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It's Not Just Dirt!
November 25, 2009
A collaborative project by soil science and Earth science teachers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Oregon State University-Cascades, Colorado State University-Fort Collins, Trinity College and the University of Minnesota explored the development and dissemination of soil e-lessons. By harnessing technology, the instructors created learning tools that could reach beyond their classroom walls to teach other students and public audiences about soil as well.
American Society of Agronomy
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