& Marine Life
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
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
limits. Meetings are free for anyone to attend and feature
educational presentations. Meetings often
include silent auctions and door prizes. They are
held on the third Sunday of each month, except for June when the
meeting will be held on the fourth Sunday.
meetings are: August -
Annual Shell Auction; December - Winter party
are $15 for both individuals and
families, per year. Term of membership runs from January to December.
receive the club newsletter The
times per year. It is sent via E-mail. Members
have access to our club's
To join: Print this form and send it in, or simply come to a meeting!
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Pacific Northwest Shell Club offers an annual scholarship to students
who are doing research on Pacific Northwest mollusks. Students
must be currently enrolled college graduate students, post-doctoral
researchers, or supervised senior undergraduate students at a college
or university within the Pacific Northwest or their associated marine
research should be malacologicial in nature and 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.
on our scholarship program: 2023 Scholarship
last revised: 1-17-2023