Environmental Science

AP 527.401 | In-Person | TBA


This in-person course is designed to maximize the learner experience, providing relevant AP content and pedagogy through meaningful engagement—all focused on best practices for preparing your AP students for success. This class is designed both for new AP Environmental teachers with 3 or fewer years’ experience and for more experienced teachers as well. The intensive four-day course will provide a deep dive into the entire AP Environmental Science (APES) curriculum and examine different paths through the required course content. Each day, important concepts will be discussed and related specifically to APES free-response questions, and participants will perform hands-on laboratories associated with these concepts. The major goal is to expose participants to both content and labs and activities important to teaching a successful APES course. In addition, new AP resources will be discussed. Participants will be expected to spend some time on homework for this Institute, which could include working up lab data, reading lab activities, and possibly preparing a course syllabus or outline that correlate to the APES course description. Participants are encouraged to share electronic materials/favorite web sites as some class time will be reserved for this purpose. Participants should have their school calendar for the coming year and a scientific calculator of some type available.