Chief Academic Officer / Career and Technical Education / Environmental, Agricultural, and Natural Resources
  • Environmental, Agricultural, and Natural Resources

    Environmental, Agricultural, and Natural Resources

     

    Overview

    The Environmental, Agricultural, and Natural Resources Program embraces an interdisciplinary approach to the study of earth systems and the human impact on the environment. The course of study is built on obtaining a solid foundation of biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Students successfully completing the programs of study are equipped to pursue areas of study in college and the expanding career fields related to environmental science.


    Programs of Study

    The Environmental, Agricultural, and Natural Resources Program currently features the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) with two pathways: Animal Science and Natural Resources. 

    Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) - Animal Science
    Animal Science involves the study of communication, the science of agriculture, plants, animals, natural resources, and agricultural mechanics. While surveying the opportunities available in agriculture and natural resources, students will learn to solve problems, conduct research, analyze data, work in teams, and take responsibility for their work, actions, and learning. Recommended Electives: Advanced Placement Biology, Advanced Placement Chemistry, Advanced Placement Environmental Science, Environmental Issues 

    • Program Duration: Three Years
    • Beginning Grade Level: 10th
    • Program Location: Gwynn Park*

    *Boundary Students Only


    Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) - Natural Resources
    The Natural Resources program  of study is composed of a four-course sequence that covers environmental, agricultural and natural resource issues and management. Students will engage in scientific inquiry related to local and regional environmental problems and issues in natural resources management. Recommended Electives: Advanced Placement Biology, Advanced Placement Chemistry, Advanced Placement Environmental Science, Environmental Issues
    • Program Duration: Three Years
    • Beginning Grade Level: 10th
    • Program Location: Fairmont Heights*, High Point*
    *Boundary Students Only


    Possible Majors
    • Environmental Science
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Environmental Law and Public Policy
    • Natural Resources Management
    • Human Ecology
    • Agricultural Management
    • Environmental Urban Planning
    • Agroecology
    • Marine Ecology

    Possible Careers
    • Lab-Animal Technician
    • Agronomist
    • Greenhouse Supervisor
    • Soil Scientist
    • Environmental Lawyer
    • Environmental Planner
    • Wildlife Biologist
    • Forest Ranger
    • Urban Planner
    • Food Safety Inspector
    • Food Product Developer
    • Agricultural Marketing Representative
    • Veterinarian


    Program Contact Information:
    Darlene Bruton, Supervisor
    Environmental Studies
    Department of Career and Technical Education
    2215 Chadwick Street
    Temple Hills, MD 20748
    Phone: (301) 669-6012
    Fax: (301) 637-4452  
    Email: darlene.bruton@pgcps.org

    To become an Advisor, contact:
    Kimberly Rush-Lynch
    karlynch@co.pg.md.us