Free Online Course on Environmental Protection and Sustainability

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IsraelX is offering free online course on Environmental Protection and Sustainability. The course is designed and presented by six scientists, each of whom specializes in a different environmental aspect.

In this multi-disciplinary course, they will discuss major challenges facing environmental protection efforts. This course will start on October 19, 2017.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 9 weeks
Effort: 3-4 hours pw
Subject: Environmental Studies
Institution: IsraelX and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Course Starts on October 19, 2017

Providers’ Details

IsraelX is a national consortium of higher education institutions in Israel, led by the Council for Higher Education and the Ministry for Social Equality.

About This Course

The Biological theme focuses on the importance of biodiversity and the actions we can take to conserve basic ecosystem functions. For example: reintroducing locally extinct key species and protecting agro ecosystems.

Why Take This Course?

The course is designed and presented by six scientists, each of whom specializes in a different environmental aspect. The course uses video presentations, movies, exercises, assignments, and many additional sources to provide information and enrichment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Basic principles of environmental protection
  • Biodiversity conservation practices
  • Solutions for water and air pollution challenges
  • Major opportunities for sustainability
  • How human development can be sustainable

Instructors

Yaron Ziv
Associate Professor, PhD
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Shirli Bar-David
Senior Lecturer, PhD
Conservation and Ecological Genetic Lab

David Katoshevski
Professor, PhD
Israeli Association for Combustion Research

Amit Gross
Associate Professor, PhD
Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research

Isaac A. Meir
Associate Professor, PhD
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Meidad Kissinger
Senior Lecturer, PhD
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Requirements

None

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Create an edX account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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