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Montana Soil Health Week

April 1 - 5, 2024

Join in the celebration of Montana’s first ever Soil Health Week!

The weeklong celebration is designed to raise awareness about how healthy soils can increase crop yields, strengthen food security, create greater climate resiliency, and improve nutrition. Soil Health Day and Week highlights the work of everyone stewarding soil health across Montana.

In 2023, the Montana Legislature passed a bipartisan resolution designating the first week of April as Montana Soil Health Week and the first Wednesday in April as Montana Soil Health Day.

How to Participate

As an Individual

Discover the wondrous world of Soil Health! Participate in this year’s Soil Health Week by posting on social media, attending soil health related events in the community, or activities in your own backyard!

With your Organization

Examples of how conservation districts, partners, and other organizations can spread the word about Soil Health.

As a Producer

Dive in to these great resources and learn how you can improve your soil and bottom line. Consider contacting your local conservation district and attending events like the Montana Soil Health Symposium.

Resources

General Resources

For Educators

UN World Soil Day

Resources Include:

Intro letter to teachers/schools (Coming Soon)

Soils for teachers website from the Soils Science Society of America. Their lessons and activities search can be filtered by age group/grade, specific topic, or resource/activity type.

Soils Coloring Book

Middle School Lesson Plan

Soils for teachers website from the Soils Science Society of America. Their lessons and activities search can be filtered by age group/grade, specific topic, or resource/activity type.

Soils 4 Teachers

List of conservation books for kids

For Educators

Intro letter to teachers/schools (Coming Soon)

Would it be more helpful to have this signed by MACD, or as a word document that can be edited/signed by a more specific sender? (per Radley during meeting discussion – probably more useful to develop resources for admin/staff that can actually go into classrooms and let them handle connecting educators on a more local/personal level)

List of conservation books for kids

Soils 4 Teachers

Soils for teachers website from the Soils Science Society of America. Their lessons and activities search can be filtered by age group/grade, specific topic, or resource/activity type.

Soils Coloring Book

Middle School Lesson Plan

Soils for teachers website from the Soils Science Society of America. Their lessons and activities search can be filtered by age group/grade, specific topic, or resource/activity type.

Social Media Resources

CANVA TEMPLATE

Five Slides

Set of five slides that districts can easily customize for their social media!

Clicking the template link automatically makes a copy of the project in Canva, so you’ll have your own version that you can customize without overwriting the original template. Customize away!

READY TO USE

Simple Single Image

Ready to use social media image.

There is also a Canva template version that districts can copy and customize.

Clicking the template link automatically makes a copy of the project in Canva, so you’ll have your own version that you can customize without overwriting the original template. Customize away!

CANVA TEMPLATE

Soil Health Principles

Ready to use social media image.

There is also a Canva template version that districts can copy and customize.

Clicking the template link automatically makes a copy of the project in Canva, so you’ll have your own version that you can customize without overwriting the original template. Customize away!

Videos

Soil Society Monthly Videos

Videos for every month of the year, simple and visually appealing enough for kids

Soil Week Playlist

Soil Week Playlist from the Institute for Food and Agriculture. Some videos are storytime, some videos are soil demonstrations and activities for young children.

NRCS Soil Health Demonstrations

Soil Week Playlist from the Institute for Food and Agriculture. Some videos are storytime, some videos are soil demonstrations and activities for young children.

MT NRCS Soil Health Playlist

RCS Soil Health Playlist with many of these videos are interviews/focused on specific MT producers.

Living Soil Film

Option for a film showing from the Soil Health Institute.

Montana Ag Network: Soil Health in MT

Brief clip from MT Ag Network talking about Soil Health.

Past, Present and Future of Conservation Districts

This 10-minute mini-documentary details the inception of America’s conservation districts following the Dust Bowl of the 1930s and follows them throughout the ages as they’ve grown and strengthened from coast to coast.

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