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University of Iowa News Release

Aug. 4, 2005

Corrected: Natural History Museum Offers Children's Workshop Aug. 20

The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History will offer a workshop for children ages four through six at 10:30 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. The program -- "Those Squirrels Are Nuts!" -- is open to the public, but registration and a fee are required.

Program hosts will remove squirrels, chipmunks and prairie dogs from their museum display cases for a close-up look by children enrolled in the 90-minute class. The complete program will also include the study of specimens from the museum's skin and skeleton collection. A film, art project, story time and a museum tour will round out the activities.

Program enrollment is limited to 15 students per session, and the program fee is $10. Registration by mail or in person is required prior to Saturday, Aug. 20. Register by mail at: UI Museum of Natural History, 10 MacBride Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242; or in person at the Iowa Hall front desk during regular museum hours. For more information, call 319-335-0480 or 335-0481.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation in order to participate should contact the Museum of Natural History in advance.

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