Massachusetts is blessed with a varied topography and underlying geology that sets the state for incredible habitat diversity and, in turn, biodiversity. This class will survey the major habitats of Massachusetts, considering the natural and anthropogenic forces that shape the landscape, the unique characteristics of each habitat type, their flora, fauna, and conservation challenges including climate change.
ZOOM LINK: Available on website to paid and registered members
CLASS LIMIT: 95
INSTRUCTOR: Martha Gach, is Education Manager and Conservation Coordinator at Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary and an instructor at Worcester State University. She has a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and taught in the Peace Corps in Central Africa.
NO REQUIRED BOOKS
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609