SHELL CLASS AT THE MUSEUM

“Shell Class” at the Museum of Discovery and Science, Ft. Lauderdale 1/14/12
by Richard Sedlak

The Broward Shell Club made one of its first forays into a cooperative association with the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale. A “Shell Class” took place on Saturday, January 14th from Noon to 4 PM and was presided over by club members Richard Sedlak and Jonathan Galka. The first class was held at 12:30 and the majority of participants were youngsters with a few parents. Working in tandem, Richard and Jonathan first did a general overview discussing shells. They brought a large array of seashells to display and the children were really fascinated with them. They described the various shell families, giving more detailed information, and the children asked quite a few questions afterward. The second class was considerably smaller, and primarily adults, but there was just as much enthusiasm from the adult audience as from the youngsters.
The Museum of Discovery and Science facility is perfect for giving programs! They have computerized projection systems, are well supplied, the staff was very helpful and pleasant and they have invited us back for additional programs. As a matter of fact, there is another event coming up in June (Ocean’s Day) and they have offered us the use of one of theaters on the first floor!! It is exciting that we can partner with the Museum of Discovery and Science and Richard believes we will have many years of cooperation with them. Richard thanks Jesse Zito of the Museum for the kind assistance he gave us and Michael Galka (Jonathan’s dad) for the wonderful lunch he treated them to.

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