AP Environmental Science

Course Details

The AP Environmental Science institute will be held July 17-21, 2017 to prepare teachers for the AP Environmental Science course. This course is designed as a rigorous, interdisciplinary class focusing on the application of scientific concepts and principles to the understanding and solution of environmental problems and issues. Envisioned as a broadly interdisciplinary course, it builds on scientific principles from chemistry, physics, biology, ecology, and earth science. The course includes substantial laboratory and field components to help students learn about the environment through careful observation and experimentation while developing their critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills. Participants will learn about the content, development, and grading of the AP examination, the use of technology and other curriculum resources, and the selection and planning of appropriate laboratory and field experiences for the course. Much of the class time in this workshop will be spent in laboratory and field activities. This class is intended for new and beginning AP Environmental Science teachers (0-4) years of AP experience.

Instructors

Ms. Flo Gullickson

The lead instructor and a Presidential Award-winning teacher at Southwest Guilford High School (North Carolina), a College Board certified consultant for AP Environmental Science, and an experienced AP Exam Reader.

Elizabeth Lengyel

Graduated with a BS in geology and Master's Degree in curriculum development from Miami University (Oxford, OH). She has taught Earth Science for 30 years, AP Environmental Science for 12 years, and served as AP reader for 8 years. She is a member of the National Science Teachers' Assoc. and the Association of NC Environmental Educators.