Environmental Studies Academy

New Env LogMs. Lucinda Eason, Vice Principal

 

Theme: Guardians of the Earth                                                 Symbol: The”Fern”

Central High School Pillar: Perseverance (noun) – Steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement

 

Why Environmental Studies?

When Americans are asked to prioritize topics of personal, economical or political significance to them, environmental issues are usually near the top of the list. Most people have an innate desire to leave the world a better place for future generations. Today, environmental scientists study issues like climate change, conservation, biodiversity, pollution, natural resource usage, waste management and sustainable development. Central High School wants to prepare students for the kinds of demanding critical, integrative thinking that is essential for students going into environmental science, resource management, public policy and the law through the Environmental Studies Academy (ESA).

The Environmental Studies Academy will integrate the study of interactions among physical, chemical and biological components of the environment. Students will take courses such as Introduction to Environmental Science, Environmental Data Analysis, Environmental Engineering, Social Sciences and Humanities. Students will investigate matters of primary importance to our society, such as diesel air pollution, the economic and political consequences of threats to human health. The ESA’s aim is to empower our students , to strengthen, and expand the capacity of other students to make environmental literacy a major focus of learning.

Central High’s Environmental Studies Academy offers a unique, multi-faceted perspective on the relationship between society and the physical environment and promotes environmentally friendly activities on the school site and increase environmental awareness among students, faculty and staff.

“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”   N. Gingrich