The Broward Shell Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the studies of malacology and conchology. Since 1962, the Club has been active in education, conservation and preservation of mollusks (terrestrial and marine). At monthly meetings, the Club members provide identification of specimens and have a presentation by a guest speaker.
The Club hosts an annual Shell Show during the third week of January at the Emma Lou Olsen Civic Center in Pompano Beach which provides an educational experience for the public and groups of school children.The Club also provides scholarship funds to undergraduate or graduate students in the field of marine biology at local Colleges or Universities. The guidelines for the award are very simple. The student’s course work should include some aspect of malacology (taxonomy, habitat studies, pollution effects, DNA analysis, etc.) and the applicant will be requested to make a presentation to the Club about their research and how the award assisted them in their goals.
Annual awards of up to $ 1,500.00 may be made to a qualified applicant or split between several qualified applicants. Application deadline is March 1, 2013. Please make the enclosed forms available to your students. Applicants should send the enclosed form (please feel free to make additional copies as necessary) to:
Applications will be reviewed by the current Board Members and notification will be sent to the applicant. I may be contacted at (954) 519-1454 (office) or (954) 257-8701 (cell) if you have any additional questions. Linda Sunderland