British Columbia is home to a wide range of ecosystems. Human society has depended on those ecosystems for survival and, in the process, has impacted them. Environmental Science 11 will delve into the richness and variety of several BC ecosystems looking at what they contain and how they function. It will also look at how human activities have impacted those natural systems, and how we can interact with those systems in ways that can sustain, conserve or even restore them. Basic scientific principles from several disciplines will be introduced in this course and then applied in the course work. Course work will include discussions, research, inquiry projects and hands-on activities in the class, lab and field.