This course will introduce students to food through gardening, and cooking. Students will evaluate the health impacts of various lifestyles and diets. They will discuss the relationships between food, nutrition, health, culture, and our environment. Each student is given an area in the garden where they have the opportunity to grow, cultivate, and harvest their crops. Students learn how to prepare healthy food, & use resources to track nutritional properties and health benefits. Students explore world problems including food supply, food access, food security, agriculture, food production, and food safety.
Physiology Teacher: Mr. Fazio
This course covers principles of human anatomy and physiology, including basic chemistry, cell and tissue studies, and an overview of all body systems. Upon completion, students should be able to identify structures and functions of the human body and describe how lifestyle and environment affect a person’s health and assess their risk for disease.
Environmental Science Teacher: Mr. Paulsen
This course is designed to expand students understanding of major ecological concepts and the environmental problems that affect our world. This program provides students with hands-on lab and field experience that focus on real-life issues. Students will work together to solve problems and design practical solutions to problems that affect our lives.