AP Environmental Sciences
WHAT IS ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE?
Environmental science applies physical, biological, and information sciences to the study of the environment, and to the solution of environmental problems.

WHAT CAREERS ARE RELATED TO AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE?
Environmental scientist, environmental engineer, nature conservation officer, wildlife biologist, park ranger, water quality specialist, waste management officer, city planner, sustainability consultant, forester, marine biologist

AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE IS A SMART CHOICE!
 • Get Lab Science Credit – AP Environmental science counts as a science lab course and a CTE credit
 • Get AP Credit – Students who score a 3 or better on the AP Exam earn college credit at most universities

WHAT WILL YOU DO?
AP Environmental Science follows the College Board nation-wide Course and Exam Description (CED). Topics covered include:
 • The Living World: Ecosystems
 • The Living World: Biodiversity Populations
 • Earth Systems and Resources
 • Land and Water Use
 • Energy Resources and Consumption
 • Atmospheric Pollution
 • Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution
 • Global Change

PATHWAY ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES
The Science & Natural Resources Pathway offers many opportunities for students to enrich their high school science experience.
 •  FFA Competitive Teams in Forestry, AgriScience, and Environmental & Natural Resources.
 •  Supervised Agriculture Experience Projects which include exploration, work, research, or entrepreneurship in a Biology-related activity.
 • Class Field Trips, Lab Activities, and Guest Speakers also enhance the learning experience.

INSTRUCTOR
Katie Coats has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology from the University of Washington, a Masters in Teaching from Western Governors University and a CTE Certificate from Bates Technical College. She has 20 years of industry experience using molecular biology to solve a wide array of scientific questions in human genetics, forensic science, and plant pathology.