Where would we be without soil? According to one soil scientist, we would be hungry, thirsty, naked homeless and breathless. Celebrate the natural resource beneath our feet with these free events.

Free family fun day

Enjoy this free World Soils Day event at Waikato Museum. A fun educational day making soil jars, clay sculptures and more. In collaboration with the University of Waikato.

Date: 9 December 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Venue: Waikato Museum, 1 Grantham Street, Hamilton
For more information, please visit: http://waikatomuseum.co.nz/exhibitions-and-events/view/2145883012/family-fun-day-world-soil-day 

Free N.H. Taylor memorial lecture

Professor Tim Clough from Lincoln University will present the annual Taylor Lecture.The title of
Tim’s talk will be ‘Developing integrated approaches to nitrogen management: defining soil’s

Date: 5 December 2017
Time: 3:30 afternoon tea, lecture from 4:00-5:00.
Venue: MSB1.05 (Management Studies Building) on Hillcrest Rd, Waikato University, Hamilton

Free Wai-BoP Soils 2017 one-day conference

Soil scientists and those with an interest in soil are invited to attend the Waikato-Bay of Plenty One-day conference. The free conference provides a great opportunity for the many soil scientists and others in the region with interests in land and soil to assemble for a stimulating day of talks and networking away from the commitments and rush associated with bigger conferences.

Although the meeting targets Waikato-BOP soil scientists, we welcome attendance from those in other regions who have a professional interest in soils and land (e.g., from Northland, Auckland, Hawke’s Bay, Taranaki), our only stipulation being that all participants must be paid-up members of the New Zealand Society of Soil Science (NZSSS).

If you want to present an oral paper or attend the conference, email David Lowe (david.lowe@waikato.ac.nz) by Tuesday 7 November 2017. 

Date: 5 December 2017
Venue: MSB1.05, Hillcrest Rd, University of Waikato, Hamilton.

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The Hub has multiple resources to help students get their hands dirty. Soil - introduction provides resources for NZC levels 1 and 2.  Soil, farming and science - introduction details soils resources for older students.


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