A study of ecology is important to understand in today's world. Ecology is the study of the relationships between living organisms, including humans, and their physical environment; specifically, ecology identifies and explains the holism, or critical connections, between plants and animals and the world around them and how those relationships affect the planet. Through this understanding, ecology provides information about how to use Earth's resources responsibly in order to leave a healthy environment for future generations.
The course is designed where students will complete the video lectures, readings, homework (including case studies) and testing online. Students will be required to attend one of the Fridays (June 4th, 11th, or 18th) to complete the unit labs. There will not be a comprehensive final exam, instead students will research and create an environmental issue Photostory.