Educator Training: The Earth Around Us


White Farm
144 Clinton Street
Concord, NH 03301
United States

The Earth Around Us: Go deep in exploring the world of soils with the NASA sponsored Globe program. This interactive, investigative program that engages youth in research about soils, soil layers, and some of the animals that live in the soil.  

In this program youth will: 

  • Gain skills and practice using rulers, magnifying glasses and soil corers to explore their local soils 
  • Learn about soil invertebrates and investigate their behaviors by manipulating environmental factors 

At this training K-4 educators will: 

  • Gain the knowledge and skills necessary for implementing the Soil Tent Program 
  • Receive a full curriculum guide that is aligned with NGSS standards for grades K-4 
  • Have loan access to program materials necessary for implementation 

Take your students underground with the Soil Tent! The Soil Tent is a traveling education exhibit that combines The Earth Around Us educational activities with a 10 x 10 pop-up tent with striking murals depicting students’ observations of what lies below the surface from the Soil Tent Program [ ]. 

 Fee: $10 (Scholarships available. 4-H Volunteers, please contact for a coupon code. To become a 4-H volunteer, please contact

If you live in the Manchester or Nashua areas and you are interested in exploring soils with youth in those areas, please consider joining 4-H STEM Docents, a team of volunteers specially trained to deliver STEM topics to diverse and underserved youth. Contact for details.

The Earth Around Us is funded by the U.S.D.A Forest Service Eastern Region in collaboration with UNH Leitzel Center, GLOBE Program, & UNH Cooperative Extension. Forest Service Agreement No 21-CS-11090100-035.

Educator with children in nature