Soils Support Recreation

Soils Support Recreation Overview
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Got clean lakes? (PDF activity)

On the trail again: soil compaction and its effects (PDF activity)

Fore! Soil and Golf: This activity, created by FirstGreen,
takes students out to the golf course, to learn about the
components of soil, soil nutrients and soil pH (PDF)

Water in forests activity (PDF)

Good sports need good soils (PPTX)

Outdoor Soil Facts and Discussion (PDF)

Extra Activities

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Caring for our Watersheds - What can you do to improve your local watershed? Join students and community partners from around the world to protect our land, air and water.

What floats your boat

How should our gardens grow?

Let's bake a soil cake! A tasty way to learn about soil horizons!


News Releases

Soils Support Recreation


Blog Posts

Sports and Soils

Stay on the Trails!


June IYS Newsletter


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