Soil Education Network

Seeking Grade 6-12 Science Teachers to Consult on Soil Curriculum

Stipends, Credit Offered

The South Dakota Discovery Center is looking for teachers of Grade 6-12 science to consult on a reworking of the lesson plans for the soil health buckets. This opportunity will begin in mid November and extend through Spring 2022.

Consulting deliverables include:

  • Provide ideas and suggestions for curriculum rework according to grade band standards and 3D/phenomena forward approach.

  • Provide feedback on products developed.

  • Pilot teach relevant lessons.

Teachers across the science disciplines— Earth science, environmental science, life science (including biology, ecology), physical science and chemistry— are invited to apply.

Must be familiar (although not expert in) 3D and phenomena forward instruction.

A $1000 stipend will be provided. Partial payments will be made on the completion of deliverables.

Credit will be available.

To apply, please complete this form. Applications close Wed Oct 27 at 11:59 PM CT. Please contact Anne Lewis ( with any questions.

Essentials for Soil Health

The Soil Health Primer is now available!

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The module sections take about 15-20 minutes to complete and each has a check for understanding quiz at the end (ungraded). Brush up on your knowledge or learn something new!

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