Science and Natural Resources

  • Conservation/Wildlife Biology 1 (CTN 101)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit: Occupational/CTE or Science or Elective .5

    Students will be introduced to a variety of environmental and conservation concepts. Management and the understanding of natural resources will provide learning experiences, which encourage students to further, pursue vocational, scientific and resource management studies. Topics include wildlife, ecology, habitat, ethics and fisheries. These are presented with an emphasis on critical thinking, decision-making based on scientific data, and making responsible, ethical choices. Careers are also explored. Local and statewide projects are undertaken, working with the Department of Fish & Wildlife. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Missoula Montana, in partnership with the High Schools for Habitat program sponsors Bethel High School. *Note: the Pierce County Skills Center offers a program that may be of interest to you: AP Environmental Science.

     

    Conservation/Wildlife Biology 2 (CTN 102)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit: Occupational/CTE or Science or Elective .5

    College Credit may be available; see note at beginning of Career/Technical Education Section - Fees may apply

    Prerequisite: successful completion of Conservation/Wildlife Biology

    Students will continue to explore a variety of environmental and conservation concepts. Management and the understanding of our natural resources will provide learning experiences, which encourage students to further pursue vocational, scientific and resource management studies. Topics include: wildlife, ecology, habitat, ethics and fisheries. These are presented with an emphasis on critical thinking, decision-making based on scientific data and making responsible, ethical choices. Careers and Pre-Advanced Placement (post-secondary education) topics are also explored. Local and statewide projects are undertaken, working with the Department of Fish & Wildlife. Bethel High School is in partnership with the High Schools for Habitat program sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Missoula, Montana.

     

    Landscape Management (CTN 103)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 (Third Trimester Only) Credit: Occupational/CTE or Science or Elective 0.5

    Students are introduced to a combination of topics including class lectures on plant sciences, propagation, soils and growing materials. Students also become familiar with landscaping and planting techniques, pruning, as well as the operation and maintenance of equipment. Hands on activities include the upkeep and care of the BHS campus.

     

    Greenhouse Management and Hydroponics (CTN 105)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit: Occupational/CTE or Science or Elective 0.5

    This class will engage students through standard greenhouse planting techniques and explore the latest techniques used today in hydroponic growing systems. Soil-less growing techniques utilize Hydroponic, Aeroponic, Ebb and Flow systems and state of the art lighting equipment. Systems management, monitoring and analysis are used to create a high yield supercharged garden, which is the future of food production. Sales, marketing and record keeping help prepare students for skills required in the world of work.

     

    Greenhouse Management and Hydroponics 2 (CTN 205/206)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit: Occupational/CTE or Science or Elective 0.5

    This class is the second in a series of greenhouse courses. Students will engage in standard greenhouse planting techniques and explore the latest techniques used today in hydroponic growing systems. Soil-less growing techniques utilize Hydroponic, Aeroponic, Ebb and Flow systems and state of the art lighting equipment. Systems management, monitoring and analysis are used to create a high yield supercharged garden, which is the future of food production. Sales, marketing and record keeping help prepare students for skills required in the world of work.

     

    Environmental Science (CTN 107/108)

    Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

    Credit: Lab Science or Elective 1.0 (.5 @ SLHS) NCAA Approved Prerequisite: None

    Students use the scientific method to explore and understand the environment. Topics include the effects of pollution, global warming, laboratory studies and student-center projects.

     

    Advanced Placement Environmental Science (CTN 401/402)

    Grade Level: 11, 12

    Credit: Occupational, Science, or Elective 1.5 NCAA approved

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology with a grade of a “C” or better or teacher recommendation

    The goal of the AP Environmental Science course is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them.

     

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