MO DIRT - Missourians Doing Impact Research Together, which promotes STEM learning through new science education and outreach opportunities in Missouri. The goals of MO DIRT are two-fold: (1) to further educate citizens on the societal importance of healthy soils and (2) to recruit as many individuals as possible to examine the current properties of our state soils and how these are being influenced by land use and management, as well as microclimate and climate change. Currently offering training to volunteer citizens who are interested in contributing to the research efforts through MO DIRT by conducting soil health surveys across the state of Missouri. The training takes about 3 hours, and participants receive instructions on how to measure various physical, chemical, and biological indicators of soil health such as soil temperature, moisture, respiration, nutrients, color, texture, etc. Participants interested in establishing their own survey site will receive a soil kit with a manual. The training as well as the kit and manual are free. looking for members to become a part of a great team of citizen scientists who, with research scientists, will learn more about climate, plants, communities and our state's natural resources.
|Resources:||Academic enrichment (academic classes, tutoring, testing, etc.)|
|Area served:||St. Louis|
|Website:||Soil science program for teens|
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