This course is designed for students who want to learn more about the environment.  We will be looking at the local ecology and resources as well as global issues.  Through research and group activities we will investigate the impacts of human activity on the world around us (including pollution, resource depletion, global warming, and land use).  We will also explore more sustainable technologies, policies, and personal choices that can help protect the Earth and its resources.  Each student will be expected to complete several individual and group research assignments and to present information to the class.