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Grade Level

Thursday 1 to 2 pm & Thursday 2 to 3 pm

6th-8th graders at 11 & 8th-9th graders at 1


About the Course

In this biology course, we investigate a variety of ecosystems and their inhabitants--studying plants, animals, other living organisms, and the environments they depend on. Participants will gain hands-on practice using a variety of methods for inquiry and will leave class with experience identifying local species of plants, mushrooms, invertebrates, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals, and with a deeper understanding of ways to study nature. A large portion of this course will be outdoor projects (in varied weather/seasons) and include field observations, experiments, and conservation work.

Your Instructor

Tonya Johnson

Tonya is a Principal Naturalist with Prince George’s Parks and Recreation with 22 years of experience in environmental studies. She studied to be a biology teacher at several universities and ended with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Biology. She is currently working on her master's degree in Environmental Science.

Tonya Johnson
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