ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
ECOSYSTEMS

WELCOME
This course is designed for students who have an interest in how ecosystems work and how man's behavior is changing them. The course offers students opportunities to explore the complex interactions within a well-functioning ecosystem and to examine the role man has played in disrupting these environments. There is a focus on in quiry based lab activities in the course. Students will have the opportunity to explore and investigate the local environment and develop action plans for issues. Students are expected to work independently and develop their personal agenda, which will allow them to "think globally and act locally."

Topics:

  • Human impact on the environment
  • Tools of environmental science
  • Geology
  • The atmosphere
  • Climate
  • Land use
  • Organization of life in ecosystems
  • How ecosystems work
  • Earth's water

CLASS EXPECTATIONS

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