This is a course I have been teaching for a long time based on the principles of bioregionalism, which the same thing as learning all you can about where you live--ecologically.
This is something we all take for granted. You can't learn about your local ecology if you're staring at a screen all the time, so we will go on field trips, with or without me depending on whether you are local or not.
We start with your watershed, identifying which one you live in. Then we go to your dominant ecosystem types, which will include identifying the flora and fauna that define your ecosystem. You may dig a soil pit and do some observations.
I provide an assignment sheet/worksheets you need to fill out as you do these exercises. We get back online to discuss. This includes a mind-numbing number of online resources you can use for your research I will turn you on to.
For people who truly participate, this class has changed their lives and it becomes a spiritual endeavor as much as exploration into your local natural heritage.
To learn more about me, see my website at www.ecooutreachvsm.com