Explore the world below the tree roots

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

It is very portable and available to schools for teachers to use. Included with the soil tunnel is a trailer to store and haul the soil tunnel. Soil tunnel rental information for outside Delaware County will be posted when available. All schools inside Delaware County are welcome to use the soil tunnel free of charge. Educational activities and talking points are included in the soil tunnel lending trailer.

 

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 unexpectantly 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.

 

For more information please contact Dona Rhea at the SWCD office
at 740-368-1921 or dona-rhea@delawareswcd.org

 

Soil Tunnel Exploration Guide

Rental Brochure

Set Up Instructions

Soil Tunnel Take Down Instructions