YOUTH EDUCATION

Soil Quest

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.

The Soil Story Middle School Curriculum

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. 

The 5-lesson curriculum is 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. Our aim is to have this curriculum in every US state and translated for global distribution.

Available Editions: English, Spanish, and Australia Edition