Advanced Placement Environmental Science is the third or fourth course for students enrolled in the Cedar Creek Environmental Science Magnet. Students taking Environmental Science will learn to define and provide examples of the basic concepts of ecology and physical geography. Students will learn how the growth of the world’s population and economic growth has altered the environment, including ecological and abiotic systems. Students will understand how changes in the earth’s systems are likely due to human populations. Students will be able to explain how humans can try to mitigate the effects of growing populations and expanding economies through changes in technology, policy, governmental regulations, agreements and incentives.
Students are expected to take the Advanced Placement Environmental Science Exam in May.