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Soil Science Education

Soil Science Education

Helping people understand soils                                                 

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Conservation History

The rich history of the Natural Resources Conservation Service is the firm ground which holds our bond with the land and its people today.

USDA Youth

USDA Youth Resources

Links to agricultural education sites

PLANTS Database

PLANTS Database

The PLANTS Database is a single source of standardized information about plants. This database focuses on vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

Bakyard Conservation Lesson Plans

Backyard Conservation Lesson Plans

A series of lesson plans to teach students about Backyard Conservation through hands-on studies that promote field investigation and action. Lesson plans are available for elementary grades 3 to 5, middle school grades 6 to 8 and high school grades 9 to 12.

Dig In! Hands-On Soil

Dig In! Hands-On Soil Investigations

New Soil Education Publication. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announce the release of Dig In! Hands-On Soil Investigations. This lively, 129-page softbound book, a bestseller when it debuted at the 2001 NSTA convention in St. Louis, will soon assist educators across the nation in teaching scientifically accurate soil and soil conservation information in an enjoyable way. The book is available frmo NSTA by calling 1-800-277-5300.

Hands on the Land

PRE Partners in Resource Education

Partners in Resource Education (PRE) is a collaboration of Federal agencies, a non-profit foundation, schools and other private sector partners. PRE sponsors Hands on the Land (HOL), a network of field classrooms stretching across America. THrough HOL, Federal agencies are providing a diverse array of hands-on learning opportunities for teachers and students on public lands and waterways. The program is being expanded to state and local lands.

National Association of Conservation Districts Education site

National Association of Conservation Districts Education

Education is a critical element of the conservation effort at the local, state and national levels. Educating youth ensures that the next generation will be wise stewards of America's natural resources. Helping today's adults and students understand the need for effective conservation practices builds on the conservation legacy. Through NACD’s Stewardship and Education efforts, we assist districts extend the reach of their education programs.

USDA Education Page

USDA Education Page

USDA's National Agricultural Library that contains useful educational links.