Sunday with a Scientist event to focus on soils

Released on 05/13/2015, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHEN: Sunday, May. 17, 2015

WHERE: University of Nebraska State Museum, Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine streets

Lincoln, Neb., May 13th, 2015 —

The University of Nebraska State Museum's May Sunday with a Scientist program for children and families will celebrate the "International Year of Soils." The program will take place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 17 at Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine streets on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's City Campus.

Soil scientists from the UNL School of Natural Resources and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service will help visitors explore the world of soils. Children and families will learn how soils clean and capture water, support buildings, sustain life and more through hands-on activities.

Sunday with a Scientist is a series of presentations that highlights the work of scientists while educating children and families on topics related to science and natural history. Presenters share scientific information in a fun, informal way through demonstrations, activities or by conducting science on site. Sunday with a Scientist takes place on the third Sunday of each month.

For more information on the program, including upcoming topics, go to

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