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Date:         Mon, 26 Jan 2009 08:45:35 -0500
Reply-To:     Conchologists List <CONCH-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Sender:       Conchologists List <CONCH-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Liz Shea <EShea@DELMNH.ORG>
Subject:      Mid Atlantic Malacologists Meeting 7 March 2009
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MID-ATLANTIC MALACOLOGISTS (MAM) Eleventh almost-annual meeting

Saturday 7 March 2009 10:00 am Delaware Museum of Natural History 4840 Kennett Pike, Box 3937, Wilmington, DE 19807, U.S.A. Host: Liz Shea, Curator of Mollusks

The eleventh meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Malacologists (MAM) will occur Saturday 7 March 2009 at the Delaware Museum of Natural History (DMNH) in Wilmington, Delaware. This one-day gathering is designed to facilitate contact among professional, amateur, and student malacologists who are interested in any aspect of molluscan biology. There are no dues, officers, abstracts, or publications. Meeting and parking are free of charge. Participants are encouraged to present and discuss data, compare notes on methods and problems, and catch up with colleagues and friends. Presentations (15 minutes max.) are very informal and cover topics as diverse as current research, trip reports, and collection issues.

The DMNH mollusk collection and library are available for use by participants. People interested in using the collection should make advance arrangements with Leslie Skibinski, Mollusk Collection Manager (lskibinski@delmnh.org) so specimens or books can be pulled.

Schedule and directions are listed below. For additional information or to say you will attend and/or give a talk, please contact Liz Shea at eshea@delmnh.org.

We look forward to seeing you!

Best wishes, Liz _________________________________________________________________ Schedule:

0930 Museum opens & light refreshments are served. 1000 Morning presentations 1200 Break for lunch. Several local eating places are available, or brown bag. 1300 Afternoon presentations 1600 Concluding remarks & end of session.

An array of AV equipment will be available (projector & laptop for PowerPoint, 35 mm slide projector & an overhead projector). There is also some wall and table space for posters.

Directions: Driving: take I-95 to Wilmington, Delaware and take exit 7 (Route 52 North). Stay left, take the left fork staying on Pennsylvania Ave. Continue North for 5 miles; road becomes Kennett Pike. DMNH is a large mustard-colored building on the left (West), 0.5 mi before entrance to Winterthur. Parking is free. See map on DMNH web site, http://www.delmnh.org

Amtrak Train and Greyhound Bus stations are located near each other in downtown Wilmington. A taxi can take you and your friends to DMNH for $11 or $12. Unfortunately, city buses do not run to DMNH on Saturdays.

Accommodations:

For those wishing to spend the night in the Wilmington area, three nearby hotels are:

BEST WESTERN BRANDYWINE VALLEY INN, 1807 Concord Pike, Wilmington (302)656-9436 or (800)528-1234

HOLIDAY INN, 4000 Concord Pike, Wilmington (302)478-2222 or (800)465-4329

DAYS INN, 5209 Concord Pike, Wilmington (302)478-0300 or (800)329-7466

Directions to DMNH from all three hotels: Go South on Concord Pike (Rt. 202), turn right onto Rt. 141 (going West). Get off 141 at exit for Rt. 52 North - Greenville. Continue north on Rt. 52 (Kennett Pike) approximately 2 miles. DMNH is a large mustard-colored building on the left side of the road.

Elizabeth K. Shea, Ph.D. Curator of Mollusks Delaware Museum of Natural History Wilmington, DE 19807 p: 302.658.9111 x319 f: 302.658.2610 eshea@delmnh.org

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