Student Groups and Organizations
The University of Maryland Soil Judging Team
Soil judging develops and tests a student’s ability to apply knowledge and skills to real-world natural systems. To “judge” a soil, students spend one hour in a 5-foot-deep pit describing the characteristics of the various soil layers.
These layers that have developed in the soil, the ability of the soil to transmit and retain water and support roots, the geological history of the site, the long-term processes of soil development, the classification of the soil, and the potential challenges of using the soil for land uses such as building a home.
Lean more about UMD's National Champion Soil Judging Teams: UMD Soil Judging
RESTORE ENST Society
The mission of RESTORE, the ENST Society, is to enhance the educational experience of society members and other students by providing members with the opportunity to participate in educational, service, recreational, and social activities. Members gain better preparedness for the work force, while making a positive contribution to the field of Environmental Science and Technology as well as the community.
RESTORE was founded by ENST undergraduates about 20 years ago, previously named The Natural Resources Management Society, and has always been completely student-run. The society attends a variety of “green” events on and off campus all year round.
RESTORE is now open to students of all majors! We welcome anyone with an interest in environmental science, sustainability and activism. Just attend meetings and/or events to participate. If you have any questions, feel free to email us (email@example.com) and don’t forget to ‘like’ us on Facebook and join our TerpLink page!
Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS)
MANRRS is a national society that welcomes membership of people of all racial and ethnic group participation in agricultural and related science careers. MANRRS attempts to provide networks to support the professional development of minorities.
Green Roots exists to advance sustainable and urban agriculture through innovative techniques. We grow food through hydroponics, which is the production of plants without soil, by integrating a number of diverse disciplines.
Resources to assist current undergraduate and graduate students in managing their studies at the University of Maryland:
Advising & Support - advising services for current ENST undergraduate students, campus support resources, computing and communications resources, Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the ENST undergraduate program
Additional Student Groups and Organizations - Refer to TerpLink to find additional organizations you may be interested in joining.
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