Fla. Museum to hold butterfly volunteer training Sept. 11

September 2nd, 2005

For Immediate Release Sept 2, 2005

Contact:
Paul Ramey, Dir. of Marketing and Public Relations
Florida Museum of Natural History
(352) 846-2000, ext. 218, pramey@ufl.edu
Writer: Lauren Williams

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer a training session for volunteers interested in working with butterflies at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity from 1 – 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11. Both adult and junior volunteers, ages 13-17, are needed for various volunteer opportunities. No prior experience or special skills are necessary to participate. For more information or to RSVP, contact Tori Derr, (352) 846-2000, ext. 206. Please RSVP by Sept. 9.

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The Florida Museum of Natural History is Florida’s state natural history museum, dedicated to understanding, preserving and interpreting biological diversity and cultural heritage. It is located near the intersection of Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road in the University of Florida Cultural Plaza in Gainesville. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Florida Museum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Butterfly Rainforest admission is $7.50 for adults and $4.50 for children ages 3-12. For more information, including directions and parking information, call (352) 846-2000, or visit the museum online, www.flmnh.ufl.edu.