in the Classroom
Lesson plans on forestry and trees K-12.
Conservation Education Curriculum
US Forest Service.
The Secrets of Soil.
"Dirt on Soil"
Get the "Dirt on Soil" with Discovery Education's Field
The Forest History Society
The Forest History Society is a nonprofit educational
institution that links the past to the future by
identifying, collecting, preserving, interpreting, and
disseminating information on the history of interactions
between people, forests, and their related resources.
Find information on soils and other GIS layers.
Hank Heron Conservation Club
Great resource for educators and teachers. This is a great
source of information to teach children important facts
about the environment around them and how they can make a
difference! Click on the link to learn more and how to sign
up to receive the activity-filled newsletter! Click
here for a sneak peak - their Spring edition!
Or, contact them by mail:
Central Indiana Land Trust
1500 N. Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: 317.631.LAND (5263)
for Kids Soil Biological Communities
Learn more about the
creatures that live in soils.
Just For Kids - US
Explore topics with Smokey Bear, Woodsy Owl, and Kids in the
NACD Hidden Treasures Comic Book
Money may not grow on trees, but heat, electricity, liquid
fuel, and even plastics do. Children can learn how through
The Hidden Treasure, an educational comic book from NACD.
This teaching tool shows young people and families how woody
biomass from our nation's woodlands can provide a wealth of
products and energy resources.
The Great Plant
Detective Leplant and his partners, Bud and Sprout, need
your help to unlock the mysteries of soil and plant life.
Project Learning Tree
Get access to an award-winning environmental education
program designed just for educators.
Downloadable coloring book to teach kids about soils.
S. K. Worm
Find answers to your questions about soil and other stuff.
Society of American Foresters
All kinds of teacher resources including, Lesson Plans,
Science Fair Projects, and Activity Guides.
Meet Claude, a smart
little clod of dirt, and the first thing he'll tell you is
EVERYTHING begins and ends with soil!
Lesson plans for k-12
Resource to online soils education sites reviewed by the
Soil Society of America's K-12 committee.
Soil Data Mart
On the Soil Data Mart you can download soils data or view
and print reports.
Soil Surveys on CD and SSURGO Data Viewer CDís are also
available. Historical replica CD's are available for some
This may be used with ArcGIS software to run tables and make
Take the EarthShip underground and discover what is beneath
Tools for Teachers
The American Forest & Paper Association provides a series of
interactive, educational flyers and materials on paper
reuse, recycling, and sustainable forestry for the
Meet the tiny guardians of our forests - Treetures. Learn
more about Treetures and how they can schedule an appearance
in your community.
Water Movement in Soil
(Requires Windows Media Player)
Web Soil Survey
View soils maps, make thematic maps, run reports and view
Soil Survey manuscripts (where available). Soil Surveys on
CD and SSURGO Data Viewer CDís are also available.
Historical replica CD's are available for some counties.
Last updated 7-15-09