Environmental Science: Global Concerns/Local Impacts

Outdoor Education
STEM | Science Elective
Grade: 11-12
Credits: 1

Environmental degradation on a local, state, and global level may be among the most serious crises of our times. This course on a nearby ecosystem – the Zebedee Wetland – broadens student understanding of limnology (fresh water aquatics), soil biology, air quality, biotic and abiotic factors in these ecosystems, as well as the impacts of human activity and development on watershed ecosystems. Students will engage in on-site data collection to analyze and assess the current health of the wetlands. Topics to be covered include terrestrial and fresh water ecosystems, air quality and pollution, geology, biochemistry of soils, and current global issues.


Gary Engler
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