2020 APES exam is Monday May 11th at noon
Office Hours: 2:30 – 3:30 M-Th by appointment
A steward is someone who manages and "looks after" others or property. The Earth and all of its inhabitants are valuable and benefit from care and good stewardship. By the end of this course, each student will realize his/her impact on the environment and he/she can appreciate the value of environmental stewardship.
From the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency):
(on stewardship) "Look for opportunities at home, at school, at work, in your community, and while shopping and traveling. The possibilities are endless, and the cumulative impacts of individual actions can really add up."
APES should NOT be considered “college prep.” This is a COLLEGE course, with college-level expectations for behavior, attendance, participation, and effort. Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary field of study, and the goal in this class is to integrate what you know about Biology, Chemistry, Math, History, Sociology, etc., to come to an understanding of the natural world, the forces that affect it, and the choices you will make in order to live here. APES will follow very closely the curriculum recommended by the College Board.
TEXTBOOK: Miller, G.T., & Spoolman, S. (2007). Living in the Environment (15th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning