view?usp=drive_web

FIELD TRIP TO OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

On 15-18 September 8 Chicago Shell Club members braved a road trip to Columbus Ohio to see the fabulous Ohio State University  research departments. Dr Tom Watters arranged an exceptional tour of the facilities, including the Mussel Conservation Facility, where they are breeding Unionid species for placement in the rivers in Ohio.

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Dr Tom Watters, who arranged all of the tours.

Raising new Mussels artificially.

COA CONVENTION SAN DIEGO- AUGUST 2018

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Shelling in Panama:

http://ncshellclub.com/Shelling%20Panama.pdf

Display at Nature Center Open House:
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Chicago Park District event

PHILIPPINES IN APRIL

Shell Museum in Siquijor Island
Anixas under the leaves of Taro plants.
Beautiful animals
Cochlostyla daphnis under palm branches
Hard to find until after some rain.
The local children helped us and brought many to us
End of a beautiful trip.