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

In Forestry, students will study the forest as a biological community, covering ecological concepts such as energy flow, forest nutrition, nutrient cycling and decomposition, and the interrelationships between trees and other organisms comprising the community. Students will examine the concepts of disturbance, succession, population dynamics, biological and ecosystem diversity, and wildlife habitat management.
Students will also study ecologically based manipulations of forests to achieve desired management objectives; develop and apply silvicultural prescriptions to timber and non-timber forest benefits; and learn about soil, forest health, and biodiversity.


Len Whitaker
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