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Conservation / Environmental Sciences

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Conservation / Environmental Sciences

Sustainability, conservation and green practices are becoming more and more prominent in both our personal and professional lives. Whether you wish to pursue a career in this field or have a general interest in how to best care for the earth, Stratford's course is a great place to start.

Stratford’s Conservation/Environmental Science covers a variety of topics, including ecosystems, biodiversity, renewable energy, pollution and much more.

With the ability to train at home in your spare time, this course is ideal for anyone looking to self-educate or for those sincerely interested in learning more about an environmentally driven career.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual salary for conservation workers is $30,640.*

Introducing Environmental Science and Sustainability
• Human Impacts on the Environment
• Population and Resources
• Environmental Laws, Economics, and Ethics
• Environmental Values and Worldviews
• Ecosystems and the Flow of Energy
• The Cycling of Materials within Ecosystems
• The Atmosphere, Weather, and Climate
• The Global Ocean and the Atmosphere
• Biological Communities and Species Richness
• Earth’s Major Biomes and Aquatics Ecosystems
• Environmental Pollution and Disease
• Determining Health Effects
• Ecological Risk Assessment and Ecotoxicology

The Human Population and the Environment
• The Science of Demography
• Government Policies, Fertility, and Poverty
• Urbanization: The City as an Ecosystem
• Energy Consumption, Efficiency, and Conservation
• Electricity, Hydrogen, and Energy Storage
• Extraction and Consumption of Fossil Fuels
• Synfuels and Other Potential Resources
• Renewable Energy and Nuclear Power
• Solar and Wind Energy
• Water Use, Conservation, and Management
• The Soil System, Properties, and Major Soil Types
• Minerals and the Environment
• Biological Diversity and Conservation

Resources, Pollution, and Sustainable Living
• Land Resource Management
• National Parks and Wildlife Refuges
• Rangelands and Agricultural Lands
• Wetlands and Coastal Areas
• Food Production, Livestock, and World Food Security
• Fisheries of the World
• Types and Sources of Air Pollution
• Ozone Depletion and Acid Deposition
• The Effects of Global Climate Change
• Reducing Emissions and Greenhouse Gas
• Water Pollution and Improving Water Quality
• Problems and Benefits of Pesticides
• Human Health Risks and Alternatives to Pesticides
• Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
• Sustainable Living Action Plan

This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the course material is presented may vary.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2021 Edition
Who should take this course?
Anyone with even a little interest in sustaining the earth and preserving the environment will find this course interesting! The comprehensive curriculum was designed to cover a broad range of topics and interests for the career-minded as well as those looking to self-educate.
Conservation Environmental Sciences Program

"The coverage of timely environmental issues in the course have been very helpful."

Christopher C.

"What an excellent program!"

Monica H.