Welcome to
AP Environmental Science
 Course description: This course is
designed to be the equivalent of a onesemester, introductory college course
in environmental science. It is an
interdisciplinary course covering
geology, biology, chemistry, geography,
ecology etc.
Mrs. Aura Lester
B.S. Biology 1999
Teaching Certification 2004
Working on Master’s - Ongoing
Experiences I bring to the
My teaching goals:
 To create and environment of mutual trust and
support, where everyone can feel safe and be
 To emphasize the skills needed for success in life.
 To encourage each student to strive for the highest
 To help each student increase his self-awareness
become an analytical thinker.
AP Environmental Science- This is an
interdisciplinary course embracing a wide
variety of topics from many different fields
and current issues
Ecology- study of the interactions between
organisms and their environment
AP Environmental ScienceCourse Outline
 Unit 1: Intro, Environmental problem solving
 Unit 2: Ecosystems: Energy, Living Organisms,
Physical Factors
 Unit 3: Major Ecosystems, Conservation of Land
Resources, Biological Diversity
 Unit 4: Water Resources and Pollution
 Unit 5: Population Dynamics and Issues
 Midterms- Jan. 2014
AP Environmental Science- Course
 Unit 6: Resources and Waste
 Unit 7: Energy, Nuclear, and Renewable Energy
 Unit 8: Air Pollution, Global Atmospheric Changes
 Unit 8: Soils and Agricultural Resources
 AP Exam- early May 2015
Important AP Testing Dates
 Booklets for signing up for AP exams goes out about
mid-late March from the guidance office
2014 results- over 90% of the students received a 3 or
higher(passing) and 83% of the students received a 4 or
 Exams begin early May 2015, lasts for two weeks
APES Test Date: May 4, 2015
First week of testing window
AP Environmental and Ecology
 Grading 65% Unit Assessments
 20% Labs, Class Activities, Projects
 15% HW, HW Quizzes
 Homework
 Extra Help
 Family Access: Skyward
 For specific information, please
refer to course syllabus.