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UI Museum of Natural History schedules March 6 Collectors' Day

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History is inviting amateur collectors and hobbyists to participate in its second annual Collectors' Day 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 6 at Macbride Hall.

The program is held in recognition of the important contributions made by amateur collectors in our understanding the natural history of Iowa and the world. Collectors, hobbyists, amateur scientists and artists of all ages are invited to exhibit their work or collections in the Museum of Natural History and discuss their hobbies with visitors.

David Brenzel, program coordinator, says that Iowa has a tradition of producing serious amateur collectors whose discoveries have enriched the museum's collections. Activities associated with managing a collection can promote important thinking skills in children and open a window to a lifetime of nature enjoyment, Brenzel said.

Participation in the program is free and open to collectors or hobbyists in any natural history-related field. For further information or to register for the program, call David Brenzel, program coordinator, at 319-335-0482.