Environmental science is a course dedicated to understanding the interactions between earth’s natural systems and the demands placed on them by the human population. This course examines the scientific principles behind natural phenomena and resource cycles, explores how we utilize these systems and our impact, and potential solutions for the resulting consequences of resource mismanagement and exploitation. The course includes elements of life science, physical science, and social science and focuses on breadth and interrelatedness of relevant current events. Students will gain competency In Earth Systems, Human Impact and Resource Use, and Sustainability. This is a lab science and utilizes the laboratory to explore and investigate topics, and includes writing formal lab reports as well as reading scientific papers.
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