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Family Fun Day: World Soil Day

Family Fun Day: World Soil Day

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  • Sat 9 Dec ’17, 11:00am – 2:00pm


Waikato Museum, 1 Grantham St, Hamilton


All Ages

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  • Free Admission


Waikato Museum

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 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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