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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

Allversity

Allversity is a platform build to help people acquire vital skills and understandings that have a positive social and economic impact on their lives and communities. Allversity hosts a broad range of subjects, but focuses on health, rights and society, and livelihoods. Under this last category they host a simple online course about soil aimed at agriculturalists and the general public.
Target Audience: School, General public
Publisher: Allversity
Description Allversity is a platform build to help people acquire vital skills and understandings that have a positive social and economic impact on their lives and communities. Allversity hosts a broad range of subjects, but focuses on health, rights and society, and livelihoods. Under this last category they host a simple online course about soil aimed at agriculturalists and the general public.
Publisher Allversity
Responsible Shane McMillan, Ysanne Choksey
Target Audience School, General public
Resource Date 08/Oct/2013
Resource Type Web Site
Language English
Coverage Europe
Rights Accessibility No Rigths Reserved
URL http://www.allversity.org/courses/understanding-soil
Contact Email shane.mcmillan@allversity.org

Soil of the Year 2013 – Plaggic Anthrosol

This was the background for members of the German Soil Science Society and the Federal Soil Association of Germany to initiate the action "Soil of the year" in 2004. The Plaggic Anthrosol (Plaggenesch) has been selected as Germany’s “Soil of the Year 2013”. The German name Plaggenesch combines the terms “Plaggen” and “Esch”. “Plaggen”, or sods, are flat blocks of soil material with its above herbal or shrub or grassy vegetation and felted roots, shallowly scraped with a hoe or a spade
Target Audience: School, Scientists, General Public
Publisher: ZALF, Germany
Description This was the background for members of the German Soil Science Society and the Federal Soil Association of Germany to initiate the action "Soil of the year" in 2004. The Plaggic Anthrosol (Plaggenesch) has been selected as Germany’s “Soil of the Year 2013”. The German name Plaggenesch combines the terms “Plaggen” and “Esch”. “Plaggen”, or sods, are flat blocks of soil material with its above herbal or shrub or grassy vegetation and felted roots, shallowly scraped with a hoe or a spade
Publisher ZALF, Germany
Responsible Monika Frielinghaus, ZALF Müncheberg
Target Audience School, Scientists, General Public
Resource Date 03/Jan/2013
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_2013....
Contact Email frielinghaus@zalf.de

Suolo Bene Comune: dalla Convenzione Europea del Paesaggio al governo sostenibile del territorio (Soil as a common good: from the European Landscape Convention to the sustainable territorial governance)

The overall goal of this manual is to raise awareness among young people, communities, associations and local governments about the value of the soil as a common good and non-renewable resource.
Target Audience: Teachers, students, environmental associations, general public
Publisher: Legambiente Lombardia
Description The overall goal of this manual is to raise awareness among young people, communities, associations and local governments about the value of the soil as a common good and non-renewable resource.
Publisher Legambiente Lombardia
Responsible Damiano Di Simine
Target Audience Teachers, students, environmental associations, general public
Resource Date 24/Oct/2012
Resource Type PDF manual, Leaflet
Language Italian
Coverage Italy
Rights Accessibility All materials presented are copyright © Legambiente Lombardia, 2012.
URL http://lombardia.legambiente.it/sites/default/files/docs/quaderni_del_suolo-web_...
Contact Email t.cattaneo@legambiente.org

Soil of the Year 2012 – Lowland Peat Soil

This was the background for members of the German Soil Science Society and the Federal Soil Association of Germany to initiate the action "Soil of the year" in 2004. Soil of the Year 2012 – Lowland Peat Soil. Soil of the Year 2011: Vega –Fluvic Cambisol or Fluvisol. Soil of the year 2010 are Urbic Anthrosols/ Technosols. Soil of the year 2009 is the Calcareous Marsh. Soil of the year 2008 is the Cambisol/ Arenosol. Soil of the year 2007 was the Podzol. Soil of the year 2006 was the Albic Luvisol. Soil of the year 2005 was the Chernozem.
Target Audience: School, Scientists, General Public
Publisher: ZALF, Germany
Description This was the background for members of the German Soil Science Society and the Federal Soil Association of Germany to initiate the action "Soil of the year" in 2004. Soil of the Year 2012 – Lowland Peat Soil. Soil of the Year 2011: Vega –Fluvic Cambisol or Fluvisol. Soil of the year 2010 are Urbic Anthrosols/ Technosols. Soil of the year 2009 is the Calcareous Marsh. Soil of the year 2008 is the Cambisol/ Arenosol. Soil of the year 2007 was the Podzol. Soil of the year 2006 was the Albic Luvisol. Soil of the year 2005 was the Chernozem.
Publisher ZALF, Germany
Responsible Monika Frielinghaus, ZALF Müncheberg
Target Audience School, Scientists, General Public
Resource Date 31/Jan/2012
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_2012....
Contact Email frielinghaus@zalf.de

Soil Formation and Parent Material

This website illustrates processes of soil parent material and landscape development. Video footage was obtained in the Rocky Mountains and southern interior of British Columbia to enable students to visualize similar processes that occurred in the past. The website also allows for an exploration of impacts of climate change on glacier retreats.
Target Audience: Upper level undergraduate and graduate students in natural resource sciences
Publisher: Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada; Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada; and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Summerland, BC, Canada
Description This website illustrates processes of soil parent material and landscape development. Video footage was obtained in the Rocky Mountains and southern interior of British Columbia to enable students to visualize similar processes that occurred in the past. The website also allows for an exploration of impacts of climate change on glacier retreats.
Publisher Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada; Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada; and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Summerland, BC, Canada
Responsible Dr. Maja Krzic
Target Audience Upper level undergraduate and graduate students in natural resource sciences
Resource Date 01/Sep/2011
Resource Type Web Site
Language English
Coverage Canada, General
Rights Accessibility No Rights Reserved
URL http://soilweb.landfood.ubc.ca/landscape/
Contact Email maja.krzic@ubc.ca

Virtual Soil Monolith Collection at UBC

This web-based teaching tool showcases the soil monolith collection stored at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada by providing learning community with an overview of this unique collection of 197 display models assembled over the past 4 decades. This web-based teaching tool showcases the soil monolith collection stored at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada by providing learning community with an overview of this unique collection of 197 display models assembled over the past 4 decades. The tool enhances teaching and learning by (1) integrating traditional soil science resources (monoliths) into undergraduate and graduate teaching, (2) increasing learner accessibility, and (3) offering interactive student learning activities.
Target Audience: Upper level undergraduate students in natural resource sciences
Publisher: Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada
Description This web-based teaching tool showcases the soil monolith collection stored at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada by providing learning community with an overview of this unique collection of 197 display models assembled over the past 4 decades. This web-based teaching tool showcases the soil monolith collection stored at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada by providing learning community with an overview of this unique collection of 197 display models assembled over the past 4 decades. The tool enhances teaching and learning by (1) integrating traditional soil science resources (monoliths) into undergraduate and graduate teaching, (2) increasing learner accessibility, and (3) offering interactive student learning activities.
Publisher Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada
Responsible Dr. Maja Krzic
Target Audience Upper level undergraduate students in natural resource sciences
Resource Date 01/Jan/2011
Resource Type Web Site
Language English
Coverage Canada
Rights Accessibility No Rights Reserved
URL http://soilweb.landfood.ubc.ca/monoliths/
Contact Email maja.krzic@ubc.ca

Virtual Soil Lab Modules

This web-based teaching tool consists of 6 lab modules on plant nutrients, soil salinity, trace elements, soil respiration, soil water and soil compaction. The modules complement the courses on soil laboratory analysis and supplement learning for other courses where soil analysis is relevant. Each module provides a brief background for the topic, method options and considerations, from sampling through to interpretation of results, and video clips featuring various methods of lab analysis and soil sampling
Target Audience: Upper level undergraduate and graduate students in natural resource sciences
Publisher: Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada
Description This web-based teaching tool consists of 6 lab modules on plant nutrients, soil salinity, trace elements, soil respiration, soil water and soil compaction. The modules complement the courses on soil laboratory analysis and supplement learning for other courses where soil analysis is relevant. Each module provides a brief background for the topic, method options and considerations, from sampling through to interpretation of results, and video clips featuring various methods of lab analysis and soil sampling
Publisher Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada
Responsible Dr. Maja Krzic
Target Audience Upper level undergraduate and graduate students in natural resource sciences
Resource Date 01/Jan/2011
Resource Type Web Site
Language English
Coverage General
Rights Accessibility No Rights Reserved
URL http://soilweb.landfood.ubc.ca/labmodules/
Contact Email maja.krzic@ubc.ca

Les sols : pourquoi et comment les protéger

Comment se forme le sol ? Interactive web application on how soil is made.
Target Audience: Secondary Education and General public
Publisher: ADEME (Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Energie)
Description Comment se forme le sol ? Interactive web application on how soil is made.
Publisher ADEME (Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Energie)
Responsible Antonio BISPO
Target Audience Secondary Education and General public
Resource Date 01/Sep/2011
Resource Type Interactive Web Application
Language French
Coverage Europe, France
Rights Accessibility No Rigths Reserved
URL http://www.mtaterre.fr/dossier-du-mois/archives/866/Les-sols-pourquoi-et-comment...
Contact Email antonio.bispo@ademe.fr

edAfos : El Suelo, Epidermis viva de la Tierra (The soil, Earth's living skin)

Spanish e-learning resource on soil science. Edafos is a e-learning resource that provides a comprehensive review of the fundamental concepts and processes of soil science in Spanish. It is a multimedia- interactive program with different modules that after outlining the study of soil components goes on to examine the main factors and processes of soil genesis explaining the mechanisms of soil processes. A better understanding of all these new ideas is facilitated by the use of animations, which can illustrate the processes in a more effective manner than static print media. The program ends with the possibility of self-assessment questions obtaining an automatic punctuation. It can be useful from Secondary Education on Natural Sciences to degrees on Agricultural or Environmental Engineering. This interactive program for knowledge of soil is also available in English
Target Audience: Secondary Education on Natural Sciences
Publisher: University of Zaragosa (Spain)
Description Spanish e-learning resource on soil science. Edafos is a e-learning resource that provides a comprehensive review of the fundamental concepts and processes of soil science in Spanish. It is a multimedia- interactive program with different modules that after outlining the study of soil components goes on to examine the main factors and processes of soil genesis explaining the mechanisms of soil processes. A better understanding of all these new ideas is facilitated by the use of animations, which can illustrate the processes in a more effective manner than static print media. The program ends with the possibility of self-assessment questions obtaining an automatic punctuation. It can be useful from Secondary Education on Natural Sciences to degrees on Agricultural or Environmental Engineering. This interactive program for knowledge of soil is also available in English
Publisher University of Zaragosa (Spain)
Responsible David Badia
Target Audience Secondary Education on Natural Sciences
Resource Date 01/Jul/2011
Resource Type Interactive Web Application
Language Spanish, English
Coverage Europe, Spain
Rights Accessibility No Rigths Reserved
URL http://www.cienciadelsuelo.es/
Contact Email badia@unizar.es

International Summer School Environmental and Resource Management

This summer school is a joint initiative of different universities. It brings together students and academic staff from partner institutions in the beautiful city of Ljubljana to study and discuss environmental issues in an interactive and intensive way. Organised by Biotechnical Faculty and Council for Environmental Protection of the Republic of Slovenia (CEPRS), Cranfield University (United Kingdom), Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research ZALF (Germany), BOKU University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna (Austria), Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor, (Slovenia), University of Copenhagen Faculty of Life Science Centre for Forest, Landscape and Planning (DK)
Target Audience: Students (university)
Publisher: Biotechnical Faculty and Council for Environmental Protection of the Republic of Slovenia (CEPRS)
Description This summer school is a joint initiative of different universities. It brings together students and academic staff from partner institutions in the beautiful city of Ljubljana to study and discuss environmental issues in an interactive and intensive way. Organised by Biotechnical Faculty and Council for Environmental Protection of the Republic of Slovenia (CEPRS), Cranfield University (United Kingdom), Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research ZALF (Germany), BOKU University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna (Austria), Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor, (Slovenia), University of Copenhagen Faculty of Life Science Centre for Forest, Landscape and Planning (DK)
Publisher Biotechnical Faculty and Council for Environmental Protection of the Republic of Slovenia (CEPRS)
Responsible Prof . Dr. Franc Lobnik
Target Audience Students (university)
Resource Date 01/Feb/2011
Resource Type Summer School
Language English
Coverage Europe
Rights Accessibility No Rigths Reserved
URL http://www.let-group.com/summerschool/iss11.nsf
Contact Email Franc.Lobnik@bf.uni-lj.si

The Action Soil of the Year in Germany

This was the background for members of the German Soil Science Society and the Federal Soil Association of Germany to initiate the action "Soil of the year" in 2004. Soil of the year 2005 was the Chernozem. Soil of the year 2006 was the Albic Luvisol. Soil of the year 2007 was the Podzol. Soil of the year 2008 is the Cambisol/ Arenosol. Soil of the year 2009 is the Calcareous Marsh. Soil of the year 2010 are Urbic Anthrosols/ Technosols. Soil of the Year 2011: Vega –Fluvic Cambisol or Fluvisol
Target Audience: School, Scientists, General Public
Publisher: ZALF, Germany
Description This was the background for members of the German Soil Science Society and the Federal Soil Association of Germany to initiate the action "Soil of the year" in 2004. Soil of the year 2005 was the Chernozem. Soil of the year 2006 was the Albic Luvisol. Soil of the year 2007 was the Podzol. Soil of the year 2008 is the Cambisol/ Arenosol. Soil of the year 2009 is the Calcareous Marsh. Soil of the year 2010 are Urbic Anthrosols/ Technosols. Soil of the Year 2011: Vega –Fluvic Cambisol or Fluvisol
Publisher ZALF, Germany
Responsible Monika Frielinghaus, ZALF Müncheberg
Target Audience School, Scientists, General Public
Resource Date 31/Jan/2011
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/Soil_of_Year.pdf
Contact Email frielinghaus@zalf.de

Estonian Soil Museum (Eesti Maaülikooli mullamuuseum)

Estonian Soil Museum is located in the Department of Soil Science and Agrochemistry of Estonian University of Life Sciences. The soil collections play important role in several aspects: research, history of science, teaching of students and enhancing awareness of society. Digital format of the Estonian soil archive.
Target Audience: All
Publisher: Estonian University of Life Sciences
Description Estonian Soil Museum is located in the Department of Soil Science and Agrochemistry of Estonian University of Life Sciences. The soil collections play important role in several aspects: research, history of science, teaching of students and enhancing awareness of society. Digital format of the Estonian soil archive.
Publisher Estonian University of Life Sciences
Responsible Alar Astover
Target Audience All
Resource Date 01/Jun/2010
Resource Type Museum
Language Estonian, English
Coverage Estonia
Rights Accessibility No rights reserved
URL http://kogud.emu.ee/mullamuuseum/?lang=eng
Contact Email alar.astover@emu.ee

Introduction to soils

Introduction to soils: an online teaching resource to complement earlier posters produced by the Macaulay Institute http://www.macaulay.ac.uk/soilquality/SQ_education.php
Target Audience: Secondary school pupils
Publisher: Scottish Agricultural College(SAC) and the Macaulay Institute
Description Introduction to soils: an online teaching resource to complement earlier posters produced by the Macaulay Institute http://www.macaulay.ac.uk/soilquality/SQ_education.php
Publisher Scottish Agricultural College(SAC) and the Macaulay Institute
Responsible Margaret King and Lorna Dawson
Target Audience Secondary school pupils
Resource Date 01/Jul/2008
Resource Type Web site
Language English
Coverage Scotland but design and principles of the approach can be easily exported
Rights Accessibility Copyright SAC and the Macaulay but access is free to all.
URL http://www.sac.ac.uk/resources/mediaother/soils/index.html
Contact Email w.towers@macaulay.ac.uk

The Colours of the Earth

A movie about soil. Nature affords different kinds of rocks, plants, animals and even soils. The latter being different in colour, depth, fertility, vary from place to place. Earth covers the terrestrial surface, it allows vegetables, animals and human beings to grow, it thus represents one of the most precious assets of humanity. This film is an invitation to learn more about the study of soil - pedology - highlighting its work practices and showing some of its characteristic landscapes. A simple and direct language, meant to make especially young people aware, explains to us all the importance of the soil as a resource which deserves to be known, protected and respected. The film participated to the First International Earth Science Film Festival (Firenze, 20-28 agosto 2004) and it has been selected for the environmental film festival 7° Cinemambiente (Torino, 22-29 ottobre 2004).
Target Audience: Teachers, Secondary School Students, General Public
Publisher: Emilia-Romagna Region, Geological Seismic and Soil Survey
Description A movie about soil. Nature affords different kinds of rocks, plants, animals and even soils. The latter being different in colour, depth, fertility, vary from place to place. Earth covers the terrestrial surface, it allows vegetables, animals and human beings to grow, it thus represents one of the most precious assets of humanity. This film is an invitation to learn more about the study of soil - pedology - highlighting its work practices and showing some of its characteristic landscapes. A simple and direct language, meant to make especially young people aware, explains to us all the importance of the soil as a resource which deserves to be known, protected and respected. The film participated to the First International Earth Science Film Festival (Firenze, 20-28 agosto 2004) and it has been selected for the environmental film festival 7° Cinemambiente (Torino, 22-29 ottobre 2004).
Publisher Emilia-Romagna Region, Geological Seismic and Soil Survey
Responsible Emilia-Romagna Region, Geological Seismic and Soil Survey
Target Audience Teachers, Secondary School Students, General Public
Resource Date 01/Jan/2004
Resource Type VHS, video, 25'
Language Italian and english
Coverage Europe
Rights Accessibility Pubilshed in YouTube
URL http://www.regione.emilia-romagna.it/wcm/geologia_en/Sections/Publications/07_mu...
Contact Email segrgeol@regione.emilia-romagna.it

Walk-in soil map on "the world's arable land and their properties"

The University of Applied Scienes Osnabrück, section "General Soil Science and Geology” created in cooperation with the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources Hannover a walk-in soil maps with information about the major agricultural soils of the Americas, Central and Eastern Europe. Center of the respective installations were 3 floor walk-in maps (each 4 x 4 m - see figure) with the soil type distribution according to the World Reference Base for Soil Resources (WRB). The soil maps include 42 information boards with information on the farmland in the languages German, English and Russian. Each tablet contains key information about the properties to use and management and the dissemination of the soil. The selection of the soil was not only in terms of soil fertility but also upon their distribution. The exhibition is designed so that it relatively easy to built up. This provides the opportunity to rent them to other facilities.
Target Audience: Exhibitions and shows
Publisher: University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück
Description The University of Applied Scienes Osnabrück, section "General Soil Science and Geology” created in cooperation with the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources Hannover a walk-in soil maps with information about the major agricultural soils of the Americas, Central and Eastern Europe. Center of the respective installations were 3 floor walk-in maps (each 4 x 4 m - see figure) with the soil type distribution according to the World Reference Base for Soil Resources (WRB). The soil maps include 42 information boards with information on the farmland in the languages German, English and Russian. Each tablet contains key information about the properties to use and management and the dissemination of the soil. The selection of the soil was not only in terms of soil fertility but also upon their distribution. The exhibition is designed so that it relatively easy to built up. This provides the opportunity to rent them to other facilities.
Publisher University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück
Responsible Prof. Dr. Klaus Mueller
Target Audience Exhibitions and shows
Resource Date 01/Jan/2008
Resource Type Walk-in soil map
Language English, German, Russian
Coverage America, Central and Eastern Europe
Rights Accessibility Applied Scienes Osnabrück, section "General Soil Science and Geology” ,Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources Hannover
URL
Contact Email k.mueller@fh-osnabrueck.de

Media Catalogue for the Introduction of Soil-related Topics in School Teaching

Soils are one of the classic environmental media but do not by far receive the high regard and social attention that they deserve. This is not least reflected in the often inadequate way in which the subject is dealt with in class at schools and vocational colleges. Recently, however, a positive new trend is becoming apparent. Those responsible for teaching are increasingly endeavoring to include soils more frequently into the natural sciences and environmental classes at school. These efforts, however, often reach their limits rather quickly. Many of those responsible for teaching do not have the necessary basic know-ledge required to teach the subject. Furthermore, the teachers are often unaware of the existence of suitable materials that can be used in class. For this reason, staff in the subject area of General Soil Science in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Landscape Architecture at the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück have been building up and updating a media catalogue since 1998. This media catalogue gives a brief overview of existing materials related to soil science for use in class, as well as how to use them. Last year, the fourth edition had appeared. In addition to media catalogue it includes material about typical soils of North-Germany and their appearance in the landscape. Here the teachers find pictures of typical soils endued with short and plain explanations, which can be used in class.
Target Audience: Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary School
Publisher: University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück
Description Soils are one of the classic environmental media but do not by far receive the high regard and social attention that they deserve. This is not least reflected in the often inadequate way in which the subject is dealt with in class at schools and vocational colleges. Recently, however, a positive new trend is becoming apparent. Those responsible for teaching are increasingly endeavoring to include soils more frequently into the natural sciences and environmental classes at school. These efforts, however, often reach their limits rather quickly. Many of those responsible for teaching do not have the necessary basic know-ledge required to teach the subject. Furthermore, the teachers are often unaware of the existence of suitable materials that can be used in class. For this reason, staff in the subject area of General Soil Science in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Landscape Architecture at the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück have been building up and updating a media catalogue since 1998. This media catalogue gives a brief overview of existing materials related to soil science for use in class, as well as how to use them. Last year, the fourth edition had appeared. In addition to media catalogue it includes material about typical soils of North-Germany and their appearance in the landscape. Here the teachers find pictures of typical soils endued with short and plain explanations, which can be used in class.
Publisher University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück
Responsible Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Kathrin Böhme
Target Audience Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary School
Resource Date 01/Jan/2009
Resource Type Media Catalogue
Language German
Coverage Germany
Rights Accessibility Fachhochschule Osnabrück, University of Applied Sciences, Kathrin Böhme, Klaus Mueller
URL http://www.al.fh-osnabrueck.de/fileadmin/users/30/upload/Bowi_Medienkatalog_2009...
Contact Email k.boehme@fh-osnabrueck.de

GAIA Centre - Goulandris Natural History Museum

The educational department of GAIA Centre pursues the purpose and the goals for which the GAIA Centre was founded, i.e. distribution of knowledge on environmental issues and awareness-raising. According to the educational policy of the Museum, it provides services to: Students of all grades, Teaching personnel of primary and secondary education, Students of High Educational Institutes, Vocational Training Centres, Vocational Training Institutes etc. , Adults making individual or group visits, Personnel of other bodies.
Target Audience: Students of all grades, Teaching personnel of primary and secondary education, Students of High Educational Institutes, Vocational Training Centres, Vocational Training Institutes
Publisher: GOULANDRIS Natural History Museum
Description The educational department of GAIA Centre pursues the purpose and the goals for which the GAIA Centre was founded, i.e. distribution of knowledge on environmental issues and awareness-raising. According to the educational policy of the Museum, it provides services to: Students of all grades, Teaching personnel of primary and secondary education, Students of High Educational Institutes, Vocational Training Centres, Vocational Training Institutes etc. , Adults making individual or group visits, Personnel of other bodies.
Publisher GOULANDRIS Natural History Museum
Responsible Stamatis Stamatiadis
Target Audience Students of all grades, Teaching personnel of primary and secondary education, Students of High Educational Institutes, Vocational Training Centres, Vocational Training Institutes
Resource Date 11/Feb/2010
Resource Type Museum
Language Greek, English
Coverage Greece and Europe
Rights Accessibility No Rigths Reserved
URL http://www.gnhm.gr/GaiaDefault.aspx?selItem=137&fCode=f15
Contact Email stam@gnhm.gr

The Land Use Impacts (LUI) Tool

The Land Use Impacts (LUI) Tool provides university students with multimedia web-based experience to assist in teaching about impacts of various land uses on the University of British Columbia Endowment Lands on soil formation and soil quality. The tool was designed by a team of soil scientists, graduate students, and multimedia specialists with the intention of appealing to multiple learning styles and providing greater access to information
Target Audience: Upper level undergraduate students in natural resource sciences and the general public
Publisher: Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada
Description The Land Use Impacts (LUI) Tool provides university students with multimedia web-based experience to assist in teaching about impacts of various land uses on the University of British Columbia Endowment Lands on soil formation and soil quality. The tool was designed by a team of soil scientists, graduate students, and multimedia specialists with the intention of appealing to multiple learning styles and providing greater access to information
Publisher Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada
Responsible Dr. Maja Krzic
Target Audience Upper level undergraduate students in natural resource sciences and the general public
Resource Date 01/Feb/2009
Resource Type Web Site
Language English
Coverage Canada, North America, general
Rights Accessibility No Rights Reserved
URL http://soilweb.landfood.ubc.ca/luitool/
Contact Email krzic@interchange.ubc.ca

Virtual Soil Processes

The Virtual Soil Processes is a teaching tool was developed to illustrate the four general soil forming processes - additions, losses, translocations and transformations. The tool is used both as an in-class and off-campus resource in various natural resource courses, such as soil, agriculture, forestry, environmental sciences, or geology, across British Columbia and beyond. One of the principle goals of this project was to partner with experts from the various institutions and pool their knowledge in the creation of this unique learning resource that would be available to anyone.
Target Audience: Lower level undergraduate students in natural resource sciences
Publisher: Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC Canada, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC, Canada
Description The Virtual Soil Processes is a teaching tool was developed to illustrate the four general soil forming processes - additions, losses, translocations and transformations. The tool is used both as an in-class and off-campus resource in various natural resource courses, such as soil, agriculture, forestry, environmental sciences, or geology, across British Columbia and beyond. One of the principle goals of this project was to partner with experts from the various institutions and pool their knowledge in the creation of this unique learning resource that would be available to anyone.
Publisher Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC Canada, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC, Canada
Responsible Dr. Maja Krzic, Kent Watson, and Dr. Paul Sanborn
Target Audience Lower level undergraduate students in natural resource sciences
Resource Date 01/Jan/2007
Resource Type Web Site
Language English
Coverage Canada, general
Rights Accessibility No Rights Reserved
URL http://soilweb.landfood.ubc.ca/processes/
Contact Email krzic@interchange.ubc.ca

Soil Orders of Canada

Soil Orders of Canada is a virtual learning resource on soil identification and classification based on the Canadian soil classification system. The resource consists of 10 videos that illustrate characteristics of 10 soil orders (i.e., the broadest, most general classification category) accompanied by demonstrations of various soil description and identification techniques.
Target Audience: Lower level undergraduate students in natural resource sciences
Publisher: Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada
Description Soil Orders of Canada is a virtual learning resource on soil identification and classification based on the Canadian soil classification system. The resource consists of 10 videos that illustrate characteristics of 10 soil orders (i.e., the broadest, most general classification category) accompanied by demonstrations of various soil description and identification techniques.
Publisher Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada
Responsible Dr. Maja Krzic
Target Audience Lower level undergraduate students in natural resource sciences
Resource Date 01/Jan/2006
Resource Type Web Site
Language English
Coverage Canada
Rights Accessibility No Rights Reserved
URL http://soilweb.landfood.ubc.ca/classification/
Contact Email krzic@interchange.ubc.ca

SoilWeb 200

The SoilWeb 200 is a web-based, interactive teaching tool developed to assist students in understanding fundamental concepts and processes of soil science. Developed in 2004 at the University of British Columbia (UBC), SoilWeb200 aims to (i) enhance connectivity of material covered, (ii) allow for inclusion of a greater variability of learning styles, (iii) increase students motivation for learning about soil, and (iv) link the material presented in this undergraduate course to research carried out by soil scientists at UBC and other research institutions in North America.
Target Audience: Lower level undergraduate students in natural resource sciences
Publisher: Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada
Description The SoilWeb 200 is a web-based, interactive teaching tool developed to assist students in understanding fundamental concepts and processes of soil science. Developed in 2004 at the University of British Columbia (UBC), SoilWeb200 aims to (i) enhance connectivity of material covered, (ii) allow for inclusion of a greater variability of learning styles, (iii) increase students motivation for learning about soil, and (iv) link the material presented in this undergraduate course to research carried out by soil scientists at UBC and other research institutions in North America.
Publisher Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada
Responsible Dr. Maja Krzic
Target Audience Lower level undergraduate students in natural resource sciences
Resource Date 01/Jan/2004
Resource Type Web Site
Language English
Coverage Canada, North America, general
Rights Accessibility No Rights Reserved
URL http://www.landfood.ubc.ca/soil200/
Contact Email krzic@interchange.ubc.ca

BGR - Links to Soil awareness and education

The collection of links provides internet available teaching material for action oriented and interdisciplinary learning in school and extracurricular learning. Most of the resources contain basic soil information as well as curriculum-based worksheets, which allow teachers to choose different topics against problem, school type, age group and educational concept.
Target Audience: Primary and Secondary School, Extracurricular Educational Institutions
Publisher: Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe - Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources
Description The collection of links provides internet available teaching material for action oriented and interdisciplinary learning in school and extracurricular learning. Most of the resources contain basic soil information as well as curriculum-based worksheets, which allow teachers to choose different topics against problem, school type, age group and educational concept.
Publisher Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe - Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources
Responsible Olaf Düwel
Target Audience Primary and Secondary School, Extracurricular Educational Institutions
Resource Date 01/Nov/2009
Resource Type Web Site
Language German
Coverage Germany, Europe
Rights Accessibility No Rights Reserved
URL http://www.bgr.bund.de/bodenunterricht
Contact Email Olaf.Duewel@bgr.de

DIRT! - the Movie

Following its surprise success at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, "DIRT! the Movie" --narrated by Jaime Lee Curtis-- brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political importance of soil. The film takes the viewer inside the wonders of the soil by telling the story of Earth's most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility--from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation. The movie shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil. The opening scenes of the film dive into the wonderment of the soil. Made from the same elements as the stars, plants and animals, and us, "dirt is very much alive." Though, in modern industrial pursuits and clamor for both profit and natural resources, our human connection to and respect for soil has been disrupted. "Drought, climate change, even war are all directly related to the way we are treating dirt."
Target Audience: Public, Policy Makers
Publisher: Dirtthemovie.org
Description Following its surprise success at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, "DIRT! the Movie" --narrated by Jaime Lee Curtis-- brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political importance of soil. The film takes the viewer inside the wonders of the soil by telling the story of Earth's most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility--from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation. The movie shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil. The opening scenes of the film dive into the wonderment of the soil. Made from the same elements as the stars, plants and animals, and us, "dirt is very much alive." Though, in modern industrial pursuits and clamor for both profit and natural resources, our human connection to and respect for soil has been disrupted. "Drought, climate change, even war are all directly related to the way we are treating dirt."
Publisher Dirtthemovie.org
Responsible Gene Rosow
Target Audience Public, Policy Makers
Resource Date 01/Jan/2009
Resource Type Film - DVD
Language English
Coverage World
Rights Accessibility All Rights Reserved
URL http://www.dirtthemovie.org/
Contact Email grosow@gmail.com

The Breathing Forest

A movie outling carbon cycle research in forests and its relevance to the global carbon cycle . One of the most important sources of CO2 in the forest is the respiration of the millions of organisms that have their homes in the soil.
Target Audience: General Public
Publisher: Royal Society, Stockholm Environment Institute
Description A movie outling carbon cycle research in forests and its relevance to the global carbon cycle . One of the most important sources of CO2 in the forest is the respiration of the millions of organisms that have their homes in the soil.
Publisher Royal Society, Stockholm Environment Institute
Responsible Andreas Heinemeyer
Target Audience General Public
Resource Date 01/Jan/2009
Resource Type Movie
Language English
Coverage Europe
Rights Accessibility All Rights Reserved
URL http://www.sei-international.org/?p=projects&prid=1646
Contact Email andreas.heinemeyer@sei.se

The pedosphere and its dynamics

Since its inception in 1999, Pedosphere.com aimed to become an extensive repository of Soil Science knowledge through partnerships with major international organizations and also be an active player in global Soil Science education by creating high quality, interactive resources that engage both students and instructors. The development of internet technologies has lead to a glut of information, therefore, there is a tremendous need to organize information, convert it to knowledge and manage the knowledge for specific purposes such as global education. The original aims of becoming key Soil Science knowledge managers and active global educators is now entering its second phase of actualization. Important parts of this site is the Soil Science Test Center: A Tool for Enhanced Learning
Target Audience: Professionals
Publisher: Pedosphere
Description Since its inception in 1999, Pedosphere.com aimed to become an extensive repository of Soil Science knowledge through partnerships with major international organizations and also be an active player in global Soil Science education by creating high quality, interactive resources that engage both students and instructors. The development of internet technologies has lead to a glut of information, therefore, there is a tremendous need to organize information, convert it to knowledge and manage the knowledge for specific purposes such as global education. The original aims of becoming key Soil Science knowledge managers and active global educators is now entering its second phase of actualization. Important parts of this site is the Soil Science Test Center: A Tool for Enhanced Learning
Publisher Pedosphere
Responsible Dr. Noorallah Juma
Target Audience Professionals
Resource Date 01/Jan/2009
Resource Type Tool for Enhanced Learning
Language English
Coverage Canada & United States of America
Rights Accessibility All Rights Reserved
URL http://www.pedosphere.com/
Contact Email njuma@pedosphere.com

SoilScience Education

An entry to the many aspects of soil: Every Soil Has A Story, Soil As Art, Music About Soil, Human Impacts On Soil, Words and Thoughts About Soil, Working with Soil
Target Audience: General Public
Publisher: NASA
Description An entry to the many aspects of soil: Every Soil Has A Story, Soil As Art, Music About Soil, Human Impacts On Soil, Words and Thoughts About Soil, Working with Soil
Publisher NASA
Responsible
Target Audience General Public
Resource Date 01/Jan/2002
Resource Type Interactive Web Site
Language English
Coverage United States of America
Rights Accessibility All Rights Reserved
URL http://soil.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Contact Email globe@ltpmail.gsfc.nasa.gov

Just for Kids

Hi Kids! I’m Wilbur, the soil wizard. What’s your name? I live in the soil. What is Soil? Soil is the top layer of the Earth’s surface, like frosting on a birthday cake! It’s the stuff you play on in your backyard. Your grass grows on it. You might call it dirt instead of soil. Soil is made from rocks that are broken up into tiny pieces, as well as dead leaves, roots, twigs, dead bugs, and stuff like that. It also has water and air in it.
Target Audience: Children
Publisher: Bureau of Land Management's National Science & Technology Center in Denver, Colorado, USA
Description Hi Kids! I’m Wilbur, the soil wizard. What’s your name? I live in the soil. What is Soil? Soil is the top layer of the Earth’s surface, like frosting on a birthday cake! It’s the stuff you play on in your backyard. Your grass grows on it. You might call it dirt instead of soil. Soil is made from rocks that are broken up into tiny pieces, as well as dead leaves, roots, twigs, dead bugs, and stuff like that. It also has water and air in it.
Publisher Bureau of Land Management's National Science & Technology Center in Denver, Colorado, USA
Responsible Bill Ypsilantis
Target Audience Children
Resource Date 01/Jan/2009
Resource Type Web pages
Language English
Coverage United States of America
Rights Accessibility All Rights Reserved
URL http://www.blm.gov/nstc/soil/Kids/index.html
Contact Email bill_ypsilantis@blm.gov