Students will learn how trees are an essential part of our lives with a focus on the role they play in urban areas, including energy considerations. They will be introduced to the threats posed to trees, including non-native insects, domestic animal waste, and erosion. Students then evaluate the potential impact of local tree conservation efforts and design a plan for their community.
Test a simple interactive population model to estimate sustainable salmon harvest. Simulate variation in nutrient input by comparing growth of plants with different concentrations of fish-based fertilizer control.