Type: Honors

Available to: qualified grade 11 & 12 students, for honors see placement requirements on the Science Department page

Environmental Science Honors introduces students to the interactions between earth’s natural systems, the substantial demands placed on them by the human population, and the ways that we can bring about positive change in our community and beyond. Using the incredible resources on and near the Monterey Peninsula, students will complete experiential labs that prompt them to explore their local environments through real world issues such as foundations of ecology, sustainable agriculture, alternative energy, and environmental justice. In addition to field and lab work, students also gain valuable research experience through data collection, mapping, graphing, analysis, surveying the scientific literature, and presenting findings in class. This course is ideal for students who are excited to learn about environmental science and/or want to take an advanced high school level science course.