Since its inception in 2004, VSSLR have become a nationally and internationally recognized and adopted in soil science courses and natural resource programs at various Canadian and North American universities. The web-based educational resources developed by the VSSLR group serve as the template for continual development of the more comprehensive educational packages. The VSSLR group has established an award winning record of cooperation in the development of educational material, featured at this web site. Educational tools and courses developed by the VSSLR address the following 4 topics: Basic soil science principles Soil classification Land-use impacts on soil quality, and Raising awareness about soil as an important natural resource. We believe that there is much potential to take this collaboration to the next level of jointly offered courses and curriculum development to sustain the discipline of soil science across Canada and beyond.