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Dig into Soil

The new Dig into Soil initiative provides hands-on learning experiences for youth to discover how healthy soils contribute to addressing climate change, while empowering them to champion soil conservation activities in their own communities. This initiative allows youth to learn either at home with their families or through their 4-H club supported by volunteer leaders.

This hands-on resource can be used by youth individually, by families at home, or by leaders and their 4-H clubs who are gathering virtually or in person.

Register to receive an Activity Kit

The Activity Kit has all the materials to support the Activity Book that facilitate learning on soil health and climate change, either at home or as a club, as well as a physical copy of the Activity Book. The kit is available for order to 4-H youth members and families, volunteer leaders for their clubs, and youth and families outside of the 4-H community who are looking for engaging and educational resources and activities.

Registration to receive the Activity Kit opens Jan 15 and closes Feb. 28, 2021. Kits will ship within Canada in March 2021.

What’s included in your activity kit:

Included in your activity kit is a physical copy of the activity book, and the supplies to get your hands dirty and start composting at home, including:

  • Compost bin
  • Bean seeds
  • Trowel and gloves
  • Magnifying glass
  • + more!

If you’re a club leader registering for a kit for your 4-H club, your activity kit will contain materials for up to 10 members to participate in the activities.

Activity Book

The Activity Book has all the back-‘ground’ information youth will need for exploring soils and climate change, with instructions for exciting hands-on activities that build upon learning at home or as a 4-H club.

The Activity Book will be available for digital download in March 2021.

Get more dirt on soil with Steeped in Soil

Check out our past soil health initiative, Steeped in Soil, to get the nitty-gritty on soil and more hands-on activities.

Founding Partner

Government Partner

Government of Canada

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