What are the rules of living on Earth, and why are they important? Are we heading into an ecological disaster, and what can we do to reverse or slow down trends? If you catch yourself pondering these questions while daydreaming, this course is for you.

In this interdisciplinary course, students will tackle ecological, environmental, biological, and chemical questions to understand how various species living on Earth are interconnected with each other and their environments. Before coming up with solutions on how to save the environment, we want our students to gain an understanding of how things work and why.

In the first module, students will learn about elements in the ecological hierarchy and what different ecologists study. They will study what factors determine ecological activity in an ecosystem, how they impact biodiversity in different biomes throughout our planet, how energy flows through ecosystems, and how toxins accumulate in our food webs.

ECOLOGY LEVEL 3
SUMMER CAMP

Prerequisite: Ecology Level 2
1 week
12-15 years
4-7 students
5 classes, 2 hours each
$365
Students will review different elements in the ecological hierarchy: population, community, ecosystem, biome, and biosphere.

Students will discuss the factors of ecological systems and will understand what factors influence biodiversity on our planet.

Students will understand how we measure an ecosystem and what an energy flow through an ecosystem is.

Students will become familiar with food chain and energy chain concepts.

Students will learn about bioaccumulation of toxins and understand why toxin concentrations multiply with each trophic level.

COURSE TAKEAWAYS

Population, community, ecosystem, biome, and biosphere
Physiognomy of biomes
Ecosystem biomass and productivity
Trophic structure and trophic level
Food chain, food web, and energy chain
Bioaccumulation of toxins

VOCABULARY

SUMMER CAMPS FAQs

What's included in every summer camp?
  • Real-time learning with an experienced certified VR instructor.
  • Average of 5 students per class, allowing for both individual attention and social time with new friends.
  • A balanced schedule including 2 hours of live instruction and peer collaboration per day, for 10 hours a week.
  • Access to classes in our virtual classroom using Oculus Quest 2 headset.
How much does it cost?
  • Each week-long camp is $365, including the cost of equipment rental.
  • Learn more and save more - additional weeks cost only $300/ week.
  • Have your own Oculus Quest 2 headset? Save $65 on the first camp. Select Use your own headset option during check out.
What VR equipment do I need?
  • Students will use Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset.
  • If you don’t own it, we will send it to you. Rental is free with your summer camp tuition. You only pay for the cost of shipping.
  • Want to keep your equipment after the camp program is over? Buy it at cost for only $299 + taxes.
What dates and times options do we have?
  • Ecology summer camp is offered starting June 21, 2021, and will continue through August 27, 2021.
  • Daily, Monday-Friday.
  • We offer four convenient time slots each day to accommodate your schedule:

—— 10am-12pm EST

—— 1pm-3pm EST (10am-12pm PST)

—— 4pm-6pm EST (1pm-3pm PST)

—— 7pm-9pm EST (4pm-6pm PST)

1) Enroll in one weekly camp at $365
2) Buy two or more camps - every additional camp at $300/ week. Enroll in your first camp and you will receive a discount coupon for the next camp.
3) Already have a headset? Select Use your own headset option during check out and save $65 on the first camp.

ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

1 week camp
$365 / 1 week / 10 hours
  • Ecology Level 3
  • 1 week (Mon-Fri) - 2 hours each day - 10 hours total
  • 4-7 students in the group
  • Price includes Oculus Quest 2 rental
Pick your dates
2 week camp
$665 / 2 weeks / 20 hours
  • Choose any 2 camps
  • 2 weeks (Mon-Fri) - 2 hours each day - 20 hours total
  • 4-7 students in the group
  • Price includes Oculus Quest 2 rental
Pick your dates
After completing this course, students may continue to Ecology Levels 2 and 3 as well as Biology Level 1.

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