Natural Resource Science

One Term              Grades 9,10,11,12               Elective

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of preservation and management. It will describe the characteristics and identify the features of large and small game mammals, waterfowl, game birds, fish, and local songbirds. Students will have an opportunity to complete a taxidermy project. We will also study the population trends, feeding habits, living habitat, laws and regulations relating to population management and trends for these species, and the environmental management qualities we can utilize to enhance their habitat. Forest Management will include the identification of common trees and forest plants. Students should take this course if they are interested in careers related to forestry, renewable resources, energy or the DNR. This course will fulfill .5 credit of the elective science credit needed for graduation.