Soil Classification and Education Conference,  Toruń, 18-20 May 2018


Globalization and global environmental issues, as well as unification of scientific research and teaching on the EU and global levels require harmonization of technical languages, such as the terminology used in soil science. Important part of our technical language is soil description and classification. Despite the long-term development of the unified system - World Reference Base for Soil Resources (WRB), it is still not used by the teaching staff in Europe on a satisfactory level. National/local focus in soil sciences teaching still dominates that complicates exchange of information, students and professionals. The aim of this conference is to present solutions for international education in soil science, elaborated within the Erasmus+ FACES project, to present the new attempts to soil description and classification. Participants' experiences and thoughts related to soil science teaching would be a frame for discussions, both indoor and outdoor ones.

We invite to participate not only university soil science professionals but also geography school teachers.