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Kids: Book features inside scoop on soil

MADISON, WI, JULY 15, 2008 A new book from the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) digs in the dirt to educate kids about the living world of soil. Soil! Get the Inside Scoop explores how soil is part of our life -- the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, the houses we live in, and more.

Healthy soil is necessary for healthy plants and food production. Written for children age 9 to 12, Soil! The Inside Scoop shows how soil sustains life and how we must, in turn, sustain and take care of the soil. From learning about different kinds of soil to meeting scientists and professionals who work with soil every day, readers young and old will enjoy this exploration of the ground beneath their feet.

"It's packed full of fascinating information," said Julie Rosen, a 4th grade teacher at Woods Charter School in Chapel Hill, NC. "This book provided a unique opportunity for my students to understand the relationship of soil to their personal health and well being. A must-have for the class library or for any parent who wants to connect their child to Earth stewardship."

The book opens with the importance of soil in our lives: soil is a source of food, a source of oxygen, a filter for water, and a key building material. Soil formation and types are explained with a fun, easy to understand tone. Examples connect directly to kids' lives. Technical terms are defined and explained with pictures and examples. Throughout, the book stresses environmental stewardship and conservation, showing how conservation efforts directly affect the soil.


Contact: Sara Uttech
Soil Science Society of America

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