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Friday, October 19 • 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Teaching Environmental Science in High Schools

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Marc Wyton and Natalie McLeod are teachers at Dr. E. P. Scarlett High School in Calgary. They started teaching Advanced Placement Environmental Science three years ago. They are interested in encouraging and supporting other Alberta teachers to adopt this course or similar Environmental Science programs in their schools.

This presentation will showcase the Advanced Placement Environmental Science course. This is an interdisciplinary course with unifying themes that connect science to math, social studies, english and technology studies. This is a course that both non-AP and AP students have found success.
Topics covered in the AP Environmental Science course include:
• Populations Dynamics
• Land and Water Use
• Earth Sciences and Soil Science
• Ecosystems
• Energy resources and consumption
• Global Change
• Pollution

This presentation will discuss the successes and failures of teaching a course using case studies, fieldwork and independent student research.

Forming partnerships with external environmental education programs will also be described.

Student exemplars and teaching resources will be available to view.


Natalie McLeod

Biology and Environmental Science Teacher, Calgary Board of Education

Friday October 19, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm PDT
Edmonton - Delta