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Habitats of North Dakota is Online for Educators

Educators, do you need additional professional development credits? If the answer is yes, Habitats of North Dakota is offering five online-only courses through North Dakota State University.

Select one or all Wetlands, Badlands, Riparian, Woodlands and Prairie habitats, with each one credit. Work at your own pace and develop a list of concepts and a lesson plan that will implement the key concepts into an existing curriculum.

In addition, students are responsible for reading and reviewing text, video and supplementary materials for each habitat guide. Courses are suitable for educators K-12.

Comprehension and critical thinking questions are incorporated throughout each of the texts. Each unit also includes vocabulary and review sections. The material meets the state life science standards for grades 3-6 and North Dakota Studies standards for grade 4. Examples of implementation projects are provided for each Habitat course.

Online classes are Aug. 15 – Sept. 30, and Oct. 15 – Nov. 30. The NDSU course fee is $50 per credit payable upon registration at

For more information, contact Sherry Niesar at or 701-527-3714.