Eco-Explorer student looking at insect guide

The Biosphere and Beyond

This course will run on Monday, June 28 and Monday, August 23

Beginning at the relevant macroscopic limits of our planet, Earth, Sun, and Moon, describes how celestial bodies affect the planet, its inhabitants, and the rest of the biosphere. Following that, Journey to the Center of the Earth, details how even our familiar planet holds a vast amount of secrets just beneath the surface. Returning to the crust, Happy Habitats explores how the changes across the Earth’s surface (some of which aforementioned in the previous presentations) work together to create a patchwork of habitats and climes. Finishing off the day, Wild New Jersey, encourages attendees to look with new appreciation at their home state and the variety of habitats and species therein.

8:30-8:45: Meeting and Greeting
8:45-10:00: Unit A1: Earth, Sun, and Moon
10:00-10:15: Break
10:15-11:30: Unit A2: Journey to the Center of the Earth
11:30 am-12:00 pm: Lunch Break
12:00-13:15: Unit A3: Happy Habitats
13:15-13:30: Break
13:30-14:45: Unit A4: Wild New Jersey
14:45:-15:00: Q&A
15:00-15:30: Wrap-up Session

Owing to this incredible diversity, our planet is home to innumerable species, each unique and beautiful in their own way. Join us in the next workshop to learn how the planet’s history has fostered… and sometimes pruned this diversity