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Release: March 19, 1999

UI hosts Collectors' Day Saturday, March 27

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History will hold a Collectors' Day program 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 27 on the first floor of Macbride Hall.

Some 15 local collectors, amateur scientists and artists will display their collections or hobbies. Exhibits will include rocks and fossils, photography, heirloom plants and seeds, orchids, fossil shark teeth, slime molds, pressed flowers, bees, artwork, and much more.

Program Coordinator David Brenzel says that Iowa has a long tradition of producing serious amateur collectors, many of whom began their work as children. He adds that one of the scheduled exhibitors is a 12-year-old boy who is writing his first book and plans to display a large collection of fossil shark teeth.

Free and open to the public, Collector's Day is a forum for area nature and natural history enthusiasts to display their collections or hobbies and to introduce children and adults to the pleasure of collecting and nature study. For more information, call David Brenzel, program coordinator, at 335-0482.