MO DIRT attended the Sustainability Insitute for Educators as a part of the Resource Fair for teachers.They provided information to educators regarding soil health kits and their applications in the classroom.
Students from St. Louis Public Schools attended a STEM day camp at Beaumont Scout Reservation.
MO DIRT worked with students on the Living Soil activity, which introduces young learners to soil organisms, the soil food web, and soil ecology.
MO DIRT presented a poster titled 'MO DIRT - A citizen science project to monitor soil health in Missouri: Soil respiration in natural and anthropogenic habitats and its relationship to soil temperature and water content' at the annual Donald Danforth Plant Science Center scientific retreat at the YMCA Trout Lodge & Camp Lakewood.
Elementary school students from the area went to Prairie Fork to participate in Earth Day activities.
Students learned about soil organisms and the soil food web through the MO DIRT Living Soil activity, which teaches students to identify various organisms in the soil, their place in the food web, and their ecological significance.