Dig In! Discover the Secrets of Hawai‘i’s Soils.

April 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lyman Museum
276 Haili St
Hilo, HI 96720

Soil ColorsEvening presentation:

When you think about it, soil is so much more than mere “dirt.”  Soil tells the story of the iconic landscapes of the Hawaiian Islands, layer by layer, from the surface down to the rock below.  Have you ever wondered why Hawai‘i Island soils are different from Kaua‘i soils?  How do plants affect soil and how does soil affect plants?  Amy Koch, soil scientist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, answers these questions and many others in this exploration of what lies beneath.  She describes the soil-forming factors that combine to create the diversity of soils found on Hawai‘i Island and throughout our State, and addresses the importance of healthy soil to our daily lives, including fun soil facts and what you can do to make your soil healthier.  Join us for either the afternoon or evening presentation of this enlightening program on April 10 … we promise you’ll never again look at “dirt” in quite the same way!

Admission to these wonderful programs is free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers. 

Please support the Museum by becoming a member, and enjoy all Saigo Series programs, all year round, at no charge! 

Seating is limited; first come, first seated. 

On Monday evenings only, additional parking is available next door at Hilo Union School, Kapiolani St. entrance; park, then walk through our green gate in the rock wall.

On Monday evenings, doors open at 6:30PM.  E komo mai!