Educational Material on soils

Inventory of data at ESDAC (last update: 10/12/2015) - Number of Datasets: 52

Find below the list of Educational Material currently available at the European Soil Data Center (ESDAC). Some of them are freely available for download while other are restricted due to copyright rules. This list provides the Dataset Title, a Short Description and Target Audience, Publisher. Each Title is linked to the full dataset description. This list represents the current state of affairs and is by no means final in length and contents. The list will be adapted as new data will be generated or current data will be updated. In case you pocess EDUCATIONAL Material related to SOIL Awareness, you are welcomed to contact Panos Panagos.

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Living in the Soil

A snail, a worm and a group of young people are some of the characters who star in ‘Living in the Soil,’ a comic produced in the context of ‘The International Year of Soils’ that aims to raise awareness about the most significant environmental and social issues related to soil and its need for protection. Through some 60 sketches, the authors report various aspects of the characteristics, functions and implications related to the use of this non-renewable resource. It reflects both the view of humans and the living organisms that inhabit soil. The comic, which is conceived as an educational resource, is aimed both at children and the general public and for students at all educational levels.
Target Audience: Schools, All
Publisher: Instituto de Investigaciones Agrobiológicas de Galicia del CSIC (IIAG-CSIC)
Description A snail, a worm and a group of young people are some of the characters who star in ‘Living in the Soil,’ a comic produced in the context of ‘The International Year of Soils’ that aims to raise awareness about the most significant environmental and social issues related to soil and its need for protection. Through some 60 sketches, the authors report various aspects of the characteristics, functions and implications related to the use of this non-renewable resource. It reflects both the view of humans and the living organisms that inhabit soil. The comic, which is conceived as an educational resource, is aimed both at children and the general public and for students at all educational levels.
Publisher Instituto de Investigaciones Agrobiológicas de Galicia del CSIC (IIAG-CSIC)
Responsible Montserrat Díaz Raviña
Target Audience Schools, All
Resource Date 10/Dec/2015
Resource Type Web-link: Comics
Language EN, ES
Coverage Global
Rights Accessibility No Copyright
URL http://www.suelos2015.es/sites/default/files/pdf-materiales/living_in_the_soil.p...
Contact Email mdiazr@iiag.csic.es

Game (Hidden Life of Soils)

This is a nice game (cards) focusing in soil biodiversity. This card game was initially designed and published in French under the GESSOL research programme, funded by the French Ministry of Ecology. This programme supports many research initiatives regarding soils and their sustainable management (www.gessol.fr). For a complete and visually stunning depiction of soil biodiversity, the European atlas of soil biodiversity edited by the European Commission is available for order and free download here: http://bookshop.europa.eu/
Target Audience: Kids, Adults
Publisher: Agropolis Fondation in Montpellier
Description This is a nice game (cards) focusing in soil biodiversity. This card game was initially designed and published in French under the GESSOL research programme, funded by the French Ministry of Ecology. This programme supports many research initiatives regarding soils and their sustainable management (www.gessol.fr). For a complete and visually stunning depiction of soil biodiversity, the European atlas of soil biodiversity edited by the European Commission is available for order and free download here: http://bookshop.europa.eu/
Publisher Agropolis Fondation in Montpellier
Responsible Tiphaine Chevallier
Target Audience Kids, Adults
Resource Date 27/Feb/2015
Resource Type Paper-PDF
Language EN
Coverage France - World
Rights Accessibility No rights reserved
URL http://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/Awareness/Documents/Material/planche_cartes_GESS...
Contact Email tiphaine.chevallier@ird.fr

Soil of the Year 2015 – Planosol or Stagnosol

Surface water gley soils form where precipitation water drains away into the underground strongly delayed only. Beneath a well permeable layer that is waterlogged after rainfall, there is a dense layer with low permeability. In the German soil classification, most soils affected by stagnating water belong to the Pseudogleys, those with an extended wet phase to the Stagnogleys. The international classification allocates these soils primarily to the Planosols and Stagnosols.
Target Audience: School, Scientists, General Public
Publisher: ZALF, Germany
Description Surface water gley soils form where precipitation water drains away into the underground strongly delayed only. Beneath a well permeable layer that is waterlogged after rainfall, there is a dense layer with low permeability. In the German soil classification, most soils affected by stagnating water belong to the Pseudogleys, those with an extended wet phase to the Stagnogleys. The international classification allocates these soils primarily to the Planosols and Stagnosols.
Publisher ZALF, Germany
Responsible Monika Frielinghaus, ZALF Müncheberg
Target Audience School, Scientists, General Public
Resource Date 01/Feb/2015
Resource Type Leaflet, Document, Brochure
Language English
Coverage Europe, Germany
Rights Accessibility No Rigths Reserved
URL http://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/Awareness/Documents/Material/SoiloftheYear_2015....
Contact Email frielinghaus@zalf.de

Soil Culture

CCANW has announced opportunities for artists to apply for residencies linked to the Soil Culture project- its most ambitious programme to date, and a contribution to the UN International Year of Soils 2015. The aim of Soil Culture is to use the arts to inspire a deeper public understanding of the importance of soil - a resource on which the whole of civilization depends, but which many take for granted. Healthy soils are essential for the production of the food required to feed a growing population.
Target Audience: General Public
Publisher: Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW)
Description CCANW has announced opportunities for artists to apply for residencies linked to the Soil Culture project- its most ambitious programme to date, and a contribution to the UN International Year of Soils 2015. The aim of Soil Culture is to use the arts to inspire a deeper public understanding of the importance of soil - a resource on which the whole of civilization depends, but which many take for granted. Healthy soils are essential for the production of the food required to feed a growing population.
Publisher Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW)
Responsible Clive Adams, Daro Montag
Target Audience General Public
Resource Date 30/Jun/2014
Resource Type Web site and other activities
Language English
Coverage Pan-European
Rights Accessibility No rights reserved
URL http://wwww.ccanw.co.uk/
Contact Email info@ccanw.co.uk

World Soil Distribution (WRB) Poster

Describes the soil properties and a guide to WRB Reference Groups.
Target Audience: Scientific and public
Publisher: European Commision
Description Describes the soil properties and a guide to WRB Reference Groups.
Publisher European Commision
Responsible Arwyn Jones, Jonathan Gray
Target Audience Scientific and public
Resource Date 15/Jun/2014
Resource Type Poster
Language English
Coverage World
Rights Accessibility No Rigths Reserved - References to be done
URL http://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/events/Conferences/20WCSS.html
Contact Email Jonathan.Gray@environment.nsw.gov.au

Boden im Unterricht – Soil Teaching Material

Environment Agency Austria offers various teaching resource for students aged 7 to 16 on soil and soil protection. Appealing illustrations visualize complex environmental issues such as land take and flooding and basic information such as the soil functions A booklet for a circular land use seminar is free for download. Workshops and seminars on soil protection to be held at primary schools are offered and may be booked online.
Target Audience: Primary and Secondary School
Publisher: Environmental Agency Austria
Description Environment Agency Austria offers various teaching resource for students aged 7 to 16 on soil and soil protection. Appealing illustrations visualize complex environmental issues such as land take and flooding and basic information such as the soil functions A booklet for a circular land use seminar is free for download. Workshops and seminars on soil protection to be held at primary schools are offered and may be booked online.
Publisher Environmental Agency Austria
Responsible Barbara Birli
Target Audience Primary and Secondary School
Resource Date 15/Jan/2014
Resource Type Web Site, Illustrations, Teaching Material
Language German, Download of illustrations in 29 languages
Coverage Europe
Rights Accessibility Rights Accessibility All materials presented are copyright © Environment Agency Austria, 2014 unless otherwise stated.
URL http://www.umweltbundesamt.at/umweltsituation/boden/schule/
Contact Email Barbara.birli@umweltbundesamt.at

Soil of the Year 2014 – Vineyard soil (Aric/Regic Anthrosol)

According to the German soil systematics the most vineyard soils are classified as Rigosols. Following the World Reference Base for Soil Resources (WRB) they are termed as Aric Anthrosols (also Regic or Terric Anthrosols).
Target Audience: School, Scientists, General Public
Publisher: ZALF, Germany
Description According to the German soil systematics the most vineyard soils are classified as Rigosols. Following the World Reference Base for Soil Resources (WRB) they are termed as Aric Anthrosols (also Regic or Terric Anthrosols).
Publisher ZALF, Germany
Responsible Monika Frielinghaus, ZALF Müncheberg
Target Audience School, Scientists, General Public
Resource Date 01/Jan/2014
Resource Type Leaflet, Document, Brochure
Language English
Coverage Europe, Germany
Rights Accessibility No Rigths Reserved
URL http://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/Awareness/Documents/Material/SoiloftheYear_2014....
Contact Email frielinghaus@zalf.de

Circular Flow Land Use Management (CircUse)

The following illustrations result from the EU project CIRCUSE* (about soil protection and land management) which terminated in August 2013 (http://www.circuse.eu) and was co-financed by the ERDF. In order to support European soil awareness a number of illustrations have been produced in various languages.
Target Audience: School, Scientists, General Public
Publisher: CircUse project
Description The following illustrations result from the EU project CIRCUSE* (about soil protection and land management) which terminated in August 2013 (http://www.circuse.eu) and was co-financed by the ERDF. In order to support European soil awareness a number of illustrations have been produced in various languages.
Publisher CircUse project
Responsible Prokop Gundula
Target Audience School, Scientists, General Public
Resource Date 23/Oct/2013
Resource Type Soil Functions leaflets
Language All EUlanguages , Mandarin
Coverage Europe, World
Rights Accessibility No Rigths Reserved
URL http://www.circuse.eu/index.php?option=com_showdown&typeid=9&Itemid=46
Contact Email gundula.prokop@umweltbundesamt.at