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CROW Speaker Series ‘Mollusks of Southwest Florida’ kicks off Jan. 6

By Staff | Jan 3, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Leigh Gay is the education coordinator for the Bailey Matthews Shell Museum.

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife’s weekly Speaker Series presented by LCEC kicks off on Jan. 6 with “Mollusks of Southwest Florida” by Leigh Gay, education coordinator for the Bailey Matthews Shell Museum.

The National Shell Museum is the leading authority on Sanibel and Captiva shells, and its team offers insights into many of the shells that have played vital roles in history, culture, art and design. Learn about the feeding strategies, reproduction, growth, and ecological importance of Southwest Florida’s mollusk species and meet some live examples of the creatures creating the treasures that wash ashore.

Speaker Series programs begin at 4:15 p.m. in the CROW Visitor Education Center at 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road and are approximately one hour in length. This program will feature a live animal encounter. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for teens (Age 13-17) and free for children age 12 and under. Space is limited, so advanced registration is highly recommended.

CROW’s 2020 Speaker Series presented by LCEC features weekly talks and runs through April 14. For a full schedule of talks, more information or to register in advance, visit www.CROWClinic.org/articles/2020-speaker-series-presented-by-lcec.