Camden Hills Regional High School

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AP Environmental Science

The goal of the AP Environmental Science 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 and/or preventing them. The class utilizes a college seminar approach in which students discuss and answer questions in class from assigned out-of-class reading or research. The laboratory section of the course is geared toward each student developing problem-solving skills and working as part of a research team. The class is complemented by local field studies and prepares students for college courses in environmental science and studies.