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Soil: A Precious Resource Under Threat

Soil erosion remains a largely unrecognized crisis, and yet the loss of this precious resource threatens to cause mass starvation in a few decades. Throughout history, agricultural practices such as plowing have destroyed the architecture of soil, making it more vulnerable to erosion. Many civilizations have collapsed because their soil eroded, leaving people with no way to grow crops. Today we see the same trend in the United States and around the world.


Dr. Jo Handelsman

Dr. Jo Handelsman is the director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She previously served as a science advisor to President Barack Obama as the associate director for science at the White House Office of ... read more

Date: Mon, Mar 1, 2021

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 12:30-1:45pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Dr. Jo Handelsman

Fee: $10

Enrollment Limit: 300

Program Number: SPRI:326

Registration opens Tue, Jan 12, 2021.