The benefits of learning about the environment
If you are fascinated by your surroundings, how the environment around you functions and how you can make the most of it, then any of the following environmental courses will be beneficial to you. Learning about the environment and how it functions will develop your awareness of how nature works, and how you can make the most out of the environment without harming it.
Some courses are designed for students who are interested in pursuing environmental studies as a hobby, whilst other courses are designed to prepare students for careers in the environmental industry. Either way, both types of courses will provide the learner with a sound knowledge of how to work with and solve environmental problems, as well as how to make maximum use of nature’s resources.
- Certificate in Self-Sufficiency
If you’re interested in becoming less dependent on the goods and services provided by others, then this is the course for you. Courses Direct offers an online course in self-sufficiency and in order to complete the certificate you will have to pass all assignments and exams in each of the six modules.
The modules are designed to acquaint the learner with the necessary knowledge on how to make changes in their lifestyle that will allow them to become self-sufficient. You will learn about a wide range of practical things, such as how to grow your own food, how to raise poultry, how to make the most out of your clothing, recycling, mud brick construction, and much more. You will also be taught about all the essentials of nutrition, how to achieve a balanced diet, and how to store and preserve different foods.
- Introduction to Ecology
Careerline Courses offer an introductory course to the world of ecological science. The course consists of seven lessons and the submission of an assignment for every lesson. The lessons cover ecosystems and populations, the development of life, animals and endangered species, fungi and rainforests, mountains, river and deserts, shallow waters, and ecological problems. Click here to learn more about doing arboricultural and ecological surveys.
The course is designed to teach every learner how to make the most of the earth’s finite resources, and how the various ecosystems are connected and react to man-made constructions. For students who are interested in gaining more knowledge about the environment, the course can also be done alongside other programs, such as landscape restoration, earth science and water conservation and management.
- Nature Park Management
If you are interested in nature and ecosystems to the point that you would like to pursue it as a potential career path, a course in nature park management is a good way to get started. Lifestyle Learning offers an online course in nature park management which can be beneficial to absolute beginners as well as others who would like to add to their environmental knowledge and skills in order to further their career in the industry.
In the course you will be taught about basic ecology, plant maintenance strategies, as well as the relationship between the separate parts of ecosystems. You will also be taught about tree management, weed management and rehabilitation problems and solutions.
This guest post was written by Ivelina Dineva, a freelance writer based in Cape Town, South Africa. Ivelina is studying towards her master’s degree in philosophy and her ethos ensures that she lives as sustainable a life as possible. It’s for this reason that she promotes training courses that relate to the environment and eco-awareness.