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Bayer CropScience Supports Soils Exhibition
May 15, 2008

Bayer CropScience is the newest sponsor of Dig It! The Secrets of Soil with a $100,000 donation to support the exhibition.

Scheduled to open July 19th, 2008 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) in Washington, D.C., Dig It! will occupy an approximately 5,000 square foot exhibition space in the most visited natural history museum in the world and will be on display until January 2010.

The exhibition will bring soils to life and invite visitors to look at soils in a new and exciting way through interactive displays, multimedia, hands-on components, and cultural displays that underscore the sustenance and inspiration that humans have drawn from soils. The exhibition will also include 54 soil monoliths (vertical columns of soil) from each state, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia that highlight the incredible diversity of soil types and colors found throughout the United States.

Dig It! is a major exhibition being funded by public and private resources with the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) as the founding sponsor and The Fertilizer Institute’s Nutrients for Life Foundation as the lead sponsor.

Bayer CropScience joins the more than 1,200 individuals and corporate, industry, foundation, USDA, and hundreds of Conservation District sponsors in supporting the exhibition. Depending on funding, following its 18-month display in Washington DC, Dig It! will begin a national tour that brings the soils education message to venues across the country.

To learn more about the exhibition, visit the Smithsonian’s Forces of Change website or the Soil Science Society of America’s site.

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