AP Environmental Science
The AP Environmental Science course is an interdisciplinary study of ecology, biology, ocean and atmospheric sciences, climatology, chemistry, geology, physics, toxicology, economics, politics, and ethics just to name a few. In short, the course is designed to be the equivalent of a college environmental science course. The goals of the Environmental Science course are to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships in the natural world, identify and analyze environmental problems and challenges (both natural and human made), evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them.
California Forestry Challenge
Brenda P., Katherine L., Arturo G., Bailey X., Hilario V.
The California Forestry Challenge is a three day and two night competition between multiple schools to demonstrate their forestry knowledge as well as learn more about the forest and how it works. At least four students from the AP Environmental Science course participates and makes a presentation on how to save money as well as make money before they timber the forest and present it to the land owners. They participated in other activities such as night hikes, bondfires, scary-story telling, and learning about endangered species.
Youth Energy Summit (YES)
(Top) Edward O., Deshawn B. (Bottom) Hailey D.,Kianni L., Brenda P., Mr.White
The Youth Energy Summit is a community partnership between SMUD, Lodi Electric Utility and the LegiSchool Project at California State University at Sacramento. YES is designed for high school juniors and seniors from the Sacramento and Lodi areas and focuses on California’s energy future.Five students from the AP Environmental Science class attended a two day interactive training event on Januray 25th and 26th which focused on developments in green energy, technology and sustainability. They will work on creating a business that fulfills a need in the community relative to green energy, energy conservation, or sustainability. They will then present their projects to a panel of judges in April 2013 at the steps of the State Capitol for a chance to win scholarships ranging from $250 - $1,000.