APES students travel to Will Rogers Beach

AP Environmental Science students visited Will Rogers Beach on Jan. 10 to collect samples of trash. In class, they analyzed their findings and presented them in lab reports that detailed waste on the beach. Depending on the question they sought to answer in their lab reports, students utilized different methods to collect data about trash […]

Students represent school at Ocean Plastic Pollution Summit

Students represent school at Ocean Plastic Pollution Summit

AP Environmental Science student Sam Yeh ’20, Assistant Broadcast Editor Yoohan Ko ’20 and Environmental Club member Valentina Gaxiola ’21 represented the school at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Ocean Plastic Pollution Summit from May 10-11. Keynote speaker Shelby O’Neil, founder of the Jr. Ocean Guardians and the “No Straw November” movements, began the event with […]

Science classes explore tide pools

AP Environmental Science students observed intertidal organisms in a field trip to White Pool Beach in Palos Verdes on Oct. 23.  Students had the opportunity to supplement their studies by classifying and recording the frequency of the wildlife in the tide pools. The purpose of the trip was to give students hands-on experience in collecting […]

APES classes receive trout egg delivery

Advanced Placement Environmental Science classes received their annual delivery of trout eggs on Jan 19. Students will now begin to care for and raise the trouts, which will later be released into the Castaic Lake in California when they are large enough to survive on their own. Science teacher Nadine Eisenkolb, who has been part of […]

APES Classes take field trip to hillside

Advanced Placement Environmental Science classes surveyed the biodiversity of various plant species across from campus on Coldwater Canyon during the past two weeks. The purpose of their experiments was to analyze the type, population and proportion of the plants present across the street. The APES students will soon be tasked with comparing their data from […]

Free Willy: APES students release trout into the wild

AP Environmental Science students released rainbow trout into Lake Castaic to combat trout depopulation Wednesday. Science teacher Nadine Eisenkolb coordinated the field trip after students raised the fish in the classroom. This process allowed the students to observe the trout eggs hatch prior to releasing them into local water sources. The class acquired the trout from […]

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 […]