Pacific Northwest Shell Club

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     The Pacific Northwest Shell Club was established in 1960 with its purpose to promote the study of molluscs, the hobby
of shell collecting and the preservation of molluscan species and their habitat.  Read about our Scholarship Program below. 
Our membership ranges from beginners to professional scientists.  We are based out of Seattle, Washington, with
our current meeting location just north of the Seattle city limits.  Meetings are free for anyone to attend and feature
educational presentations.   Meetings often include show-and-tell, silent auctions and door prizes.  Members are always welcome to bring shells to trade or sell. While we especially love shells, we also love to talk about all of the marine life we
see, locally and worldwide.  We are always eager to share information, discuss new finds, help identify species, and
 network with other enthusiasts both amateur and professional. Not all of our members are shell collectors. Having a love
 of marine life is all that is required!

Meetings are held on the third Sunday of each month, except for June when the meeting will be held on the fourth Sunday.


 Visitors are always welcome!


Dues are $15 for both individuals and families, per year.  Term of membership runs from January to December.
Members receive the club newsletter
The Dredgings, issued six times per year. It is sent via E-mail.  Members also have access to our club's extensive library.  All are invited to trade shells at our meetings.  Membership is required to sell shells.
To join:
Print this form and send it in, or simply come to a meeting!

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The Pacific Northwest Shell Club offers an annual scholarship to students who are doing research which involves mollusks
in the Pacific Northwest.  Students must be currently enrolled graduate students or post-doctoral researchers at a
university within the Pacific Northwest or their associated marine centers.  The research should include mollusks in some
way to advance our understanding of mollusks or their role in their environment.  Scholarship recipients will be expected
to either present a program to the club describing their results, or provide an article for the newsletter.  Their dissertation,
or resulting publication, will be included in our club's library.  
For more information see our Application and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) links.

Information on our scholarship program:
 2024 Scholarship Application          FAQ

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