In this course, featuring many researchers at the University of Zurich, students will learn about the amazing diversity of biological organisms in the world around us. They will discover the field of "biodiversity science", experience the countless forms that biodiversity takes, look at the values and importance of this diversity, understand the processes that create and maintain diversity, and hear about how biodiversity is distributed across the Earth. They will also experience how biodiversity is threatened, and what conservation, management, and individual actions can do for its protection. Having been equipped with such knowledge through the course, the students are encouraged to take action, however small, to positively influence the future of biodiversity, and thereby become a Biodiversity Ambassador.
This course is designed for people with a high school education, though the material is varied, so some may appear rather straightforward and some quite challenging.