Anyone who enjoys the great outdoors will enjoy this class. We spend time discussing habits and habitats of a wide variety of wildlife animals. Trapping and hunting to keep populations in tact are explored. Students participate in local wildlife improvement projects; learn to score trophy bucks, age deer, estimate wildlife populations and various labs based on student interest. Several outdoor careers will be explored as there are many jobs in the wildlife science area besides a DNR conservation warden to include wildlife biologists, habitat specialists, managers, rehabilitation services as well as those in policy development and law. We will be participating in several field trips and rely on guest speakers to gain insightful information on various wildlife topics and develop useful skills for future careers.
Length: (1) Trimester
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Cum Laude Points: 0
Career Cluster(s): Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources