Explore the world below the tree roots

The Delaware SWCD has an inflatable soil tunnel available for your event or classroom.   This tool helps teach about soil layers, drainage, organisms that live in the soil, soil variance among different land uses, and conservation.

The tunnel is very portable  It includes a trailer for transport and storage.  Educational activities and talking points are also included with the tunnel.  Available to teachers free of charge, and to other organizations for a fee of $50/day, paid in advance.  Soil tunnel rental information for organizations outside of Delaware County can be discussed by calling (740) 368-1921.

To reserve, contact Erin Wolfe, Outreach coordinator, at ewolfe@co.delaware.oh.us or 740-368-1921.

With information on the inside and outside of the Soil Tunnel, your visitors will have plenty of interesting details to explore!

Key Concepts the Soil Tunnel Covers:

  • Soil Layers
  • Soil Drainage
  • Soil Functions
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention
  • Impacts of Land Use on Soil
  • Soil Organisms
  • Soil Conservation

Don’t have space outside? Maybe it unexpectedtly rains on your event day. No problem. Use the Soil Tunnel inside as well.

Special Thanks

This tunnel and storage trailer were made possible through a grant received from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund.

 

 

Soil-Tunnel Exploration Guide

Soil Tunnel Set-Up Instructions

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