Media advisory: dig it! exhibit preview Oct. 1 in Omaha

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Source: Soil Science Society of America

Exclusive Media Preview on Oct. 1 for: Dig It! The Secrets of Soil 

Who: Area Media

Where: The Durham Museum – 801 South 10th Street, Omaha, NE

When: Friday, October 1, Noon – 5PM

What: Preview of a new exhibition, Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

Be one of the first to see Dig It! The Secrets of Soil created by the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. In addition to The Durham Museum staff, two leaders representing the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) will be on hand. SSSA is the founding sponsor of the exhibition. Dozens of soil scientists were instrumental in developing the science – and the fun – of an exhibition about the fascinating world of soil. Meet these SSSA leaders:

  • Charles (Chuck) W. Rice, Kansas State University, President-Elect of the Soil Science Society of America, Manhattan, KS
  • Ellen G.M. Bergfeld, Chief Executive Officer, Soil Science Society of America, Madison, WI

The “Dig It!” exhibition at The Durham Museum includes interactive displays, hands-on models, videos, and 54 soil monoliths representing soils from each U.S. state, territory and the District of Columbia, and will be housed at the museum through Dec. 26, 2010. For more information about the exhibit, visit: www.thedurhammuseum.org/.

To RSVP for the Media Preview Day, please contact: Shawna Forsberg, The Durham Museum Director of Marketing & Public Relations, 402-444-5071, Ext. 560 / Cell: 402-660-8299, sforsberg@durhammuseum.org

To learn more about the Soil Science Society of America and its involvement with the Dig It! The Secrets of Soil exhibition, please contact: Sara Uttech, SSSA Science Communications Manager, 608-268-4948, suttech@soils.org

The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is a progressive, international scientific society that fosters the transfer of knowledge and practices to sustain global soils. Based in Madison, WI, and founded in 1936, SSSA is the professional home for 6,000+ members dedicated to advancing the field of soil science. It provides information about soils in relation to crop production, environmental quality, ecosystem sustainability, bioremediation, waste management, recycling, and wise land use.

SSSA supports its members by providing quality research-based publications, educational programs, certifications, and science policy initiatives via a Washington, DC, office. For more information, visit www.soils.org.

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