This course is designed to provide a general overview of environmental science, with an emphasis on sound science, stewardship, and sustainability.  Topics include basic concepts of environmental science, relationships between living and nonliving things, human impact upon the environment, and care of earth’s resources to support future generations of living things. Critical thinking skills will be utilized throughout this course, as these skills underlie one's ability to carefully consider scientific concepts and their effects upon human interactions.  The study of environmental science is approached with an understanding of the grave responsibilities of human beings to practice wise stewardship of God's creation.