This course focuses on New Hampshire’s natural resources and the relationship between healthy ecosystems and healthy communities. Specialists from the field will engage students to focus on particular aspects of NH’s natural resources and history. The course emphasizes hands-on, experiential learning in both outdoor and classroom settings and offers techniques for applying scientific and horticultural skills in real-world service-learning projects. Students will gain an understanding of stewardship from awareness to activism, across topics that include native plant identification, ecological landscaping, sustainable living, NH’s wildlife and their habitats. They will also acquire skills in presentation, public outreach and local government access. (Will not fulfill science elective requirements.) This is a Service-Learning Course (SL). Fall semester