Natural Resources & Outdoor Studies Information

Length of Course

1 year (Students may choose to continue in agriculture by enrolling in Agriculture & Animal Science)

Sessions Offered

Morning: 8:00 - 10:00 or 8:00 - 10:45 (depending on the high school)
Afternoon 12:00 - 2:00 or 12:00 - 2:45 (depending on the high school)

Main Areas of Focus

Plant Physiology
Wildlife Management
Greenhouse Systems
Ecosystems & Biomes
Environmental Fundamentals
Water Resources
Land Preservation
Environmental Stewardship

State of Michigan Curriculum Segments

Animal Anatomy & Physiology
Animal Genetics and Reproduction
Domestic Animal Production
Animal Health & Nutrition
Plant Anatomy Physiology
Soils & Plant Nutrition
Plant Culture and Propagation
Natural Resources Systems
Environmental Service Systems
Agricultural Business & Marketing
Career Readiness & Leadership

Student Leadership

Natural Resources & Agriscience students have the opportunity for leadership, competition, and community service through membership in FFA (Future Farmers of America - National Organization).

High School Credit

Credit is earned at the local high schools when the course is completed. Students may be eligible to earn 4th year math-related credit, 3rd year science credit, VPAA credit, and credit for an online learning experience. Check with your counselor for the number of credits your high school offers for this class.