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PENDLETON — The Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina is hosting a free natural history exhibit entitled “Diversity Endangered” during June.


The exhibit, created by the Smithsonian Institution and presented by the S.C. State Museum, is open from noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.


Everyone recognizes that vast areas of the wilderness are disappearing. Every time a highway is constructed, a river dammed, a streambed diverted, or a forest cleared, the natural habitat of plants and animals is lost. In many cases, habitat is not destroyed entirely.


What does vanish is the unseen diversity that depends on complex interactions between all of an environment’s elements. Conceivably, much of the earth may one day be populated only by those few species hardy enough to survive in depleted environments.


In “Diversity Endangered,” 13 colorful panels cover every aspect of the effect humans have on the Earth’s ecosystems.


Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum is located at 120 History Lane in Pendleton. The museum is off U.S. 76, between Clemson and Anderson, across from Tri-County Technical College.


During June, admission for a tour of the museum is $4 for adults, $3for seniors, and $2for ages 5-10. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.


Visit www.bgamsc.org, call 864-646-7271 or 864-646-3782, or email les@pendletondistrict.org for more information.

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