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Molluscan Science Foundation Inc

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Causes: Marine Science & Oceanography, Technology

Mission: The organization aims to advance the study, preservation, scientific, and medical application of seashells and to provide an educational opportunity for discussion and direct observation in the field of malacology.

Programs: The foundation wants to promote the study and fascination for molluscs, and one starting point is, of course, in schools. We are currently launching a teaching unit for 6th graders to trigger fascination and the awareness for nature, with "shells in hands". Seashells are natural history objects that can be used as hand-outs in schools without risking allergic reactions or other problems encountered with other items taken from nature.

a major thrust of the foundation will be publishing new research related to the different areas that have been enumerated. To this end, one of the board members of the foundation has been publishing ongoing work related to malacology.

a large thrust of this foundation will be to encourage amateur conchologists and other contributors for research as well. The different research endeavors, as well as highlighted articles, will be featured on the abovementioned website. Not only will the website feature research from the board members and scientific advisors, but various featured articles as well as a complete database of manuscripts will be included. These efforts will be documented not only in research articles, but in forums and posted on the website. In addition, articles and further research of interest from around the world will also be posted on the website

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