In order to involve soil scientists, research institutions, soil science societies, academia, colleges and universities, designers, photographers, and creatives people from around the world in efforts to educate and raise awareness on soils among the future citizens of the world, the joint International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) – FAO’s Global Soil Partnership (GSP) contest will be launched. This is also the objective of the educational project “THE IUSS GOES TO THE SCHOOL”, which focuses on the idea of putting forward the soil and encouraging children’s interest in it. The preparation of youthfriendly educational programmes and materials is a shared responsibility and a priority task for IUSS and FAO’s GSP.
In the framework of World Soil Day (WSD) 2020, FAO, IUSS and GSP are therefore launching a scientific booklet contest for children on Soil Biodiversity with the motto “Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity”. This joint activity will be promoted in a coordinated way on digital and social media platforms. The objectives of the contest are to: (1) Promote scientific knowledge and give visibility to the importance of soil biodiversity; (2) Raise awareness of the urgency of protecting soil biodiversity; (3) Stimulate educational activities, engagement and participation of young people and schools in soil science.
More information about the contest are available here: download
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