Welcome to Explore Soils

Explore Soils contains a number of hands on activities that have been devised and/or developed by Matthew Shepherd (soil biologist at Natural England) and Nim Kibbler (student at SRUC) through the summer of 2016.

We recognise that learning about soils at school is often missing and at higher level it is often treated as a dry subject- learners leave with the view that soil science is the study of various shades of brown. We hope by making this series of activities which are hands on, will encourage all types of soil teachers and learners to use these materials and teach soils to new audiences.

Please feel free to contact us on exploringsoils@gmail.com while we pull this website together!

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