Educational Material on soils
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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.
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)
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
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