A course designed to introduce students to the study of our soil and water resources. Water resources topics include the current status of our water, threats to the resource, water treatment resources, and basic water flow calculations. Soils resources topics include the factors of soil genesis, physical properties of soils, and the role of nutrients in soil health, access to and use of NRCS soil data, and the field description of soils. (Prerequisite: Basic algebra and calculator skills required.)