PREPSOIL Call for Best Teaching Practices in Soil Education in Primary & Secondary Schools 

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Do you have good teaching practices to share from your experience  with primary and secondary school pupils on soil health? How do you really capture their attention on how important it is to take good care of our soils?  Do you  use innovative techniques that you would like to share with your peers throughout the rest of Europe to help children become better “soil caretakers”?

PREPSOIL offers you a unique opportunity to spread good practices, give visibility to your work and inspire younger generations on how to take good care of our land. Share your story by 25th January 2023 (23:59 CET)!

The best examples of soil education from those submitted will be selected and recognised on World Soil Day, next 5th December 2023!We look forward to sharing your expertise and making them inspiration to your peers!

The context

Life on earth is dependent on healthy soils, so we have a role to play in caring for them. The European Commission has recently launched a mission “A Soil Deal for Europe”to pave the way to transition to healthy soils by 2030.

The PREPSOIL facilitates the deployment of  “A Soil Deal for Europe” across Europe, by reaching a wide range of actors across Europe, namely Soil Educators. The “Call for Good Examples of Soil Education” aims to identify and promote best practices of youth soil education, training and co-learning in soil health, as well as connecting and promoting exemplary soil health education practices, to increase understanding of soils by the public at large.

Who can apply?

Primary and Secondary School Teaching Professionals, as well as other organisations, municipalities and any other actors providing outreach activities in the subject from Italy, Norway, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Sweden.  Applications are also welcome from other European countries.

Why should I submit?

  • Promote your soil pedagogy practices around Europe through PREPSOIL channels (website, newsletters, events, videos, amongst others)
  • Obtain recognition as a good example of soil education and how you are supporting the transition towards healthy soil in the future;
  • Have a chance to be officially rewarded and recognised as an actor in the frontline of “soil education”.
  • Inspire others to become active agents on soil sustainability, as soil is the basis of life.

Requirements of your “Soil Education Good Example”

  • Age:  this can range from 6 to 20 years old, from primary to secondary education;
  • Style: the activity can be a work in practice on issues concerning soils, a theoretical work such as a creative lectures series on soils, an art activity around soils, or a combination of the former;
  • Materials: the activity cannot consist solely of  a book, a movie, a website or a game. However, these can be part of the materials prepared by the soil educator;
  • Pictures: the submission of pictures are welcome, but not mandatory. Please note that should your pictures include people that can be identified, we cannot publish them without their permission.


(Languages available in the webforms: English, Italian Dutch Norwegian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish)


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