APES students host sustainable fashion sale to combat abuses of fast fashion industry

In an effort to raise awareness about the environmental degradation caused by the fast fashion industry, AP Environmental Science students hosted a sustainable clothing sale with student-donated attire on campus Feb. 11. Maddie Boudov ’21, Sergio Coury ’20, Fernando Diaz-Ojeda ’20 and Mimi Offor ’21 spearheaded the sale as an extension of their AP Environmental […]

Students participate in Heal the Bay Coastal Cleanup

Students taking AP Environmental Science traveled to Santa Monica Beach Oct. 19 to participate in a beach cleanup organized by Heal the Bay, an environmental non-profit organization. “All kinds of trash ended up on the beach because of the drainage system,” Bennett Markinson ’21 said. “Plastic gets broken into small pieces so animals think they […]

Environmental Footprints

Environmental Footprints

Last month, Governor Jerry Brown declared an end to the six-year drought that plagued California. At that point, Environmental Club leader Hannah Tuchman ’17 breathed a sign of relief. “I also think saying the drought was over may be true in that we filled a certain quota, but we should always be trying to conserve […]

Speaker discusses importance of raising trout

Speaker discusses importance of raising trout

Natural Resources Volunteer Program volunteer Rudy Brown spoke to AP Environmental Science students and members of the Environmental Club about the importance of participating in the Trout in the Classroom program on Feb. 27. Though now retired, Brown said he has always been interested in the environment and has also worked as a seasonal ranger aid […]

Nadine Eisenkolb: Science

With more than 10 years of experience in marine and environmental biology, Nadine Eisenkolb joins the Upper School as a new AP Environmental Science teacher. Eisenkolb grew up in a landlocked portion of Germany and became interested in marine and environmental biology during a scuba-diving trip to the Canary Islands. Eisenkolb attended school at the […]

APES students boat down LA River

Eight AP Environmental Science students kayaked down the Los Angeles River on Sept. 23,   which was declared navigable in 2008. George Wolfe, a political activist, helped deem the river navigable after a vagabond expedition down the river four years ago. Wolfe’s goal was to revitalize the river and make it “a connector between the LA […]

Cafeteria hours lead to non-stop grazing

By Catherine Wang While running between first period English and second period Physics, Allison Merz ’10 conveniently passes the cafeteria. Every morning she dashes in, grabs a muffin and a chocolate milk, and bolts to class. After Physics, she normally buys another snack to eat during third period while doing homework. During fifth period, Merz […]