Monday, May 12, 2008

Can you Dig It?

Sure, The Warriors is one of the best movies ever, but I'm not talking about that at the moment. I'm talking about Dig It! The Secrets of Soil the Smithsonian Institute collaboration with the Soil Science Society of America. According to the webpage, it is described as follows:
The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is working with the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, to plan a soils exhibition entitled Dig It! The Secrets of Soil as part of their Forces of Change Program. The exhibition will include a display of state soil monoliths and educational, interactive sections to help the museum's more than six million visitors a year understand how soil is intricately linked to the health of humanity, the environment and the planet.
The main element of the exhibition will be at the National Museum of Natural History, where:
A soil monolith from each state, territory, and the District of Columbia will be displayed. Interactive stations include soil texture, color and parent materials, and the distribution of soils in the U.S. Models show water, nutrient, and gas movement in soil and relate soils to our daily activities. This 1.5 year interactive exhibition of 5,000 square ft will explain soils to 6 million museum visitors.
After the run at the MOHN, it will tour the country.

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