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UNI Children's Biology Seminar Series to feature 'It's A Tree's Life' Nov. 16<br>

November 10, 2002

Ron Camarata, manager, UNI Biology Botanical Center/Preserves, (319) 273-2247
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– 'It's A Tree's Life,' a program for children in second through fifth grades, will be offered Saturday, Nov. 16, as part of the University of Northern Iowa Children's Biology Seminar Series.

The program, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., will take place at the UNI Biology Botanical Center Greenhouse. It will be taught by Amanda Miller, a UNI biology major from Dubuque. She is a Certified Botanical Center employee who has experience as a student conservation education intern with the National Park Service. Seminar cost is $22 and includes materials, handouts, crafts and refreshments.

Children will learn about the life of a tree from seed to falling leaves, according to Ron Camarata, manager of UNI's Biology Botanical Center and Preserves. Each element of the growing process will be explored, and the morning will include games and activities, along with a nature craft project.

The workshop is limited to 15 children and registration is requested by Nov. 12. For more information or to register, call (319) 273-2247.