Environmental Science, Grade 11 Course
This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge of and skills relating to environmental science that will help them succeed in life after secondary school. Students will explore a range of topics, including the role of science in addressing contemporary environmental challenges; the impact of the environment on human health; sustainable agriculture and forestry; the reduction and management of waste; and the conservation of energy. Students will increase their scientific and environmental literacy and examine the interrelationships between science, the environment, and society in a variety of areas.
Scientific Solutions to Contemporary Environmental Challenges
Scientific knowledge enables people to make informed decisions about effective ways to address environmental challenges.
Human Health and the Environment
It is possible to minimize some of the negative health effects of environmental factors by making informed lifestyle choices and taking other precautions.
Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry
Modern agricultural and forestry practices can have positive and negative consequences for the economy, human health, and the sustainability of ecosystems, both local and global.
Reducing and Managing Waste
Well-thought-out waste management plans help to sustain ecosystems, locally and globally.
Conservation of Energy
The impact of energy production and consumption on environmental sustainability
Planning, organization and delivery of Earthkeepers
- prepare and understand key environmental principles so CELP student can teach others
- manage and present the intensive two-day environmental science program
- teaching over 250 grade five students from local school
- CELP students lead, manage and evaluate all components of the program
- working in local communities with environmental experts, town officials and community members to take action to provide education and create environmental change
- design and complete and environmental project to benefit local community
-students work in small groups to design a complete and engaging educational day informing CELPers in detail about an environmental topic. Students are responsible to bring in a public speaker, design a range of activities and create a positive and meaningful context for learning that helps the audience understand the key concepts.
Term Evaluation: 70 Percent of Final Mark
Knowledge and understanding of the Earthkeeper curriculum
Communication skills essential to deliver the Earthkeeper program and Community Day
Making Connections and effectively communicating curriculum expectations to Earthkeepers
Preparation and delivery of the Community Days
Community Day test and peer evaluation
Summative Evaluation: 30% of Final Mark
Community Service Project Peer and Teacher Evaluation
Community Day Peer and Teacher Evaluation
Participation and Action as an Advocate and Environmental Steward
Earthkeeper and Community Day Tests