Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Length of Course: Semester
Pre-requisite: Passing Grade in Previous Science Class or Instructor Approval
Credit: ½ Science or Elective
Course Overview: This course will provide an understanding of the importance of forestry and forest ecology. Topics will include: tree identification, tree measurement, topographic map and air photo interpretation, utilization of GPS/GIS, forestry tool use, forest ecology, identification of forest types, forest stand structure, site variables that affect tree species, and stages of forest succession. Students will be provided field opportunities to observe forest ecosystems and how trees and forests impact soil development, wildlife habitat, public places, agriculture, and water quality.