Full year, 1 credit, Grades 11, 12.
Prerequisite Recommendation: Successful completion of Biology/Honors Biology and Physical Science or Chemistry/Honors Chemistry.
Ecology covers fundamental ecological concepts such as ecosystem structure, cycles of matter, and interrelationships between organisms, energy flow, population growth and succession. Students also develop an awareness of environmental problems and investigate the causes of, and the solutions to these problems. Field trips and laboratory/outdoor investigations are an integral part of this course. The students should be prepared to spend extended time outside in less than ideal weather conditions.