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NSCI 650 - Pollution and Environmental Biology for Educators

  • 3 credits
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The course is designed for grade 6-12 science teachers. It explores the environmental consequences of energy production and consumption. The topics covered include the effects that oxides of carbon, nitrogen and sulfur and mercury pollution have on biological systems and the methods and technologies for ameliorating and/or reducing emissions.

A Science Lab Kit is utilized during this course.


Admission to the Master of Natural Sciences Education program

Important Information

Lab kits are essential to the learning experience of this course. To assure you receive your lab kit via mail in time for the beginning of the course, please register early.

International students, please register at least 6 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. If you are an international student and attempting to register within 6 weeks of the course start date, please contact Karina Hassell at for further instructions.


Donald L. Mykles

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Dr. Donald L. Mykles is a Professor of Biology, Director of the Masters of Natural Sciences Education Program, and former Director of the University Honors Program. He earned his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of California, Berkeley. After postdoctoral research in biochemistry at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, he joined the faculty at Colorado State University in 1985. He teaches courses in cell biology and developmental genetics. Trained as an invertebrate physiologist, his research concerns the endocrine control of growth, limb regeneration, and skeletal muscle atrophy in crustaceans.