Konza Prairie


  • This course focuses on current ecological and environmental science issues with laboratory and field experiences. Some of the issues include population studies, air and water pollution, energy use, alternative energy sources, conservation of natural resources, and human impact on ecosystems. Ecology includes the study of the characteristics of the major physical and biological ecosystems of the world. Emphasis will be placed on the natural influence and the management of the physical and biological environments. Environmental science includes people’s effect on the world’s ecosystems and environmental concerns. The course will provide students with the scientific methods required to understand problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine solutions taking into consideration all sides of an issue for resolving them. This interdisciplinary course embraces social, physical and biological sciences.  One of our ongoing projects will be planting and maintaining a native pollinator garden here at LHS.