This course covers methods and concepts facilitating the study and appreciation of natural history. Most weekly lab sessions are in the field to investigate various ecosystems and their inhabitants. Course topics may include forest succession, edible wild plants, field ecology methods, ponds and streams, and the use of identification keys, topographic maps, and collecting equipment. Each student conducts a detailed natural history project on a topic of interest. Designed for non-science majors and does not count towards the BIO or ENS major.General Education: Natural Science