Paint with soil or make an EarthWise bracelet. Great for classrooms, and educational materials are included. Order the materials from the Montana Chapter by filling out these forms: SWCS Soil Paint Kit Order Form and Instructions 2017 or SWCS EarthWise Bracelet Kit Order Form 2016. For an idea of what to paint, copy this coloring book-style template of a soil profile or the map of Montana’s bedrock categorized by geologic eras shown below. Or download this PowerPoint file with multiple pages to choose from and print: PrintableSoilPaintingTemplates
Owl painted with soil kit from Montana during a public program in Cherokee, Iowa. A little yellow acrylic paint was added for the beak, a little white to highlight, and green for the pine needles. “People here think soil painting is awesome!” – Laura Jones, Naturalist, Cherokee County Conservation Board, IA.