We’ve known for a long time there’s lots of interesting things in topsoil! But now the Smithsonian’s National Museum of History is doing an exhibition all about it. Dig It! The Secrets of Soil, is a new exhibition which explores the amazing world of soils…all around the world. Check out the details of this exhibit. It’ll be around until January 3, 2010 so there’s a lot of time yet to make the trip.
The exhibition features information on soil composition and why it is the way it is… How cultures have evolved based on the soil composition in their native lands…. Different ways cultures have used soils in their civilization: bricks, blocks, pottery, even mud baths! There’s even a whole segment on fun facts like: There are more living creatures in a shovel-full of rich soil than human beings on the planet. Soils are teeming with life! Get Soil Savvy is a cool part of the exhibit that uses pictures and video to show the importance of soils in land management and conservation. Check out more ways to get soil savvy.