Camden Hills Regional High School

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Natural Science

Natural Science is a one semester, field and classroom based study of local ecology with an emphasis on a forest ecosystems. Many people take for granted the incredible diverse natural world that surrounds them. This class will provide students with the opportunity to explore the ecology and natural history of their local and regional environment. Throughout the semester a wide range of topics will be covered and may include:  identification of plants and animals, ecological stewardship and appreciation of the natural world, basic concepts of ecology, use of a compass and a topographic map, medicinal plants, edible plants, how to read animal tracks and signs, winter ecology, phenology (seasonal cycles) and student interest projects.