Global Soil Museum Network
The Global Soil Museum Network is a collection of organizations who display soil and teach about its properties and importance to the general public.
Soils play a key role in sustaining human life and our planet's ecosystems. Soils:
- support plant growth and food production
- filter and store water
- interact with the atmosphere and are important to climate change mitigation, and
- act as a natural archive, preserving information about the past which can inform the future.
Soil museums, education centres, exhibits, and collections of soil samples are invaluable resources for accessing soil information and communicating the beauty and importance of the belowground part of natural and agricultural systems.
The Global Soil Museum Network promotes a wider understanding of soil by providing a supportive and collaborative space for organizations who exhibit and teach about soils. Learn about our purpose in this draft mandate document. Read below about how to join the network!
Join the Global Soil Museum Network!
Are you an educator with a soil collection, a museum with a soil exhibit, an educational centre with natural resources exposition which includes soil? The Global Soil Museum Network is a young association which is actively recruiting new members. You do not have to be a purpose-built soil museum to fit in this network. If you have a collection of soils which you use for educational purpose, you may benefit from:
The Global Soil Museum Network is a young network which is actively recruiting new members. You do not have to be a purpose-built soil museum to fit in this network. If you have a collection of soils which you use for educational purpose, you may benefit from:
- Networking with soil collection curators
- Sharing best practices around soil education
- Sharing tools and methods for physical and online exhibitions
- Promoting your soil education resources collectively with other members
- Collaborating on joint (digital) expositions
- Helping to shape the future of the Global Soil Museum Network
Please fill out this form to indicate your interest in joining the network: Global Soil Museum Registration Form