Activities

Our page on earthworms and how to record them via the #30minworms initiative.

Recording earthworms - #30minworms

The #30minworms initiative is a range of activities to develop soil science skills in the community. Earthworms are ecosystem engineers and here we provide top tips to determine local populations.
Material from a series of public events highlighting how soils play a crucial role in almost every aspect of our lives. Focuses on Scottish soils.

Meet the Dirt Doctor

Material from a series of public events highlighting how soils play a crucial role in almost every aspect of our lives. Focuses on Scottish soils.
MEEN are working with schools to extend learning on soils and help schools build and implement an action plan to address poor quality soils on school grounds.

MEEN: Save Our Soils project

MEEN are working to extend learning on soils and address the problem of poor quality soils on school grounds.
A scientific children's booklet contest on salt-affected soils with the motto "Halt soil salinization, Boost soil productivity".

Children's booklet contest on salt-affected soils

A scientific children's booklet contest on salt-affected soils with the motto "Halt soil salinization, Boost soil productivity". Closing date: 7 November 2021
Wormsurvey.org has information about earthworms including details of surveys you can take part in to look for worms in soil

Wormsurvey.org

Wormsurvey.org has information about earthworms including details of surveys you can take part in to look for worms in soil.
Earthworm watch is a free activity digging and counting earthworms in you soil

Earthworm Watch 

A great, free, hands-on family activity for exploring the soil beneath your feet, and learning more about the wonders of earthworms.
OPAL England wide survey of soil quality and earthworm distribution

OPAL Soil & Earthworm Survey

An England wide survey that aimed build up a picture of soil quality and earthworm distribution all over the country.
Soil my undies burying cotton underpants to measure biological activity

Soil Your Undies

A free (and fun!) hands-on family, farmer or gardener activity for measuring soil biological activity by burying cotton underpants in the soil.

Activity worksheet to introduce soils

A range of activities to engage young minds with soils.

Soil Quest

An online quest for students to learn about soil health and how to restore it in a fun and engaging way.

Super soil: on farm activities

An introduction to soil and on-farm activities to assess soil quality and type.

Much of a mulchness: GROW inside outside

A school garden activity using different materials to cover the soil to discover which is best at trapping moisture.

Vidigrow: Gardening videos

A YouTube channel that links gardening activities to the school curriculum.

Farmer Time

Free fortnightly video calls between farmers and classrooms. Bringing the countryside to life.

Soil Profile

Free fortnightly video calls between farmers and classrooms. Bringing the countryside to life.
The community hub for all things soil

uksoils is a consortium of scientific, campaigning and awareness raising organisations, all with a specialist knowledge of soil health, founded by UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Sustainable Soils Alliance, Earthwatch and University of Sheffield.