Students Encouraged to Enter Shell Show

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

The 85th Sanibel-Captiva Shell Show is scheduled to take place on March 3, 4, 5 at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. Once again, island students are encouraged to enter both the artistic and scientific divisions. At this time, the scientific division has a short waiting list, but entries should still be sent in. All entries should be postmarked no later than Feb. 14.

There are many different categories within each of the two divisions, and plenty of opportunities for students to display their creativity. This may be just the perfect class project for local students.

Specific guidelines for entering the artistic and the scientific divisions can be found at the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club’s website. You may also contact this year’s Scientific Chair Diane Thomas at 775-742-4555, or Artistic Chair Mary Burton at 239-395-3626, for more information.

The show is open to the public and safety protocols will be in place – all Shell Show attendees and workers must wear masks in order to protect our many senior citizen volunteers at the show. Free parking is available on site.

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. For more information about the annual shell show or to join the club, please visit the shell club’s website.

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