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Soils Challenge Badge

Soils Challenge Badge
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). June 2014
  • Developed in collaboration with United Nations agencies, civil society and other organizations, the United Nations challenge badges are intended to raise awareness, educate and motivate young people to change their behaviour and be active agents of change in their local communities. The challenge badge series can be used by teachers in school classes and by youth leaders, and especially Guide or scout groups. The Soils Challenge Badge provides activities to aid understanding of natural environments and their ecosystems at three different age levels, between 5-10, 11-15 and 16+. The information and activities are divided into sections A: All about Soil, B: Soil uses, C: Soil at risk and D: Take Action. All sections provide lessons on how water plays a vital role in the delicate ecosystems that surround healthy soil and the importance of soil on a global scale. Completion of the activities and lessons is intended to impart knowledge of ecosystems to the youth and provide the soil challenge badge in recognition of effort.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Desertification, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Education, Environment, Land degradation, Land management, Poverty, Practices and habits
  • Main target audience: Educators, Youth
  • Main purpose: Awareness raising, Educational, Guidance
  • Type of resource: Educational material, Glossary, Key messages, Workbook
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Published in 2015