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ISLAND SUN - JANUARY 22, 2016
where they go shelling.
"Every beach on Sanibel is different
every single day, and a huge factor is
the weather," she said. Blind Pass, for
example, is a "high energy" beach, and
larger varieties of shells often wash up
there. Lighthouse Beach, by contrast, is a
"low energy" location, with smaller shells
in better condition found there. Mid-island
beaches, such as Tarpon Bay of Gulfside
City Park, are very susceptible to weather
"The best advice I can give you is
to go slow and be observant," Mensch
added. "Take your time."
To help identify shells, the Bailey
Matthews National Shell Museum sells
both a two-sided and a tri-fold guide
depicting Southwest Florida shells. Their
website -- shellmuseum.org -- is another
Finally, Mensch offered a few tips on
cleaning shells. She suggested rinsing
them well, and then using warm water
and dish soap for cleaning and disinfect-
ing shell finds. While some shells may
require longer soaking times and heavier
cleaning (brushing or picking), the last
option you should use would be a 50/50
water and bleach solution.
Mensch concluded her presentation
with a short question-and-answer period.
Upcoming Speaker Series lectures,
sponsored by The Sanibel Captiva Trust
January 25 -- Sustainable Seafood
February 2 -- Amazing Manatees
February 8 -- Wildlife on the Great
February 15 -- Gopher Tortoise
February 23 -- The Story of Ospreys
March 1 -- Sea Turtles (TBA)
Camera, Too: Strategies for Successful
March 15 -- Shark Encounters in
March 22 -- The Story of Ospreys
March 28 -- Sustainable Seafood
April 5 -- Burrowing Owls
April 12 -- Seashells of Southwest
April 18 -- Shark Encounters in
April 25 -- Birding in the Refuge
All lectures will begin promptly at 4:15
p.m. and continue for approximately
one hour, including a Q&A session.
Admission is $7 per adult or $5 per teen-
ager (age 13 to 17); free to children age
12 and under.
To register for one of the 2016
Speaker Series lectures, contact Rachel
Rainbolt, CROW's education coordina-
tor, at 472-3644 ext. 228 or rrainbolt@
The Center for Environmental and
Sustainability Education at Florida
Gulf Coast University (FGCU) has
named three new members to its board
of advisors, Maureen Watson, David
Webb and Dr. John McCabe.
Wilson G. Bradshaw, president of
FGCU, has appointed the three members
as the center prepares for its upcom-
ing annual Rachel Carson Distinguished
Lecture, slated for February 26 at St.
Michael and All Angels Church, Sanibel.
Watson is a resident of Sanibel and
is active in civic and conservation orga-
nizations. She is founder and director of
Watson MacRae Gallery, which promotes
the importance of visual art and commu-
nity culture. Watson worked with major
corporations in New York City before
founding her first company, Triformance
System. In 2002, she moved to Naples to
pursue her love for the arts. She founded
SilverTree School of Painting, where she
organized workshops and painting trips
Watson became more civically involved
with arts and conservation organizations
in recent years and served on the boards
of Island Coast AIDS Network (ICAN),
Fort Myers and the Committee of the
Islands, Sanibel. Previously, she has
served on the Center for Environmental
and Sustainability Education's Host
Committee for the Rachel Carson lecture.
Webb is an 8th generation Floridian
and is member of the Mehrrin Tuscarora
Indian tribe. He was born and raised on
Sanibel and graduated from Florida Gulf
Coast University with a bachelor's degree
in environmental studies. He was one of
the first student assistants at the Center
for Environmental and Sustainability
Education. Webb has a lifelong passion
for preserving South Florida's natural
heritage and habitats. This has propelled
him into his 10-year career leading large
environmental education organizations,
museums, and nature and trail programs
throughout Florida. Webb is founder of
the STEM Institute, which incorporates
science, technology, engineering and
mathematics into the realm of environ-
mental education programs. He oversees
the Miami EcoAdventures program for
Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation
and Open Spaces.
Dr. McCabe is also a Sanibel resident
and he has a passion for solar energy.
He serves as chair of the SanCap Solar
Connect advisory and implementation
committee. McCabe is a retired emer-
gency room physician from Ann Arbor,
Michigan. While an active physician, he
was also president, chairman and direc-
tor of medical groups and hospitals in
Ann Arbor. dvocating for solar energy
The Carson lecture is free and open
to the public. For more information visit
www.fgcu/cese or call 590-7025.
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