Marion Natural History Museum

On Wednesday, the Marion Natural History Museum’s after school group created a soil profile for the museum and took an inventory of the creatures in different types of soils. The students also learned with the use of a rain-simulator that soil that is too well worked will compact, and water will run off the top instead of getting to the roots of plants. We had a lot of fun experimenting with soils and wish to thank Maggie Payne, soil scientist with the USDA Natural Resources Department, for sharing her expertise with us. Photo by Elizabeth Leidhold


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