'What's in a Name' is John Colagrande's topic at the Shell Club meeting Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Shell Museum. Shell Club photo
'What's in a Name' is John Colagrande's topic at the Shell Club meeting Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Shell Museum. Shell Club photo

John Colagrande will be the guest speaker at the Sunday, Feb. 21, Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club meeting at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum.

John taught secondary school science and after 35 years of teaching; he knows how to hold a crowd’s attention. He is known for his informative and entertaining programs. The title of his presentation is “What’s in a Name?”

John is an avid shell and fossil collector and has donated fossil specimens to Yale University and the state museums in Harrisburg, PA and Trenton, NJ. He and his wife Sandy moved to Islandwalk at The West Villages in 2008, where he maintains what he calls “a modest collection of fossils, meteorites, minerals and, of course, shells.”

The Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club will meet at 2 p.m. in Auditorium Room “A” on the main level of The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum. Door prizes will be awarded and refreshments will be served. The meeting is open to the public.