Get the “scoop” on soils!
Join Naturalist Teresa Root on a Dirt Detectives adventure to investigate all the different components of soil! In this series of videos, you’ll collect samples to learn what is in soil and dirt, discover how dead plants and animals get turned into soil, and learn how scientists classify rocks by size – from enormous boulders to powdery silt. Then, read along to learn more about dirt and soil with several great books on rock collecting, sand, and worms. Also, uncover erosion with Naturalist Fellow Julia Pedersen and learn how rainfall and runoff affect different soils. Dig up some soil in your neighborhood: what can you discover about the dirt below?