Invasive species management at a hillside prairie at Lake Katherine Nature Center
Estimating overall fuel economy of cars on campus
Engaging with citizen science through Zooniverse, eBird, and Nature's Notebook
Course description This course is about stewardship of God’s earth. The course will explore the functioning of earth’s systems, and it will apply scientific principles and Christian values to environmental issues brought on by 21st century exponential growth in human population and human resource consumption.
Why study environmental science? Environmental science underlies many aspects of our everyday lives, from the food we eat to the air we breathe. Our study of environmental science in this course will allow us to explore the workings of the natural world, and specifically how humans have affected the earth’s systems. This knowledge is important for all citizens to understand environmental policy issues, and is also relevant to many fields of study, from law to business to political science, because our lives and businesses are connected to and dependent on the environment. In this course we will seek to grow in our appreciation for the complex interactions found in God’s creation and consider the call to environmental stewardship.