Madison-based international association develops soil curriculum materials

The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) has developed materials for teaching the understanding of soil to students in grades kindergarten–12, according to a release from the organization. Through a contribution agreement with USDA-NRCS, the SSSA has created free resources for teachers, including an educational materials database with activities, labs, and demonstrations; a two-sided poster to provide a visual overview of soils; and experts available for classroom visits.

The SSSA is an international scientific society founded in 1936 and based in Madison. It supports more than 6,000 certified professionals dedicated to advancing the field of soil science.