The soil is an invisible good to most people and yet, just as water and air, crucial for our surviving. Not just for children but also for us adults it is essential to communicate the importance of soil in interesting, playful ways:
- Changing the perspective helps: Diving into the “underground” soil like in the museum Osnabrück.
- Integrate the topic of soil in schools by applying interactive learning approaches
- A picture says more than 1000 words: Documentary movies can give light introductions on the complex dynamics and mechanisms of soil.
- Use new technologies and Android apps to gather soil data
- Infographics can show links of soils to topics of high social importance.
- Inspire. And be surprised! Awareness raising means to build up people’s capacity to act.
This powerful film changed the way millions of Americans eat. Find out why. (ENG) http://www.takepart.com/foodinc/index.html
Nowadays, not only can a certain scarcity can be reduced to fossil energy, but nutrients are finite too. Phosphorus has- same as oil – passed it’s “peak” already. (DE) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI6rj7tJqcQ
Maps the soil biodiversity of the entire planet providing a detailed analysis of soil organisms and the threats to soil at global scale. (ENG) https://esdac.jrc.ec.europa.eu/Atlas
A FAO collection of infographics about soil and water, climate change, food, threats, functions and biodiversity. (ENG) http://www.fao.org/soils-2015/resources/infographics/en/
These informative graphics provide a glimpse of just some of the soils secrets. (ENG) https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/soils/health/?cid=stelprdb1143889
Collection of infographics on different topics related to soil. https://www.pinterest.at/unfao/infographics/
Believe it or not, there are a lot of interesting facts about healthy soil. These entertaining and informative graphics provide a glimpse of just some of those secrets. (ENG) https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/soils/health/?cid=stelprdb1143204
Earthworms play a very special role in the soil ecosystem. How they can improve the soil can be seen in this inofgraphic. http://thumbnails-visually.netdna-ssl.com/a-worms-worth-how-earthworms-help-the-green-grass-grow_.jpg
Infographic about the area of soil Austria is loosing every year. (DE) https://kurier.at/thema/infografiken/infografik-wie-oesterreich-seinen-boden-verbaut/102.026.114
A collection of FAO factsheets on soil realted topics as water, biodiversity, feed, climate. (ENG) http://www.fao.org/soils-2015/resources/fact-sheets/en/
Factsheet about the main soil types and their characteristics. (ENG) http://www.soil-net.com/sm3objects/activities/Factsheet_SoilTypes1.pdf
Collection of factsheets from types of erosion to preventing erosion. (ENG) https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/soils/erosion/soil-erosion-factsheets
Soil Info App – global soil data on your palm! It provides free access to soil data across borders. http://www.isric.org/explore/soilinfo
Soil Quality – a revolutionary way to examine and estimate the pH level of the soil and every liquid or substance who dissolves in water. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.techxplay.soilph
Soil Sampler- The most popular tool for effective precision agriculture and getting soil samples in your fields. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.noframe.farmissoilsamples
Saves information of every soil sample collected and providing GPS coordinates. All all sampled points can be viewed on GoogleMaps. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ext.faraz.soilsamplingextensionservices
mySoil lets you take a soil properties map of Europe with you wherever you go and with your phone’s GPS you’ll know exactly where you are. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.ac.bgs.mysoil
LandInfo makes soil and site characterization fast and easy! You can enter data about soil texture, topography and easily observable soil properties. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.landpotential.lpks.landcover
Wordl Soil Museum – For anyone that wants to learn about soils in life and ecosystems, and see the enormous variation of soil types in the world. (ENG NL) http://wsm.isric.org/