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World Soil Day Activities

SOIL... it nourishes our plants, stores water and supports all wildlife… but we don’t often think about it, because it’s underneath our feet. World Soil Day is held annually on December 5th as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources.

In an effort to bring attention to this special day, we have created a list of activities for educators and parents to get youth thinking about the importance of soil. After all, SOIL IS WHERE FOOD BEGINS.

What can your classroom do to celebrate World Soil Day? Try some of these activities:

What Is No-Till Farming? Article:

Gardening Journal (Specifically Pg. 22–25, which includes readings and an activity):

What is Silvopasture? Article:

Sustainability (Specifically Pg. 3–5 for readings and Pg. 18 for an activity):

Career Profile Video: Soil Scientist Connie Nichol:


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