Soils 100 Celebration

This year marks several significant milestones in the Department of Renewable Resources: the 100th Anniversary of soil science education and researchthe 90th Anniversary of the Breton Research Plots, and the 57th Anniversary of the Ellerslie Research Station. From agriculture, to forestry, to land reclamation and conservation, soils are the lifeblood of our ecosystems. Our staff and students are making important contributions to the field of soil science. As a Department, we are continually investing in research capacity related to soils, with new research laboratories, infrastructure, and academic staff who bring innovative ideas and energy to the Department.

Environmental Soil Science Research Team


Soils - Alumni Weekend Events

Ask a Soil Expert Lab Tours - 100 Years!


ALES Enjoy an in-depth tour of soil labs, and learn about the different technologies utilized at the U of A! Choose to tour any of our four labs—or all of them—and learn how we find the truth involving industry contaminants in our land, the impact of fire on our forests, and how the dirt under our feet impacts our day-to-day lives.

Labs included: David Olefeldt, Derek Mackenzie, Sylvie Quideau, William Shotyk.

Date and Time

Friday, September 20 2, 2:30, 3 and 3:30 p.m.

Location

Meet at South Academic Building Room 5-36

Cost

Free

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Ask a Soil Expert Open House - 100 Years!

ALES Do you enjoy gardening, landscaping, wetlands, swamps, ecosystems, and all things soil related? Now is your opportunity to ask an expert, and maximize your soil's potential! Whether you want to learn why certain plants just won't grow or have a question about soil contamination, we have answers for you. Our experts will perform a visual analysis of a sample; bring some soil from your garden to learn more. Join us for coffee, conversation, and a short program at the Soil Open House, celebrating 100 years. All are welcome!

Date & Time

Friday, September 20 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Location

Room 5-36 South Academic Building

Cost

Free

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World Soils Day Presentation!
December 5, 2019

Details TBD
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