What's Beneath Your Feet?

What's Beneath Your Feet?


Did you know?


  • There are 70,000 different types of soil in the U.S.


  • 1 Tablespoon of soil has more organisms in it than there are people on earth


  • It takes 500 Minimum years to form one inch of topsoil


  • There are 5,000 Different types of bacteria in one gram of soil


  • .01 Percent of the earth’s water is held in soil


  • 15 Tons of dry soil per acre pass through one earthworm each year


  • 1,400,000 Earthworms that can be found in an acre of cropland


All earth’s life depends on soil. Soil is made up of minerals, air, water, organic matter, and living organisms. It is the layer between our atmosphere and the rock deep below. Soil is infinitely diverse, based on the climate, plants, animals and fungi that inhabit it. Without soil, Earth would be a lifeless slab of rock. Soil is alive with tiny little organisms, and soil can die when it is used poorly, creating dust storms and “black blizzards”. Soil cannot be made; it has developed over tens of thousands of years. Soil is important. Basically, we cannot live without it. So, what’s under our feet? Super soil! Get ready to get your hands dirty with lots of fun hands-on activities!


  • Minimum recommended age: 6
  • Instructor: Ms Makayla Clement
  • Tuesdays, 3-4 PM ET
  • 4 classes
  • January 4, 11, 18, 25