Environmental Science

This institute is designed both for new AP Environmental Science teachers and also for experienced AP Environmental Science teachers who have not recently participated in a summer APSI.  This 4-day institute will provide an overview of the entire AP Environmental Science (APES) curriculum. Each day, important concepts will be discussed and related specifically to APES free-response questions, and laboratories associated with these concepts will be performed by participants. The major goal is to expose participants to both content and hands-on activities important to teaching a successful APES course. A “how to” session will be presented helping participants prepare a course syllabus or outline that correlates with the new APES course description.  Experienced teachers may be asked to write and share possible FRQ’s or MC questions.  Participants are urged to bring electronic materials/favorite web sites to share as some class time will be reserved for sharing and question/answer sessions.  Participants should bring a copy of their school calendar for the coming year, items for doing water-testing (shoes that can get wet or a pair of boots), a scientific calculator of some type, a laptop computer or iPad with internet access and a spreadsheet program (Google sheets or excel), and pens or pencils.  A significant amount of time will be spent discussing and analyzing the new Course and Exam Description.  Time will be included in the Institute for participants to begin planning or to revise syllabi for the following year.  Participants will be expected to have read and answered the 2020 Free Response Questions before the Institute begins.  

Course Agenda:


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The faculty have been selected for their teaching expertise, creativity, innovations in teaching and experience with the AP* Program curriculum. All faculty members are endorsed and certified by the Middle Atlantic Regional Office of The College Board and have demonstrated a commitment to excellence that is second to none.


  • Classes are scheduled from Tuesday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Class check-in begins at 7 a.m. with as brief orientation at 7:20 a.m.
  • Participants receive a catered lunch Tuesday – Thursday.
  • Morning and afternoon coffee/snack breaks are provided each day.


Instructors encourage sharing among participants that will enhance the knowledge and skills of all participants for effective teaching. The opportunity to exchange and communicate with instructors and colleagues within the Middle Atlantic Region and beyond is a valued support resource for the entire school year.


Questions/concerns about your particular course can be addressed by going to course description and clicking on the instructor’s name. You will then be able to e-mail the instructor. Any problems call the Lewes AP* Summer Institute office at 302-644-0277.

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