Prerequisites: Successful completion of Biology and Chemistry
Advanced Placement Environmental Science is a two-trimester laboratory
class that is the equivalent of a one-semester, introductory college
course. Topics include interrelationships in the natural world,
environmental problems, risks associated with these problems, and alternate
solutions for resolving them.
Due to the quantitative analysis required in the course, students should be
comfortable using algebra and performing calculations on tests without a
calculator. Students are expected to complete nightly readings from the
college-level text and other publications, and will participate in both
short- and long-term research projects. Fieldwork focuses on our local
environment. Summer reading will be required. The curriculum will prepare
students to take the CEEB AP Environmental Science exam, given in May.