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It’s National Seashell Day!!!

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It’s the first-ever National Seashell Day!

As part of the festivities planned for the day, the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum will be offering its guests a number of special events and activities.

The shell museum’s Executive Director Dorrie Hipschman will appear on ABC’s Good Morning America broadcast – with two live remote appearances scheduled to air between 7 and 9 a.m. – with ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee.

While Zee will be broadcasting her national weather forecast, Hipschman will share information about the museum along with a demonstration using live shells during the remote.

In conjunction with the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, special events will be held throughout the area. There will be a regional “Find the Seashell” scavenger hunt, along with special beach walks, cruises and sailing lessons.

Another highlight of National Seashell Day will be an appearance by renowned island sheller Pam Rambo, who – in conjunction with the VCB and 62 volunteers – helped decorate a Volkswagen Beetle with more than 19,000 seashells. The vehicle will appear in the shell museum’s parking lot between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Come join the shellebration!

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, located at 3075 Sanibel Captiva Road on Sanibel, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on National Seashell Day. More information may be found online at shellmuseum.org or by calling 1-239-395-2233.

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