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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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