The Society promotes and stimulates an interest in
shells and malacology, as well as in the preservation of natural habitats. Members
have diverse interests in specimen shell collecting, seashell art, and other aspects of
snails, clams, opisthobranchs and other mollusks.
Emphasis is on marine mollusks, but freshwater,
land and fossil mollusks are also included in our fields of interest.
Activities of the Society include:
- Educational programs on sea shells
- Workshops on species identification
- Publication of the Conch Courier newsletter
- Opportunities to buy, sell and trade sea shells
- Social gatherings of North Texas shell enthusiasts
- Domestic and international shelling trips
- Field trips for fossil shell collecting
are normally at the Dallas Museum of Natural History, located in Fair Park in Dallas,
Texas, on the third Sunday afternoon of each month at 1:30 p.m. The specific
calendar of events is available by contacting Judy Lewis at 972-416-4712 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Society is a member of Conchologists of
For more information about joining our
society, please see our membership application.
Guests are always welcome at a meeting.
Membership includes a subscription to our Conch Courier
The North Texas Conchological Society offers to
exchange newsletters with other shell collecting, conchology and malacology clubs on a
subscription basis. To initiate a newsletter exchange, send a recent issue of your
club's newsletter and a short note requesting a newsletter exchange to Judy Lewis at the
above address. Failure to receive two consecutive issues of an exchange newsletter
will terminate the exchange agreement.
North Texas Conchological Society
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