RENS2015

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Dissemination and sharing of knowledge between different university and non-university teachers and junior and senior researchers through soil resources.

During the week of 7 – 11 September 2015, diverse outreach activities have been offered to secondary education professionals, students, farmers, experts, and to the general public. These activities consisted of a three-day fieldwork during which there were visits to various agricultural, forest, eroded, restored, and polluted areas, etc. The soil was the protagonist, and its use and handling was the main focus.

These field days had been supplemented with diverse educational resources, some of which are already available on the activity's web page.

The project aims to provide tools which may be used by teachers at different levels, by experts and by researchers from various disciplines to understand soil, to integrate it into their research and to teach about it. In short, the goal is to become ambassadors for this medium, the basis of life and origin of resources, as this international year of soils is intended to promote.

Basic information

Country: Spain

Coordinator: Universidad de Granada, https://www.ugr.es/

Programme: Other

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Target groups: college students, education authorities, general public, primary school students, researchers, secondary school students, teachers, university students, university lecturers

Topic: Agriculture, Biology, Earth science, Ecology, Forestry science, Geography, Geology, Education

Start year: 2015

End year: 2015

Url: http://rens2015.es

Contact person: Emilia Fernández Ordoño, Email: efernand (at) ugr.es

The project aims to provide tools which may be used by teachers at different levels, by experts and by researchers from various disciplines to understand soil, to integrate it into their research and to teach about it. In short, the goal is to become ambassadors for this medium, the basis of life and origin of resources, as this international year of soils is intended to promote.

  • Four field days at agricultural, forest, eroded, restored and polluted soil sites (September 7, 9, 10 and 11).
  • A day of conferences and a panel presentation from soil researchers from different universities and research centres at the Parque de las Ciencias (Science Park) in Granada (September 8).
  • Exhibition of panels representing the ecosystemic functions of soil in the entrance hall of the Granada School of Sciences (first three weeks of September).
  • Exhibition of antique books relating to soil (soils and agriculture, soils and geology, soils and agricultural chemistry...) in the library of the Royal Hospital of the University of Granada.
  • Educational resources on the activity’s web page which may be used for different levels of teaching. These serve to raise awareness about the urgent need to alert, at all levels, about the limited soil resources by using the best scientific information available.

 

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