Arizona's state soil, "Casa Grande," is featured in a new 5,000-square-foot exhibition, "Dig it! The Secrets of Soil," at the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum, Washington, D.C. The exhibition will travel to museums across the country from 2010-2013.
WHO: A three-person panel of experts, along with the President of the Soil Science Society of America (Dr. Gary "Pete" Peterson) will discuss the new "Dig It! The Secrets of Soil" exhibition
WHAT: Opening Plenary Session - Pritchard Lecture, "Dig It! The Secrets of Soil: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Soils Exhibit Opening and the Traveling Tour," as part of the Soil and Water Conservation Society annual conference
WHERE: Salons B-E, JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, Tucson, AZ
WHEN: Monday, July 28, 2008, 8:30-10:00am, with continued discussion to follow
WHY: "Dig It! The Secrets of Soil" reveals the complex world of soils and how soils support life on earth. Dig It! includes interactive displays, hands-on models, and videos. Arizona's own "Casa Grande" soil is featured as one of 54 soil samples in the exhibition.
|Contact: Sara Uttech|
Soil Science Society of America