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Garden Soil

Coming Soon!
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 request form emailed to mobilesoilsclassroom@gmail.com

  • 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 Sponsors!

  • NC General Assembly

  • NC Agricultural Development & Farmland Preservation Trust Fund

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

  • NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission Grant

  • The Chatham Foundation

  • Franklin P and Arthur W Perdue Foundation

  • The Leonard G. Herring Family Foundation

  • North Carolina Grange

  • Wilkes County

  • AgSouth Farm Credit

  • Duke Energy Foundation

  • The Melton Foundation

  • Weave: The Social Fabric Project at the Aspen Institute

  • Walton Family Foundation

  • Surry Yadkin Electric Membership Cooperation

  • Wilkes County Farm Bureau

  • Friends of NACD

  • Wilkes SWCD Board Members

  • Caldwell County Farm Bureau

  • Wilkes County Cruisers

  • WIFM Radio 100.9 FM

  • GoFundMe Supporters

  • Ashe County Farm Bureau

  • Wilkes Communications

  • Watauga County Farm Bureau

  • Yadkin County Farm Bureau

  • Casey & Company Forestry, PLLC

  • Reds Lawn & Garden

  • Speedway Road Ruritan

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