Wake County's downtown Raleigh library has an informative session for kids and families who like to collect shells along the beach.
Marine Biologist Dr. Grazia Walker will present samples of her shell and fossil collection, which she's gathered from her work in Japan, Korea, Australia and other exotic locations. She'll talk about collecting and give tips for identifying and finding shells on your next trip to the beach.
The free hour-long program starts at noon, Thursday, July 25. I checked in with Robert Lambert, the library's manager, who tells me that children are definitely welcome to the program. Walker has done similar presentations at local Montessori schools.
The Express Library in downtown Raleigh is at 336 Fayetteville St.