Biology Natural Resources
Learn more about Biology/Natural Resources from Mr. Mensonides...



WHAT IS A NATURAL RESOURCE?

A natural resource is anything naturally occurring on Earth that can be used, preserved, or conserved by humans.

WHAT CAREERS ARE RELATED TO BIOLOGY NATURAL RESOURCES?
Biochemist, Wildlife Biologist, Golf Course Superintendent, Farmer, Veterinarian, Agricultural Engineer, Environmental Scientist, Fish & Game Officer, Marine Biologist, Lab Technician

BNR IS A SMART CHOICE!
 • Get Equivalency Credit – Biology Natural Resources counts as a biology lab course and a CTE credit
 • Get Dual Credit – Students who get a C or better can get college credit at Clover Park Technical College

HOW IS IT DIFFERENT THAN GENERAL BIO?
CTE courses have an added goal of preparing you for the workforce, whether via college, military or trade certification. Experience a more hands-on approach to learning: more field experiences and more real-world applications of science.

WHAT WILL YOU DO?
You’ll learn how humans fit into the natural world. Topics covered include:
 • Ecology
 • Water
 • Plant and Animal Biology
 • Resource Management and Sustainability
 • Soils and Agriculture
 • Cell Biology and Genetics

PATHWAY ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES
The Science & Natural Resources Pathway offers many opportunities for students to enrich their high school science experience.
 • FFA Competitive Teams in Forestry, AgriScience, and Environmental & Natural Resources.
 • Supervised Agriculture Experience Projects which include exploration, work, research, or entrepreneurship in a Biology-related activity.
 • Class Field Trips, Lab Activities, and Guest Speakers also enhance the learning experience.

INSTRUCTOR
Katie Coats has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology from the University of Washington, a Masters in Teaching from Western Governors University and a CTE Certificate from Bates Technical College. She has 20 years of industry experience using molecular biology to solve a wide array of scientific questions in human genetics, forensic science, and plant pathology.