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What Is Environmental Science?:

What Is Environmental Science? Environmental Science is the study of humanity’s relationship with the living and non-living environment. It is an interdisciplinary science that incorporates concepts from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Sociology, Economics and Politics, among other studies, to understand environmental issues. As an applied science , Environmental Science makes connections between fundamental science concepts and teaches students how to problem-solve, think critically and make fact-based, informed decisions when considering the impact of humans on the environment.

AP Environmental Science (APES) :

AP Environmental Science (APES) 1.0 science credit, Graduation Project (full year) Prerequisite : Honors Biology & Honors or CHS Chemistry, or Environmental Science Completion, or concurrent enrollment in, Chemistry recommended Students should be confident in their math (Algebra), reading and writing skills as they will be held to a high level of understanding and achievement. Students are required to complete a Research Project for their Final Exam. Students that score a”3” or higher on their APES Exam typically receive college credit.

APES is designed to meet the objectives of a university intro-level environmental science course. It includes scientific principles and analysis applied in laboratory activities and field work, as well as the sociological and political issues related to our environment. :

APES is designed to meet the objectives of a university intro-level environmental science course. It includes scientific principles and analysis applied in laboratory activities and field work, as well as the sociological and political issues related to our environment.

Topics include::

Topics include: Earth Systems and Resources The Living World Population Land and Water Use Energy Resources and Consumption Pollution Global Change

Students will learn through:

Students will learn through Independent and Group work Discussion Role Play Lectures (limited) Guest speakers Videos Hands-on activities Field trips Experimental activities Field work Projects Research

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In a long-term field study, students will participate in the Creek Connections program with Allegheny College as they monitor and perform water analysis on a local creek throughout the year. Creek Connections

Why should students take Environmental Science? :

Why should students take Environmental Science? Because this generation (and future generations) will be impacted more by environmental issues than past generations Because as voting citizens, this generation can affect the direction of environmental policies and our future Because everyone is affected by the environment around them on a daily basis Because the environment is affected by everyone on a daily basis Because this science is relevant to each and every individual in all aspects and phases of their lives

Who should take AP Environmental Science?:

Who should take AP Environmental Science? Any student that is planning to further their education in college should consider taking APES. As an interdisciplinary and applied science, Environmental Science is relevant to many areas of study including: Biology Chemistry Microbiology Zoology Botany Agriculture Animal Sciences Marine Sciences Ecology Students considering further study in any of the above areas should consider taking APES. High-achieving students interested in doing field work, experimental work and research should consider taking APES. Public Health Epidemiology Meteorology Climatology Hydrology Physics Civil Engineering Chemical Engineering Industrial Engineering Materials Science Architecture Geology Mining Sciences Geography Social/Behavioral Sciences Economics Law, etc.

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An understanding of Environmental Science will benefit all students whether they choose to continue their education in college or enter the work force after graduation. Most colleges and universities now offer programs of study and degrees in Environmental Sciences and Sustainability. Most universities now have Schools of Sustainability, Sustainability Centers within colleges, and/or minors for Sustainability in almost every major including Engineering, Biology, Agriculture, Architecture, Economics, Law , etc. Additionally, most universities practice Sustainability on their own campuses. These areas of science are growing rapidly and will continue to receive funding in the future. At the same time, many jobs in our communities require a basic understanding of our environment: urban/land development, construction, transportation industry, waste management, management of water resources, Marcellus Shale industry, public health organizations, landscaping and agriculture, and many more! Environmental Science and Your Child’s Future

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The ultimate goal of environmental science is to understand and solve environmental problems.

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“…UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” -- The Lorax

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