Welcome to AICE / AP Environmental Management! I am excited to be embarking on this adventure into the world of Environmental Management along with you! This website is designed to help you stay up to date on what we are doing. I will post files of any handouts I create for class on these pages for you to download. In addition, you will find announcements and upcoming dates of interest on this page. Check the Links page to find a collection of web resources I have assembled for your further learning pleasure! Use the "Contact Ms. Evans" link above if you have any questions, comments or concerns. See you in class!
Upcoming Dates of Interest:
1st draft of research proposal due. Fill out form bemow and submit via email.
Friday 9/30 11
Guided reading Chapter 2 due: Environmental Systems
Current Event #2 due
See guidelines below if you have misplaced your sheet.
Outline Proposal Form: Editable
AICE EM Guidelines for Independent Research
AICE Environmental Management Coursework Assesment Form
To Check your Homework Assignments
MS Evans' On-Course Website
Check the homework section of the on-Course website for daily homework assignments.
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The AICE Environmental Management syllabus defines the environment, by reference to the four traditional subdivisions of the global environment:
The lithosphere or the upper mantle of rock and crust, that forms the tectonic plates upon which the continents lie.
The hydrosphere or the body of water, present as ice, liquid water or water vapour.
The atmosphere or the gaseous shell outside these two non-living components.
The biosphere or the living organisms that have established themselves in the other three spheres.
The syllabus recognises that human population growth has become the dominant factor producing environmental change. Since the majority of humans now live in cities, issues related to the growth of urban and industrial areas and the impact of rapid population growth are an important aspect of the syllabus.
Environmental management is concerned with both local and global issues and with the various ways in which societies, governments and economic activity (industry, agriculture and urban areas) use, misuse and attempt to manage both local and global environments. Whilst environmental management can often be presented in a negative light by emphasizing pollution, exploitation and misuse, it is important to give recognition to the positive ways in which we manage our environment. Thus issues such as global warming, industrial pollution and the impact of rapid population growth need to be balanced with others like the creation of National Parks, sensitive urban design and sustainable management/development.
The syllabus reflects a contemporary concern with sustainable management. Through their study of environmental management, it is hoped that candidates will learn to appreciate that the exploitation of the environment has often had a negative impact and that we should aim for a sustainable management of resources.