The AP Environmental Science course is an Advanced Placement course that enhances student awareness of their living environment. The material covered is the equivalent of an introductory environmental science course taken in college. Some of the important topics covered will be: water and air pollution, renewable and nonrenewable energy, ozone depletion, climate change, deforestation, land use and species extinction. This course will address these environmental issues and allow students to formulate opinions and ideas concerning causes, prevention and remediation.
In addition to providing a global perspective, this course will allow students to make a connection between their local community and its environment. Hastings has a history involving various environmental issues including its own waterfront along the vital Hudson River. This course will put students and the community at the forefront of these issues. Students can come to an understanding of environmental science and explore methods of improving the environment in which they live.
"Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children."Crazy Horse, Sept. 23, 1875