This course is geared toward homeschoolers looking for a hands-on method of learning about forest ecology. The course will meet once a week for 10 weeks. We understand that the schedule of a homeschooler can be hectic, so we’re happy to chat with groups about setting up a day and time that works best for you and your group.
During the course we will cover;
- Tree and plant identification
- Basic Fungi
- Mammal tracks and identification
- Bird identification by sight and call
- Insect identification
- Fish identification and the fresh water ecosystem
- Weather observation and prediction
While you can cover all of these topics in a classroom, this course offers a way to not only see how each individual section fits together, but how the student fits in as well. The course mixes field work with academic study in order to reach the many different ways in which each individual learns and maintains information. Students will be expected to be able to identify most of the species covered and explain the methods they used to do so, as well as keep a basic weather journal for the length of the course.
Maximum Class size;10