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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History is accepting applications for the Summer 2006 Junior Volunteer Program from students ages 12-17. The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. April 28. Junior volunteers are needed to work with younger students in the museum’s summer camps and Discovery Room, and to interact with visitors through Discovery Cart demonstrations.

Applications are available at and the museum front desk, or will be mailed upon request. Junior volunteers must serve at least one week, complete a pre-service interview and training, and may serve a maximum of four hours per day.

For more information, call Julie Crosby, volunteer coordinator, (352) 846-2000, ext.210 or e-mail

Media contact: Paul Ramey, (352) 846-2000,
Writer: Emily Banks