Plant the seeds of
curiosity in your students

with a topic that affects them every day – SOIL! In the videos below, you will get an in-depth look of the world of soil and the important role it plays in our daily lives.

The Science Behind Sports Turf Management

Play Ball: The Science Behind Sports Turf Management at Texas A&M

Sports start from the ground up... with healthy soil! Join us as we follow Nick McKenna, Assistant Field Manager of Texas A&M University on a typical day in turf management. Your students will hear directly from Nick and the people he relies on - from soil lab experts to fertilizer specialists - to help keep the Texas A&M sports fields looking great for the fans and safe for the athletes!

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to show students how soil science plays an important role in the world of sports.

Follow us on Twitter @DiscoveryEd and @Nutrients4Life and join the conversation using #ScienceofSoilVFT.

Secondary content

  • The Science Behind Sports Turf Management Full VFT
  • Welcome to Olsen Field at Texas A&M!
  • Soil is the Foundation
  • Healthy Soil, Healthy Fields
  • The Importance of Nutrients

Tertiary content

Digital Explorations

Give students a deeper understanding of core science concepts as they discover the complex world of soils using these unique and engaging digital explorations.

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