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Garden Soil

Mobile Soils Classroom 

The Mobile Soils Classroom (MSC) is a 28’ enclosed gooseneck trailer with a rear ramp and side door that allows students to have a walk through experience of what the world beneath their feet looks like. The MSC simultaneously depicts the biological, chemical, and physical properties of soil so that students gain interest and awareness of the soil and its functions. It is available to schools and events, primarily in Wilkes County, NC and statewide. The classroom is handicap accessible and includes 3D artwork of the soil ecosystem that students can touch and interact with.

The Program 

The Mobile Soils Classroom program includes: 

  • An immersive and hands-on underground experience for students Pre-K-12th Grade

  • 30-45 minute presentation by a trained Environmental Educator

  • Curriculum matched lessons based on grade level of students

  • Q & A Period

Instructor's Presentation Teaches:

  • The dynamic ecosystem of the soil including biotic and abiotic factors. 

  • The agricultural importance of soil and its role in crop/food production. 

  • Parts and life cycle of plants including roots and seeds. 

  • An educational program relating to math, science, health/nutrition, and agriculture. 

Requirements to Reserve the MSC:

  • 50-foot parking space

  • Map or layout indicating location for the classroom sent prior to event day.

  • A completed online request form.

  • If outside of Wilkes County, 200 or more students per event.

The Mobile Soils Classroom is available year-round.

Plan to schedule in advance due to the popularity of this program.

The Mobile Soils Classroom is an educational program and good behavior among students and faculty is expected.

Booking Details Coming Soon!

Thank You to Our Sponsers!

  • Richard J. Reynolds, III & Marie M. Reynolds Foundation

  •  Chatham Foundation

  • Franklin P and Arthur W Perdue Foundation

  • North Carolina Grange 

  • Wilkes County Melton Foundation

  • Wilkes Weavers

  •  Surry Yadkin Electric Membership Cooperative

  • Wilkes County Farm Bureau

  • Friends of NACD

  • Wilkes Soil & Water District Board Member Donations

  • Caldwell County Farm Bureau 

  • Wilkes County Cruisers

  • Gary York

  • GoFundMe & Fundraisers

  • Ashe County Farm Bureau

  • Wilkes Telecommunications

  • Watauga County Farm Bureau

  • Yadkin County Farm Bureau

  • Casey & Company Forestry, PLLC

  • Reds Lawn & Garden

  • Speedway Ruritan Club

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