Course description: The AP Environmental Science course is designed to be the equivalent of a one semester, introductory college course. The goal of the course is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them. Download a copy of the College Board’s description of AP Environmental Science. Download a copy of the College Board’s course description of AP Environmental Science (PDF).
Teacher: Nick Pascarella, Monmouth Academy. Nick has taught for five years at the high school level covering Ecology, Environmental Studies, Biology, Freshmen Science (Introduction to Physics), Chemistry, and Marine Science. Nick has also coached the Destination Imagination Team, developed and coaches Monmouth Academy’s Envirothon Team, and is one of the MLTI Technology Leaders. Nick graduated from Eckerd College with a B.S in Marine Science and then went through the ETEP Program at University of Southern Maine and earned an M.S in Education in 2012.
Suggested student preparation: Successful completion of two years of high school laboratory science (one year of life science and one year of physical science) and successful completion of one year of algebra.
Start date: September 1, 2015
End date: one week following the AP Exam for this course.
How to enroll: More information on enrolling students in this course.