Soil is alive. It is born, it ages. Soil actually breathes. It’s a small part of the amazing message being shared at “Dig It! The Secrets of Soil," currently on display at the Northeast Museum of Arts and Culture (The MAC) in Spokane, Washington. The special exhibition, supported by its founding sponsor the Soil Science Society of America, opened to a weekend crowd of more than 1000 visitors in February and shows no signs of a slowing interest.
Taking the journey beneath the skin of the earth is a tour for all ages. "I never cared about soil until I heard about this," says Ryan Parriman. The 8-year-old is now a Soil Ambassador and takes guests, from the age of 2 to 92, on guided tours of the exhibit. "I just know so much about soil now and enjoy telling people about it. It's amazing to think, without soil, we couldn't live," Parriman explains. Click on the story headline to keep reading more about the "Dig It!" exhibit.
Also-- the newly repositioned publication, Soil Horizons, is now available and only online! Take a tour of the exciting changes, here: https://www.soils.org/publications/sh
(Photo showing students studying soil as part of a classroom visit to "Dig It!" in Spokane, Washington, courtesy: Capital Press)