Education & Resources

Find out more about Soil Science

Whether you are a member wanting to find out more about the professional soil competencies, or a teacher interested in resources to support your class, our resources section is here to provide you with the information you need.

The Great Worm Hunt

Join us on a Great Worm Hunt and find out more about these fascinating creatures that live beneath the ground.

Working with soil Competencies

Our full and Fellow members are required to work to our 10 Working with Soil competencies. 

Life in earth

Did you know that one teaspoon of healthy soil holds more creatures than there are people on the whole Earth!

Save our soils!

You might not think it, but our lives depend on soils! Without them we’d struggle for  food, water, building materials and many other essential ingredients for supporting human life.

Soils in the City

Strong enough to support even the biggest buildings!
Protectors of wildlife and the environment!
Helping in the fight against flooding!

Soils in the Garden

Healthy soil supports healthy plants – and the activity of gardening helps people stay healthy too. That’s a lot of healthiness to be gained from soil!

Soils of Britain

There’s more to soil that just ‘mud’! In fact, there are over1,800 different types of soil in Britain, each with its own unique story.

Soils and Spaceship Earth

Planet Earth is like a giant spaceship. It provides all of the life support systems that enable us to survive in the harsh environment of space. None of this would be possible without soil.

Soils and Time Travel

The stories of our past are buried in the soil beneath our feet. The remains of old buildings, coins, pottery, tools, food, plant pollen, animals… sometimes even human bodies!

Introduction to Soil Structure

Structure is one of the defining characteristics of soil. This is an introduction to the different types you may find

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The Great Worm Hunt!

Join us on a Great Worm Hunt and find out more about these fascinating creatures that live beneath the ground.

Find out more about these fascinating creatures by going on your very own Great Worm Hunt.