York Community High School

Environmental Science


This course explores the current state of our environment with two main goals:

  1. Understand how humans interact with the environment
  2. Find ways to deal with environmental problems and live more sustainably.

Students will learn about climate change, ecosystem services (both local and global), biodiversity, cycles within ecosystems, and solutions to our human impacts. Students will evaluate the relative risk associated with environmental problems (both natural and man made) and examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them.

Google Site

Our Google Site has all course materials

Parr, Dana (630) 617-2400 ex.7187 Science Teacher dparr@elmhurst205.org
Yun, Lauren (630) 617-2400 ex.7456 Science Teacher lyun@elmhurst205.org

Textbook:  Ecology of a Changing Planet published by Prentice Hall, 2003