MID-ATLANTIC MALACOLOGISTS (MAM) MEETING


Saturday, March 19, 2011
9 a.m.


MAM 09Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike, Box 3937, Wilmington, DE 19807
Host: Liz Shea, Curator of Mollusks

The 13th meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Malacologists (MAM) is scheduled for Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the Delaware Museum of Natural History 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 maximum) are very informal and cover topics as diverse as current research, trip reports, and collection issues.

The Museum's 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!

Schedule:
9 a.m.         Museum opens and light refreshments are served.

10 a.m.        Morning presentations

12 p.m.        Break for lunch. Several local eating places are available, or brown bag.

1 p.m.          Afternoon presentations

4 p.m.          Concluding remarks and end of session.

An array of AV equipment will be available (projector and laptop for PowerPoint, 35 mm slide projector and 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. Click here for a map.

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 the Museum 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.

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