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AP Environmental Science students walk next to the Franklin Canyon reservoir, surveying the land around them.

AP Environmental Science classes visit Franklin Canyon reservoir

James Hess February 23, 2022

Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science classes visited Franklin Canyon reservoir for their second field study Feb. 15, 16 and 22. The outdoor lab covered water pollution and its effect on organisms. At...

From left to right: Advanced Placement Environmental Science students Manu Markman ’23, Alex Astalos ’23 and Jesse Goldman ’23 explore a sea cave on their Nov. 15 trip.

Environmental Science class participates in field study

James Hess November 17, 2021

Students in AP Environmental Science visited Leo Carrillo State Beach to participate in a field study Nov. 15 and 16. The trip serves as an outside lab for the course’s ecology unit, which covers the...

Code Red: 2021 Climate Report

Natalie Cosgrove August 27, 2021

A recent report from the United Nations’s (UN) climate panel details the full extent of the damage human behavior has caused to the environment. As greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, the newer...

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

Joie Zhang February 11, 2020

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...

Students participate in Heal the Bay Coastal Cleanup

Celine Park October 25, 2019

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...

Photo Illustration by Kristin Kuwada

Environmental Footprints

Anthony Weinraub May 1, 2017

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...

Guest speaker Rudy Brown talks to an AP Environmental Science class about the importance of raising trout. Printed with permission of Nadine Eisenkolb.

Speaker discusses importance of raising trout

Saba Nia March 2, 2017

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...

Nadine Eisenkolb: Science

Noa Schwartz September 1, 2015

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...

APES students boat down LA River

Jessica Lee October 10, 2012

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...

Cafeteria hours lead to non-stop grazing

Chronicle Staff April 27, 2010

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...

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