SanCap Shell Club Awards Grant to Conchologists of America

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

Clair Beckman SCSC Grant Chair, left, Donald Dan of the Conchologists of America, and Karen Silverstein SCSC President.

The Board of the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club approved a $1,000 grant this year for the Conchologists of America as the eighth installment of a $10,000 perpetual grant award that will be called the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club Award when the 10th year is reached.  The grant is used for studies dealing with marine Mollusca from the Gulf of Mexico and the western Atlantic Ocean areas, with preference to Southwest Florida.

The Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club awards grants from the proceeds of their annual Shell Show. Grants are given towards education and research in the fields of conchology and malacology, as well as for conservation and water quality projects, primarily in Southwest Florida. There will be a Virtual Shell Show in March 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. For more information about the Virtual Show or to join the club, please visit the Shell Club website at

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