In Ecology Levels 1 and 2, we reviewed different elements in the ecological hierarchy, discussed the factors of ecological systems and understood what factors influence biodiversity on our planet. We also learnt about causes of climate change and pollution and the impact both may have on the living organisms including humans. In this course, we will focus on answering the big question: What can we do to reverse or slow down trends?

In this course, we will focus on answering the big question: What can we do to reverse or slow down trends? Students will understand the importance of biodiversity, why we want to preserve it, and who does it (heard of conservation biologists and restoration ecologists?).

Students will learn what is conservation and what different approaches to conservation there are: from small and declining population conservation to restoration ecology. Students will review how effective different approaches may be and under what conditions. They will discuss both successful and unsuccessful ecological restoration efforts, including the dangers of biological augmentation going wrong.

No prerequisites

CONSERVATION LEVEL 1

$315, incl. headset rental
5 week course
12-15 years
4-6 students
Students will learn what is biodiversity, why it is important to preserve biodiversity and what conservation biologists and restoration ecologists do

Students will understand what is a declining population conservation and how is it different from small-population conservation

Students will discuss the three strategies employed by restoration ecologists to solve ecological problems and what can go wrong


COURSE TAKEAWAYS

Evolutionary adaptation
Ecosystem’s resilience
Extinction vortex
Small-population conservation
Minimum viable population
Conservation biologists and restoration ecologists
Structural restoration
Bioremediation
Biological augmentation

VOCABULARY

STANDARDS ALIGNMENT

Entrepreneurship Standards Module 1
Discovery: the process of generating ideas, recognizing opportunities and determining the feasibility of ideas.
A.01 Explain the need for entrepreneurial discovery
A.02 Discuss entrepreneurial discovery processes
A.03 Assess global trends and opportunities
A.04 Determine opportunities for venture creation
A.05 Assess opportunities for venture creation

Concept Development: the process for planning the venture, which includes identifying resources and strategies for a business plan
A.14 Assess the need to use external resources for concept development
A.12 Assess risks associated with venture
A.09 Describe entrepreneurial planning considerations
A.13 Describe external resources useful to entrepreneurs during concept development
Cognitive Skills Rubric
Inquiry
NGSS Science Practice 1: Asking Questions and Defining Problems
NGSS Science Practice 3: Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Сomposing
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.x.3
CCSS English Language Arts;
Appendix A

Products and Presentations
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.x.5
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.x6

Listening and speaking
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.x.1.B
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.x.1.D

Analysis and Synthesis
NGSS Science Practice 7: Engaging in Argument from Evidence
NGSS Science Practice 5: Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
1) Enroll in one weekly course at $315
2) Enroll in your first course and you will receive a discount coupon for the next course - every additional course at a discount
3) A 3-course (16-weeks) semester includes a final presentation with industry leaders
4) Already have a headset? Select the “Use your own headset” option during check out and save $65 on the first course.


ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

1 Course
$315 / $50 per class


  • Conservation Level 1
  • 5 classes – 5 weeks
  • 4-6 students in the group
  • Price includes Oculus Quest 2 rental
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1 Semester
$785 / $45 per class

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  • Conservation Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
  • 16 classes – 16 weeks
  • 4-6 students in the group
  • Price includes Oculus Quest 2 rental
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