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Soil Educator Resources- New Hampshire

Annually, NRCS in New Hampshire helps support soils education in the Granite State and participates in the Envriothon with Middle and High School students to help develop their knowledge of soil science. Below are some resources for educators.

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Soil Facts

Definitions of soil and soil survey, information on careers, some basics on soil formation and classification, and a soil science glossary.

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Soil Health ABCs

Iowa NRCS is celebrating Back to School by featuring the ABCs of Soil Health.

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Soil Texture Calculator

Learn how to calculate a single point texture class based on percent sand, silt, and clay. Including the optional sand fractions will refine the calculation.

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Soils Planners

Download or order the 2023 Soils Planner.

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State Soils

A state soil is a soil that has special significance to a particular state. Each state in the United States has selected a state soil, twenty of which have been legislatively established. 

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What is Soil?

Soils perform vital functions to sustain plant and animal life, regulate water flow, filter and buffer pollutants, cycle nutrients, and provide physical stability and sort.

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WhoBuddies Adventures

The Whobuddies are six unique owl cartoon characters who really care about the environment. Each Whobuddy specializes on a particular resource. The natural resources include: soil, water, air, animals, plants, and energy.

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Wisconsin State Soil - Antigo Silt Loam

Many states have a designated state bird, flower, fish, tree, rock, etc. And, many states also have a state soil – one that has significance or is important to the state.

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