The Advanced Placement Environmental Science course is offered to students interested in understanding the planet and the dynamics and complexities that impact its existence. This course would benefit any student interested in engineering or science, as well as those interested in environmental protection from a social or political responsibility. Major topics of study in this course include earth systems and resources, the living world, population, land and water use, energy resources and consumption, pollution, and global change. A strong laboratory component is present during study and will allow students to explore concepts that are introduced to them in the classroom. Students will have the opportunity to complete field work on the DV Campus and may attend sever field trips that will allow them to gain insight and experience that cannot be offered through traditional classroom study. This course is designed to prepare students for the AP Environmental Science Exam and to be equivalent to an introductory college course in Environmental Science.