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Event Island Inn Beach Walks
Date 03/18/14 - 12/31/15
Time 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Location Island Inn 3111 W Gulf Drive Sanibel, FL 33957
Details CHOOSE PREFERRED DATE IN CALENDAR OF EVENTS TO BOOK ONLINE.(PLEASE NOTE: If you are a current guest at the Island Inn, please make your reservation through the hotel directly. If not a current guest at the Inn, book here). Join our Marine Biologist for a beach walk near Island Inn. Walks depart daily from the Island Inn lobby at 9 a.m. Learn about the shells, mollusks, and other marine life that has washed ashore. The cost is $10, and parking at Island Inn is free for beach walk participants. Space is limited so book online now by clicking Calendar of Events (top right) or by calling (239) 395-2233 to make a reservation. All participants receive a coupon for half-off Shell Museum admission.
Contact Info (239) 395-2233
info@shellmuseum.org

Event Giant and Colossal Squids
Date 02/02/15 - 07/31/15
Time 2:00 pm
Location Shell Museum: 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road,Sanibel
Details Saturdays at 2pm: "Giant and Colossal Squids” is a presentation about the two largest invertebrates on Earth. It deals with interesting facts, the history of our study of them, and the overwhelming lack of knowledge about them. By Marine Biologist Rebecca Mensch. Included with paid Museum admission.
Contact Info 239.395.2233
kball@shellmuseum.org
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Event Live Tank Demonstration: See Live Mollusks Up-Close and Personal
Date 08/31/12 - 04/30/15
Time Please call to check/request docent.
Location Shell Museum
Details Daily, 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. No reservations required. Come see some of the live mollusks (the shell makers) that can be found in our local waters. Our Marine Biologists will offer great insights into these fascinating little creatures. During a presentation you might see a fighting conch use its foot for locomotion, or a lightning whelk slam its trap door shut for protection, or witness scallops zipping across the tank with jet propulsion skills! It's all free with admission.
Contact Info (239) 395-2233

Event Marine Naturalist Adventure
Date 01/02/15 - 04/30/15
Time 9:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location Captiva Cruises South Seas Island Resort Captiva Island THIS CRUISE MUST BE BOOKED BY CALLING CAPTIVA CRUISES AT 239-472-5300.
Details THURSDAYS. The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and Captiva Cruises present a one-of-a-kind experience sure to excite marine enthusiasts of all ages. Join our Marine Biologist for an unforgettable four-hour cruise with a small group aboard the 40' sailing catamaran "Adventure". Cruise Pine Island Sound to North Captiva Island. Explore both the back bay and the gulf as you learn about shells, the mollusks that create them, and the environment they live in. Enjoy a gourmet lunch on board and sail home while enjoying the Florida wildlife around you. This unforgettable trip is perfect for active families and individuals. WATER SHOES REQUIRED, no flip flops. Prepare to get wet.
Contact Info Captiva Cruises
239-472-5300
info@captivacruises.com
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Event Steven Noll Evening Lecture
Date 04/21/15 - 04/21/15
Time 5:30 pm
Location Museum Auditorium
Details FREE TO THE PUBLIC. This presentation examines the relationship of people to the land throughout Florida history. Starting with Native American settlement, it shows how Florida has shaped human existence in the state and how human have re-shaped the state itself. “Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this (publication) (program) (exhibition) (website) do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.”
Contact Info 239.395.2233
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Event Shelling 101
Date 01/30/15 - 04/19/15
Time 2:00 pm
Location The Museum.
Details Fridays & Sundays at 2 p.m. Gain insights about when and where to shell! Fun and informative presentation by Rebecca Mensch, M.Sc.
Contact Info 239.395.2233
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Event Mollusk Matinee Lecture Series
Date 01/07/15 - 04/02/15
Time 2:00 pm
Location Museum Auditorium
Details This lecture series includes a broad range of exciting shell-related subjects combining natural history and environmental issues of immediate interest to our community. Talks will range from 30–40 minutes, followed by questions. Included with Paid Museum Admission.
Contact Info 239.395.2233
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Event Presentation: The Dynamics of Florida's Barrier Islands By Kim Trebatoski, M.S.
Date 04/01/15
Time 2:00 pm
Location Shell Museum
Details The Dynamics of Florida's Barrier Islands By Kim Trebatoski, M.S. Collection Associate, The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum Presentation is included with Paid Museum Admission and Free for Museum Members! Kim Trebatoski, M.S. is a Collection Associate at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and also a Certified Senior Ecologist (CSE) through the Ecological Society of America (ESA).
Contact Info 239.395.2233

Event Presentation: "Ding" Darling: The Man and the Refuge By Paul Tritaik
Date 04/08/15
Time 2:00 pm
Location Shell Museum
Details "Ding" Darling: The Man and the Refuge By Paul Tritaik Refuge Manager, J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge Presentation is included with Paid Museum Admission and Free for Museum Members!
Contact Info 239.395.2233

Event Presentation: What is a Cephalopod?
Date 04/15/15
Time 2:00 pm
Location Shell Museum
Details What is a Cephalopod? By Rebecca Mensch, M.S. Marine Biologist, The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum Presentation is included with Paid Museum Admission and Free for Museum Members! Rebecca Mensch, M.S., is a Marine Biologist working at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum. Mensch hails from Chicago and has lived the past few years in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated at the top of her class at Auckland University of Technology. A Squid expert, a university instructor and also an experienced diver, Rebecca is versed in providing tank care for both salt water and freshwater vertebrates and invertebrates.
Contact Info 239.395.2233

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Event Lighthouse Evening Beach Walk
Date 04/04/15 - 04/04/15
Time 7:00 p.m.
Location Lighthouse on the beach facing Ft. Myers Beach.
Details Saturday, April 4th. Explore the beach near the Sanibel Lighthouse during low tide with our Marine Biologist. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children. All participants receive a coupon for half-off Museum admission. There is a parking fee of $3 per hour at the lighthouse beach. Reservations are required. Call 239-395-2233 to make a reservation or book online.
Contact Info 239.395.2233
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Date 03/23/15 - 03/28/15
Contact Info 239.395.2233
239.395.2233

Event Lighthouse Evening Beach Walk
Date 03/19/15 - 03/19/15
Time 6:00 p.m.
Location Lighthouse on the beach facing Ft. Myers Beach.
Details Thursday, March 19. Explore the beach near the Sanibel Lighthouse during low tide with our Marine Biologist. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children. All participants receive a coupon for half-off Museum admission. There is a parking fee of $3 per hour at the lighthouse beach. Reservations are required. Call 239-395-2233 to make a reservation or book online.
Contact Info 239.395.2233
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Event Presentation: Bottlenose Dolphins of the Northeastern Adriatic Sea
Date 03/18/15 - 03/18/15
Time 2:00 pm
Location Shell Museum
Details Shell Museum Marine Biologist, Stefanie Wolf, M,Sc. will offer a presentation on Bottlenose Dolphins of the Northeastern Adriatic Sea. Event is included with paid Museum admission and free for Museum Members.
Contact Info 239.395.2233

Event Presentation: Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail: 190 Miles of Paddlers’ Paradise By Michael Hammond
Date 03/25/15
Time 2:00 pm
Location Shell Museum
Details NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail: 190 Miles of Paddlers’ Paradise By Michael Hammond Presentation is included with Paid Museum Admission and Free for Museum Members! Michael Hammond, Calusa Blue Way Paddling Trail Coordinator. Hammond is the Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail Coordinator, a ten-year Lee County Par ks and Rec staffer, a Florida Master Naturalist, ACA Kayak Instructor, and a lifelong paddler. Mike will share some tips and stories about the Blueway and its inhabitants.
Contact Info 239.395.2233



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