We designed the trailer to show visitors of all ages what is happening in the soil below our feet.

The trailer is a self-contained, 12’ x 8.5’ enclosed trailer featuring soils and the interaction of our natural resources underground. The professional design inside, outside, and on top of the trailer brings the world of soil to life. One wall of the trailer illustrates the natural history of soil with 3-D worms, roots, and other organisms. The other shows human impacts on soil, such as toxic waste and septic system contamination. The top of the trailer holds hand-made replicas of native prairie and wetland plants.

The designs for the sculptures and art work inside the walk-through display, the plants and the eye catching hand-painted soil profile horizons on the exterior were designed by Randall Bennett of Tall Grass Museum Services in Lawrence, Kansas.

The Soil Tunnel Trailer serves as a learning tool and backdrop for a variety of lessons at schools, field days, county fairs and beyond. Access the trailer through your local county conservation district.

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Miami County Conservation District and Kansas Department of Health and Environment (through Clean Water Neighbor Grant) funded the majority of the trailer. Additional sponsors included: No-Till on the Plains, KFRM Radio – 550 AM, Kansas Soybean Commission, Agriland, the following county conservation districts: Douglas, Franklin, Montgomery, Crawford, Lane, Osage, Wyandotte.