1st Semester Notes: Environmental Science Education Value Added Kashmir University.
Unit 1: Understanding the Environment
1.1. Environment: concept, importance and components
1.2. Ecosystem: Concept, structure and function (food chain, food web, ecological pyramids and energy flow)
1.3. Ecosystem services: (Provisioning, regulating and cultural)
1.4. Biodiversity: levels, values and threats and conservation
1.5. Concept and objectives of environmental education, environmental ethics
Unit 2: Natural resources and Environmental pollution
2.1. Natural resources: Renewable and non-renewable (Global status, distribution and production)
2.2. Management of natural resources: Individual, community and government managed
2.3. Air, water and soil pollution: Causes, consequences and control
2.4. Solid waste management: Collection, segregation, transportation and disposal; 3R’s
2.5. Climate change: Causes and consequences.