AP Environmental Science

AP Environmental Science
Instructor Information

Mr. Shaun Karpow

Email: skarpow@orangeusd.org

Textbook Information

G. Tyler Miller, Jr. & Scott E Spoolman - Living in the Environment, Brooks/Cole, Eighteenth Edition, 2015. 

Carson, Rachel - Silent Spring

Click Here To View PDF of “Silent Spring”

Course Description The AP Environmental Science course is designed to be the equivalent of a one-semester, introductory college course in environmental science, through which students engage with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world. The course requires that students identify and analyze natural and human-made environmental problems, evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them. Environmental Science is interdisciplinary, embracing topics from geology, biology, environmental studies, environmental science, chemistry, and geography.
Summer Information


Workload - recommended skills/courses to take for the class Prerequisites: Biology and Algebra
Links to Study Guides / Websites

AP College Board Course Overview - AP Environmental Science

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary - Home

Newport Whales - Marine Protected Area Citizen Science Cruises

Orange County Sanitation District