Soil for Kids – Soil Education
Kiss the Ground Welcomes Captain Planet Foundation – Parents, Educators, and All Ages Welcome
Kiss the Ground’s Jessica Handy and Karen Rodriguez host Courtney Kimmel, Vice President of Captain Planet Foundation to celebrate the launch of Soil Quest. This new educational platform is designed to teach young people how to become a hero for their community by restoring the health of the soil and helping slow our Earth’s changing climate.
Captain Planet Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded almost thirty years ago based on the animated series Captain Planet and the Planeteers, with the mission of collaboratively engaging and empowering young people to be problem-solvers for the planet. Project Hero is a critical part of that mission, offering educators a tool to catalyze empathy into action on behalf of species and ecosystems that need help. Tune in for exciting updates in our Youth Based Soil Education Resources as well as the launch of our Soil Quest Curriculum, sponsored by Whole Foods, Sierra Club, BioBag and Artemis Rising Foundation.
Become a hero for your community by restoring the health of the soil around you and helping slow our Earth’s changing climate!
You might not think much about the soil under your feet. It’s just dirt, right? Actually, soil is an essential foundation for all life on earth! Soil affects the food we eat, the nutrients our natural ecosystems need, the air we breathe, and the climate that makes our planet habitable. Crazy connections, right?
Here’s the problem: Earth’s healthy soil is rapidly disappearing. This is impacting our food supply, ecosystems, and air. It is also speeding up changes to our climate.
And here’s the good news! We can all work together to restore soil’s health, and in doing so, help slow changes to our climate. As a Soil Hero, you become a part of the solution.
Additional Free Kiss the Ground Educational Resources
Our goal is to increase soil health literacy for children, teens, and adults around the world. The new middle school curriculum is designed to introduce young people to the magic of soil and the fascinating connection it has to the food we eat, our health and our climate.
This free middle school curriculum that we developed in partnership with Life Lab is designed to introduce young people to the magic of soil and the fascinating connection it has to the food we eat, our health and our climate. The 5-lesson curriculum, written to serve as supplemental material for the Next Generation Science Standards, teaches about the carbon cycle, photosynthesis, soil science, various agricultural practices, and concludes with a regenerative soil-based project.