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Environmental Science

Linda Albright
Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, and Environmental Science
NOTE: Environmental Science is a FULL year course, first offered in 2013-14.
This course is not scheduled to be offered for the 2016-17 school year.


Environmental science examines living organisms interacting with the world around them. Are you interested in wildlife, soils, watersheds and how humans impact them? This is the elective for you.
Some of the planned highlights of the class include:
  1. Competing in the NH soils survey competition in October, 2013 Soil Judging Manual
  2. Sampling the waters of Great Bay on the Gundalow
  3. Reading Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. This is the book that started the environmental movement.
  4. Competing in the NH Envirothon for Spring 2014. The open ended problem this year will involve local food/agriculture.
Check the link to the NH envirothon for information: NH Envirothon Information

Hudson River Watershed Go here to explore the lessons the week of Oct 23...


7 Plastic types to Recycle (A good place to start Dec 2)

More Plastic By Number information (Adds information to the above link)

Recycling Plastics (Huffington Post) (week of Dec 2)

ACORN MASTING (Week of Feb 11)

WEEK OF MARCH 3: Note the links below.

1. Subsistence living and climate change

2. Tropics under threat by climate change

3. Earth as a collection of systems

APRIL 1, 2014

Interplanetary Panel on Climate Change report just out/What is the take home message?


  1. Map showing the route of the proposed Northern Pass Project
  2. Northern Pass Home Page
  3. Conservation Law Foundation Northern Pass
  4. NH public radio article: good background on the proposed project
  5. NH magazine article on Understanding the Northern Pass Project
  6. Link here to read about Phase 2 vs Northern Pass

May 8, 2014 WIND ENERGY

Essential Questions:
  1. What are the PROS and CONS of wind energy as a source of power to generate electricity?
  2. Is wind power a good choice for NH ?
Links that will help:

Week of May 12, 2014

MR FOX Composting Rules and Regulations:

Mr Fox Composts what?


1. Understanding the basics