BIOL 217 Survey of Grenada Wildlife and Habitats

This course is designed to introduce students to the vertebrate wildlife species (both native and non-native) that inhabit the island of Grenada. Students will learn to recognize, by visual and auditory cues as well as by field sign, many of the different species that we share this island with. Students will also learn to recognize the various wildlife habitats found in Grenada and will be able to associate specific vertebrate species with specific habitat. We will also explore conservation issues within Grenada including the complex issues of invasive species management and habitat loss. In addition, students will be developing scientific skills that will include: gathering, interpreting and communicating biological information.