california natural resources (cnr)
The California Natural Resources 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
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.