Soapbox Science is an annual public science communication event that brings cutting-edge science to the public, in an accessible, fun, free and un-intimidating way. Unlike other science events, a ‘Soapbox’ audience will not have necessarily planned to come and learn about science – rather, they happen across a bunch of world-class scientists as they stroll down the streets!
NASA successfully launched its first Earth satellite designed to collect global observations of the vital soil moisture hidden just beneath our feet.
The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory, a mission with broad applications for science and society, lifted off at 6:22 a.m. PST (9:22 a.m. EST) Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket.
The Abstract Submission deadline for the British Society of Soil Science Early Careers Researcher Conference has been extended tio Monday 9th February 2015.
More details can be found here
The Leighton Buzzard Observer has reported on the BSSS tree planting intiative at Southcott Lower School in Bedfordshire. The picture shows BSSS member Ruben Sakrabani with some of the children from the school
This short piece appeared in their 20th January 2015 edition
Scottish Natural Heritage are offering a temporary contract to help support the International Year of Soil 2015.
Details can be found here
Closing date for applications is 15th February 2015