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Georgia Museum of Natural History Prepares for 2017 Annual Celebration

Friends of the Georgia Museum of Natural History

The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Natural History are holding their annual fund-raising gala.

The 2017 Annual Celebration is October 6th, the event is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Georgia Museum of Natural History. Organizers say the money raised will be used for outreach efforts, teaching, and research. Lanie Barlow is Vice President of the group. She says a those attending can expect an evening full of activities.

“This year our speaker is Justin Schmidt who is the author of “This Sting of the Wild,” according to Barlow. “He’s an entomologist that used to work at the University of Georgia. He’s won the Ig Noble Prize in Physiology and Entomology. We have a dinner; we have a silent auction.”

Those planning to attend are asked to register by Friday, September 29th.

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The Georgia Museum of Natural History is among the largest and most diverse in the Southeast, with more than 5 million items in its collections. It was officially designated the state Museum in 1999, with a mission to preserve the cultural and natural heritage of Georgia, to provide instruction and foster stewardship among its people, and to encourage scholarship and service related to the collections.

To learn more visit http://naturalhistory.uga.edu/