National Science Week - Dirt Fest in the Murraylands and Riverland

Event
11 August 2024 until 18 August 2024
National Science Week - Dirt Fest in the Murraylands and Riverland

Join us for an engaging exploration of soil microbiology and its crucial role in ecosystem health. Discover the broader significance of soil health for wider environment and our native species. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities that will be fun for the whole family, all centered on the significance of soil and our native threatened species. Engage in discussions, ask questions, and connect with fellow soil enthusiasts to become advocates for soil conservation in our communities.

Murraylands | Sunday 11 August | 10 am - 1:30 pm | Murray Bridge Community Centre - 18 Beatty Terrace, Murray Bridge

Riverland | Sunday 18 August | 10 am - 2 pm | Wilabalangaloo Reserve
Old Sturt Hwy, Berri

The events will include the official start of the 'Soil Your Undies' citizen science project. Participants will receive two pairs of cotton underwear to bury in their own yards or local green spaces. Over the course of 8 weeks, the buried undies will decompose at varying rates depending on the health of the soil microbiome. Participants will contribute valuable data to help better understand soil health and microbiology in different environments.

Note: All ages and backgrounds welcome. No prior knowledge required. Let's dig in and uncover the mysteries beneath our feet!

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This is a National Science Week Event and has received funding support from Inspiring SA.

National Science Week - Dirt Fest in the Murraylands and Riverland

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Alice Woodward

0498 283 929

Alice.Woodward@sa.gov.au