Shaping a Changing World through an Environmental Lens

Dates: July 19th to August 6th

Synchronous Course Meetings: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 2:00pm to 3:30pm EST

Instructor: Sarah Tierney

Grade Level: All

Course Description:

This active course will allow students to explore, practice, and apply the skills necessary to question, problem-solve, and communicate their findings of our ever-changing world. Students will study environmental topics within both the physical and life sciences through labs, readings, research, and modeling. The course will take an in-depth look at environmental degradation and human rights, climate change and  its causes and consequences. Students will dive into an in-depth experimentation, including investigating their own ecological footprint and determining ways they can reduce their impact on our earth.

Essential Questions Include:

  • How does one live responsibly in the local, national and global community and determine “right” behavior for our environment?
  • What factors, human and non-human, affect changes in climate patterns and put stress on ecosystems?
  • What are the costs and benefits of humanity’s demand form, and consumption of, energy from a variety of sources?