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High School Environmental Science

Pre Requisites



Environmental Science discusses the environmental challenges that impact our future, such as land use, pollution, climate change, and loss of biodiversity. This course is centered around achieving global sustainability to meet the needs of a growing human population, while also maintaining natural resources and protecting Earth's various systems. The short- and long-term consequences of our actions to human health and the environment are also a course focus. With the collaboration of the Guy Harvey Foundation and additional professional partners, this course highlights the research and field experiences of professors, scientists, conservationists, lawyers, and more, while sharing practical and sensible strategies for preserving the delicate balance between land, ocean, air, and life. In addition, this course creates a call to action for students by teaching them how to protect the world's biodiversity and resources by adjusting the way they live, work, play, and govern in the future.

Segment One

Module 01 - Discovering Environmental Science

  • What Is Environmental Science?
  • Cycles in Ecosystems
  • Introduction to Ecology
  • Changes in Populations
  • Species Survival
  • Biodiversity
  • Productivity Honors

Module 02 - Terrestrial Biomes and Land Use

  • Terrestrial Biomes
  • Island Biogeography
  • Land Resources
  • Forests and Deforestation
  • Drilling and Mining
  • Waste Disposal
  • Land Use Honors

Module 03 - Aquatic Biomes

  • Freshwater Biomes
  • Water Quality
  • Toxicology
  • Marine Biomes
  • Ocean Impact and Recovery
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Hydrology Honors

Segment Two

Module 04 - Climate Change and Human Response

  • Atmosphere and Weather
  • Ocean and Weather
  • Air Pollution
  • Greenhouse Effect
  • Climate Change Lab
  • Global Change and Human Response
  • Climate Change Honors

Module 05 - Human Population and Impacts

  • Human Population Growth
  • Demography
  • Food and Water Demand
  • Food and Water Sustainability
  • Human Health and the Environment
  • Urbanization
  • Human Innovation Honors

Module 06 - Sustainability and Our Future

  • Ecological Footprints
  • Energy Needs and Production
  • Renewable Energy
  • Alternative Energy
  • Energy Conservation
  • Sustainable Decisions
  • Sustainability Honors

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