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UNI to present biology workshop for children on Saturday, April 12

March 31, 2003

Ron Camarata, coordinator of the UNI Biology Seminar Series, (319) 273-2247
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host 'Junior Science Sleuths,' a spring workshop for kids in third through fifth grade, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the UNI Biology Botanical Center Greenhouse.

Participants will dissect seeds, identify the different parts of a plant, witness how water travels through plants, learn about photosynthesis, and observe plant evolution. The event is part of the UNI Biology Seminar Series for children.

UNI student Amanda Miller will present the program. Miller is a third-year biology major and certified Botanical Center employee. She interned with the National Park Service. Registration is $22 and is limited to 10 children. Children attending this workshop will have the first opportunity to register for the second and third workshops in this series.

For more information, contact Ron Camarata, coordinator of the UNI Biology Seminar Series,

at (319) 273-2247.