This foundation subject in Geography and Environmental Studies develops your knowledge of how people depend on nature, and how increasingly the conservation of nature depends on people. We will explore these relationships through a values lens: how nature is important for its own sake, how natural resources are important to people, and how nature is important for people's wellbeing. Workshops will provide you with tools to map social and ecological landscapes, argue for the conservation and use of nature, and present these arguments to others. Some workshops will be conducted in the field in and around Hobart and Launceston, and there are several field trips, with 'virtual' field trips and workshops in Tasmanian landscapes for distance students. This subject will be useful in a wide variety of occupations and professions in government, environmental NGOs, and industry - as well as your understanding of nature in everyday life.