Live shell display

Live shell display at Sanibel Community House

There were so many interesting shells to see at the Sanibel Shell Fair and Show this year but one of the highlights every year is the “Live Shell Exhibit” narrated by 6th grade students from The Sanibel School.

Sanibel School student Mariah

Sanibel School student Mariah

As Dr. Jose Leal of The Bailey Matthews Shell Museum put it, “These students are the crown jewels of the whole show”. Weeks before the shell fair begins, these students start training to be “Shell Experts” (check out their tags in the video below) at their school by Sanibel School teacher Peggy Drennan and at the shell museum by volunteer Sue Sprout.

Do you think you are smarter about shells than a 6th grader at

The Sanibel School? (I doubt it! ;))

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNgdQrC42tk[/youtube]