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Old 05-27-2015, 01:28 PM
 
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Another question: what's the student population? Is it for any student who wants to sign up? honors students? students who need a science credit but can't or won't manage a rigorous chemistry/physics class?

Also, where are you located? Do you have access to outdoor facilities?

My dsil took a program at the local votech high school called Natural Resources. They learned some forestry, ran a maple sugar operation, built a small cabin, learned to run a chain saw, backhoe, etc.

At the other end of the spectrum is the AP Environmental Science course I teach, which is all about experimental method and ecology.

You want to meet somewhere in the middle of that, I think...An environmental science text will have a lot of useful stuff for you. I have some ideas for what I might do if I were teaching such a course. I would probably make it very practical...consider waste management in our school (recycle program, composting, etc), do home energy audits, test tap water and water from local lakes and rivers, grow a school garden, study local environmental issues, field trips to water and waste water treatment plants, landfill, local farms, a green building or net zero energy building, etc. There are tons of citizen science opportunities such as removing invasive plants, participating in bird counts, etc.
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