• Senior Environmental Science

    We have it B.A.D.D. Bird Attention Deficit Disorder

    Welcome to Environmental Science.  The goal of  this class is to give a deep understanding of key ecological concepts through service and environmental  leadership. 

     Instructor: Geoff Bingham                  

     Office Hours: Before school - during lunch - after school

     Email: binghamg@wlwv.k12.or.us        Web Site: Can be accessed through the schools web page under staff directory

     Course themes


    Human Impacts on Ecosystems



     Monitoring – plant ID, bird ID, amphibians, aquatic insects etc. (Science Processes)


     General Expectations

    Students are expected to come to class on time, prepared for the day’s lessons or activities. Repeated absences will greatly impact the student’s ability to understand and learn the material as well as affect their grade for the class. I understand some absences are unavoidable, but you will be held accountable for all missed activities and assignments. I also expect students to respect their classmates and their learning environment. Considerable emphasis is placed on field investigations as well as on laboratory study. Students will apply field research techniques for ecosystem monitoring and restoration in a variety of systems

    1.     Students are expected to be in class every day.  This is a field science and field work is a large component of the class.  This is a participation-based class and ATTENDANCE IS CRITICAL!

    2.     Students are expected to dress appropriately for field work and be aware of the elements to which they will be exposed!


    Tests/ Projects  This class will be project based and driven by student interests. Ability to identify different components of ecosystems will also be emphasized and tested.

    Laboratory / Field Work   Careful lab procedures and completion of follow-up questions are important components of your grade for lab/field activities.  Students will keep a lab/field notebook for this class. 

     Grading Scale

    A 90-100%

    B 80-89%

    C 70-79%

    D 60-69%

    F 59% or lower

    Field Trip Cost:  $20 for year


    Field Trips Semester I:


    Local farm tour

    Winter Bird Monitoring:  Sauvies Island


    Field Trips Semester II


    Green Building Tour: Portland


    Amphibian Monitoring: Mt. Hood/Columbia Gorge

    Spring Bird Monitoring: Champoeg