Vigilantes del Suelo


from 01/07/2023 until 30/06/2024

A national project in which citizens collaborate in soil science by assessing the quality of soils in Spain, enhancing their knowledge about such an important natural resource. 

It is coordinated by the Ibercivis Foundation and the Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón (CITA), with the collaboration of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology of the Ministry of Science and Innovation (FECYT).


Through citizen science campaigns, participants in the Vigilantes del Suelo project will collect soil samples from their local environments and analyze them to assess soil health. The data collected will contribute to the creation of a national map depicting soil health across Spain. Furthermore, these efforts will empower citizens to play an active role in decision-making processes concerning their living environments.

Needed equipment

The toolkit, which can be acquired through our Ambassadors or independently, has to be complemented with common household items. It includes: 

  • Hydrogen peroxide

  • Metallic or PVC cylinder

  • Mallet

  • pH indicator strips

  • Shovel

  • Pen or pencil

  • Mobile phone

  • Distilled water

  • Tap water

  • Paper cups

  • Tray

  • Spoon

  • Ruler

  • Wooden block

About funding

Funding bodies: Fecyt-Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología

Created Dec. 14, 2023, 1:17 p.m.

Updated Dec. 15, 2023, 8:42 a.m.

Workshops Citizen Toolkit Health Map Science Soil
Science Topics
Nature & outdoors
Teaching materials available
Difficulty Level
Participation tasks
Sample analysis
Ibercivis Foundation
Other Organisations involved
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