• This course looks at natural resource recreation options we have here in Southwest MN. We will study in detail white tail deer, ring necked pheasant, waterfowl and fish. Students will learn the anatomy of these animals, what habitat requirements each of them need to survive, what their nutrient requirements are, and in the case of waterfowl and fish how to identify the different species involved. We will also cover some safety items such as first aid, snowmobile and ATV safety as time allows.

    Essential Standards

    1. Apply methods of classification to examine natural resource availability and ecosystem function in a particular region.
    2. Apply ecological concepts and principles to living organisms in natural resource systems.
    3. Analyze the interrelationships between natural resources and humans.
    4. Assess the impact of human activities on the availability of natural resources.
    5. Analyze how modern perceptions of natural resource management, protection, enhancement, and improvement change and develop over time.
    6. Classify animals according to taxonomic classification systems and use.
    7. Apply principles of comparative anatomy and physiology to uses within various animal systems.
    8. Design programs to prevent animal diseases, parasites, and other disorders and ensure animal welfare.
    9. Classify different types of natural resources in order to enable protection, conservation, enhancement, and management in a particular geographical region.
    10. Demonstrate cartographic skills, tools, and technologies to aid in developing, implementing, and evaluating resource management plans.
    11. Prevent or manage introduction of ecological harmful species in a particular region