Habitat Ecology for Educators

Julie Larsen Maher©WCS

Explore habitats and wildlife from around the world, investigate the role of adaptations for survival, and examine the interconnectedness of EVERYTHING on Earth.


(6 weeks online learning + 1 project week)

Living things have evolved over millions of years to exist in particular environments. We call those environments habitats, and we say that species are adapted to them. The interrelationships among plants, animals, climate, and seasons of a particular habitat are complex and fragile. Habitat loss is the greatest threat to the world’s biodiversity. Through this course you will gain background knowledge in habitats and wildlife, learn about basic ecology, adaptations, how organisms interact with their environment, and the interactions between organisms in a temperate forests and wetlands. Course members will explore humanity’s influence and interaction with nature and discuss teaching ecology to elementary school children.

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