OREGON — Ecology is the science that studies the interactions and relationships that exist among living organisms and their environment. The goal for this class is to introduce, or reintroduce some key parts to ecology and use specific skills to reach conclusions in a field setting. Skills such as observation, describing, generalizing to create a theory, inferring, concluding, classifying and of course measuring are all part of our everyday life but we will take it back to more of a science skill focus.
The concept of ecology is based on three major ideas:
Any changes or interruptions, natural or manmade, to these patterns or relationships can alter life on the planet. It is important to understand the relationships of our natural areas, such as a conservation area, so we can relate larger scale situations in a scientific way with sound support.
I am excited to have these field discussions with you and hope you enjoy the adventure of learning in the field as much as Peggy Doty, Extension Educator, Energy and Environmental Stewardship does. Please register online web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo
Location: White Pines State Park, 6712 W. Pines Rd, Mt. Morris, IL 61054
When: Monday’s 10 a.m. to noon, Aug. 19, Sept. 16, Oct. 14, Nov. 4
Cost: $5 total.
If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact your local Extension office. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.