•     picture of an ape reading APES book                   Why choose AP Environmental?

    • AP Environmental Science (also called AP Enviro or APES) is one of the most popular AP classes. APES is interdisciplinary, intertwining topics from sociology, political science, economics, geography, biology, ecology, chemistry, and earth science. The course focuses on ecological processes, human impacts on the Earth, and how to resolve or prevent natural and human-made environmental problems. The following outline of major topics serves to describe the scope of the AP Environmental Science course and exam.

      - The Living World: Ecosystems / Biodiversity

                Ecosystems, energy flow, biogeochemical cycles

      - Population

                Population ecology, reproductive strategies, survivorship           

      - Earth Systems and Resources

                Geology, the atmosphere, water resources, soil science, etc.              

      - Land and Water Use

                Agriculture, forestry, mining, fishing, global economics               

      - Energy Resources and Consumption

                Different types of energy, energy consumption, and renewable energy

      - Atmospheric Pollution, Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution

                Economic, Environmental, and Human Health impacts from pollution

      - Global Change

                Global warming, loss of biodiversity, changes to the ozone

    • Environmental science is the foundation for tons of careers in the fields of water treatment, manufacturing, mining, oil & gas, agriculture, and so many more.  Almost any career path you are thinking of going into can benefit from environmental science.                         
    • This class is designed to teach you the student about environmental issues through hands-on labs and interactive studies.  Environmental science offers "down to Earth" ways to be more environmentally friendly with your lifestyle.               
    • During the course, you will set on an adventure in which you will partake in a 4.6 billion year flashback, discover new places, understand population dynamics, develop an appreciation for our resources, debate water and land needs, scoop the dirt on pollution, learn about global change, and even build your own stream.
    • Like other AP science classes, APES also includes a lab component, and students who take the class will get hands-on experience in the form of completing labs, observing the natural world, and/or doing field work. You might have to collect water and test it for certain chemicals, observe wildlife in a field or forest, track plant growth, and so on.