The Biodiversity.now-course is multidisciplinary and suitable for everyone interested in biodiversity issues. It is a master’s level course but does not require previous biological background knowledge. The course highlights the importance of one’s own activity and participation in halting the biodiversity loss by encouraging one to think about biodiversity topics from the perspective of different fields and learn how to be part of the solution.
Biodiversity.now is made by Biodiversity education network, Climate University, and UnaEuropa -alliance. The Ministry of Education and Culture, Sitra, and Nordplus have been funding the course.
In Biodiversity.now-course students will learn more about the reasons for the ongoing biodiversity crisis as well as its consequences to the nature, human society and personal life.
During the course different approaches to understand biodiversity will be presented and students will get familiar with multidisciplinary research in the themes of biodiversity and its protection. Students will learn a variety of approaches and tools to protect biodiversity, increase biodiversity, and promote sustainable use of environment and be encouraged to explore their own connection to nature and diverse values they assign to it.
Research based videos and interactive learning materials illustrate biodiversity crisis and its impacts and possible solutions. Reading materials provide deeper understanding on key topics and different kind of exercises help to widen understanding on biodiversity from different perspectives.
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Learning outcomes of the course are:
- to recognize reasons for the ongoing biodiversity crisis and its consequences for human society and for one’s personal life
- to explore one’s own connection to nature and the diverse values you assign to it
- to recognize a variety of approaches and tools to protect biodiversity, increase biodiversity, and to promote the sustainable use of biodiversity
- to apply the issues to one’s own field of studies/work and learn how to be part of the solution.
Course level: Master
Pre-requisities: no pre-requisities
Scope: 2 etcs
Available languages: ENG Authors: Biodiversity.now is a course made by Biodiversity education network, Climate University, and UnaEuropa -alliance. The Ministry of Education and Culture, Sitra, and Nordplus have been funding the course.
Where to study: University of Helsinki (course code FAF101A), University of Eastern Finland (course code LY00CK72)
Course material (ENG): https://digicampus.fi/course/view.php?id=3789