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W.A.T.C.H Coastal Ecology

 

Title: W.A.T.C.H. Coastal Ecology (Watsonville Area Teens Conserving Habitats)

Credit: 10.0                          Course#:3710

UC D lab honors                                CSU D lab honors

Recommended Preparation: Completed Chemistry with a “C” or better, apply for the Watch program,  Summer orientation, participation in the summer Teens Conserving Habitats internship, and/or teacher recommendation

 

WATCH Coastal Ecology Honors is a two semester project-based course.  Students will be introduced to the basic Ecology concepts needed to be an environmentally literate citizen. Students will learn to apply Ecology knowledge to pose scientific questions, formulate a hypothesis, use materials and methods to collect data, analyze data and draw conclusions from results. Through explorations and investigations students will develop an understanding of the personal, social, environmental and ethical implications of Ecology. Students will apply what they have learned to make a positive impact on their community.

 

Units of Study (Content that will be covered)

  1. Science and the Environment

  2. Investigation, Experimentation and Scientific Analysis

  3. Biogeochemical Cycles

  4. Ecology Evolution and Biodiversity

  5. Natural Resources, Land Use, and Human Impacts

  6. Ecosystem Management