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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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