Free app brings soil education to children (and their parents)

A new free app aims to illuminate the fascinating world of living soil for kids, by offering an interactive experience that presents the topics of healthy soil relationships, and the roles of plants, animals, and humans in the process of building and nourishing this foundation of our food system.

Created by Whole Kids Foundation and the Center for Ecoliteracy, the app is designed for tablets (iOS and Android), and includes virtual activities about planting seeds, building a compost pile, cover crops, viewing microscopic images of soil organisms, watching slow motion and time-lapse footage of plants, pollinators, and soil organisms, and more.

Read more: Soil education: There’s an app for that

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