'Engineering Earth' Exhibit At CT Science Center

"Engineering Earth," an exhibit that shines a spotlight on the potential of grain, soil, clay, mud and sand for use in green construction, is on view at the Connecticut Science Center until Sept. 3.

The show, created by La Cité des sciences et de l'industrie in Paris, teaches about the geological, physical, architectural and artistic properties of Earth's natural resources.

"In Engineering Earth, Earth's natural abundance of granular materials and its endless uses will be seen in a new light, giving insight into how we can turn dirt into beautiful art, and architecture," says Matt Fleury, president and CEO of Connecticut Science Center.

Hands-on installations will focus on the composition of raw earth, the behavior of the granular material and ancient and contemporary construction techniques, including the techniques that created the Great Wall of China and Iran's Bam citadel.

The science center is at 250 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford. For details about hours and prices, visit CTScienceCenter.org.

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