Teacher in Charge: Ms V. LowmanRecommended Prior Learning
10EVS is desirable, but not essential.
NOTE: This course cannot be selected alone - you need to choose either 2 or 4 half year courses in Science.
This course is for those who are curious to learn about environmental issues both in Aotearoa New Zealand and abroad. Many students who choose to take Environmental Science have a strong desire to become involved in protecting our environment and make change for good. We aim for students to gain a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the natural world in this course, and to further develop their inquiry and scientific thinking skills.
**Since this is a half year course, you will have to select one other half year Science course to complete the selection.
Year 12 and 13 Education for Sustainability courses.
Environmental Science and Biology courses at all universities.
Careers - an expanding range: ecologist, zoologist, climate change or GIS scientist, scientific officers (for WWF-NZ, UNESCO), research scientists (NIWA, ESR, Landcare), environmental engineer, environmental lawyer, DOC (ranger, pest manager), resource planners in local and regional government, zookeeper, environmental educator, sustainability officer.
Agricultural Technician, Zookeeper, Arborist, Auditor, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Urban/Regional Planner, Science Technician, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Dairy Farmer, Solicitor, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Engineer, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Fishery Officer, Pest Control Technician, Landscape Architect, Health and Safety Adviser, Quarantine Officer, Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator, Geospatial Specialist, Dairy Herd Manager, Zoologist, Statistician, Marine Biologist, Architect, Biosecurity Officer, Energy/Carbon Auditor, Ranger, Forestry Scientist, Rubbish/Recycling CollectorCourse Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements
Approximately $50 for a full day trip to Hauraki Gulf Island to support in class learning.
We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.