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Family Fun Day: World Soil Day

9 December 2017


Free event

A fun educational day making soil profiles, clay sculptures and more. In collaboration with the University of Waikato and New Zealand Society for Soil Scientists.

11am -2pm Museum Forecourt activities (School entrance in case of rain):

  • Explore multi-coloured soils and make soil profiles
  • Design a landscape with different coloured soil
  • Meet the soil scientists: BYO cupful of topsoil, test it for pH and learn what’s needed to make your lawn and garden flourish
  • Play with clay – meet with Waikato Potters and create clay sculptures

11.30am and 1.30pm Lecture Theatre

  • Discovering Soils and Landscapes – kids oriented interactive talk with Dr Megan Balks (Senior Lecturer in Earth Sciences at the University of Waikato where she teaches soil and environmental sciences)



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