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Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

Dig It-The CA Museum-Soil Monolith

The California Museum, Sacramento, Calif.
May 1, 2014 - March 29, 2015

Journey into the skin of the earth to discover the amazing world of soils in “Dig It! The Secrets of Soil.”

Developed by the Soil Science Society of America and designed by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, this traveling exhibit explores soils and the cultures that connect us to them through interactive displays including cartoons, movies, art and more.

Learn how soils sustain our world and why without them life as we know it would not exist. Open May 1, 2014 through March 29, 2015 — only at The California Museum.

In the News!

Dig it! The secrets of soil – Op-ed from Secretary Ross in the Davis Enterprise

By Karen Ross, California Agriculture Secretary

A walk through any of California’s 700 certified farmers markets is all it takes to make the point: This state’s farms are something special. Our farmers are innovators —as creative as they are productive, to the tune of $42.6 billion worth of agricultural produce and commodities a year. But they have a lot of help right under their feet: the soil. The California Museum in Sacramento (10th and O streets) features a new exhibit, sponsored by the California Department of Food and Agriculture and designed by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, that gives us a unique peek underground. “Dig It!...

The Davis Enterprise