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Weis Museum Hosts ‘Fox Rocks’ Show at UWFox

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Joanne Kluessendorf City of Menasha, WI -- The Weis Earth Science Museum (WESM) is sponsoring its annual “Fox Rocks!” show on Saturday, March 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday, March 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. “Fox Rocks!” is being held in the Student Union, Atrium and Emeritus Room at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, located at 1478 Midway Road in Menasha.

In addition to a number of dealers selling fossils, minerals and jewelry, the show will feature door prizes, displays, demonstrations, and continuous silent auctions. Among demonstrations are gemstone faceting and jewelry wire-wrapping. Kids will be able to take part in lots of fun activities, including button-making, face painting, and a scavenger hunt. Admission to "Fox Rocks!" is free.

" ‘Fox Rocks!’ is a fun family event to brighten the last days of winter", said Dr. Joanne Kluessendorf, WESM director. "You’ll find specimens at the show to please a long-time collector or to inspire a new hobby, and the jewelry is unique and affordable."

Admission to the WESM, the state’s official mineralogical museum, is half-price during the ‘Fox Rocks!’ show. The WESM has displays featuring the geologic history of Wisconsin as well as fascinating dinosaur exhibits. For more information, contact the WESM staff at 920-832-2925, or visit http://www.uwfox.uwc.edu/wesm/events.html.

Posted 02/17/2012