10TH GRADE

A UNIQUE SOPHOMORE EXPERIENCE

RECOMMENDED FOR BUT NOT LIMITED TO 10TH GRADE STUDENTS

The second set of classes available at CASEE is the CASEE 2 which includes Forestry & Wildlife, Environmental Science, and English 2.

Enrolling in CASEE 2 classes means immersing yourself in the skills used by foresters, ecologist, wildlife managers and environmental scientist. CASEE 2 students conduct authentic research in the CASEE forests and work with professional scientists at local nature preserves, Mount St Helens and the Oregon coast.

All new students must complete and submit the New Student Application. Returning students complete a separate application.

Forestry – Semester 1

Forestry gives students an introduction to management techniques to develop forest areas for economic, recreational, and ecological purpose. Course includes instruction in forest-related sciences, mapping, sampling techniques, operation of forestry tools, basic statistics, harvesting techniques, production technology, natural resource management, ecological principles, forest wildlife sciences, plant and tree identification, tree morphology and physiology, life cycle and dendrology.

Semester course   

Pre-Reqs: Algebra and Biology

Wildlife – Semester 2

Wildlife introduces students to the concepts of wildlife management including the laws, organizations, and government that protects our wildlife and wildlands. Course emphasizes principles in wildlife ID of a species (mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish), including some ID of skulls, tracks, scat; anatomy and physiology of wildlife groups; wildlife biology; and methods for conducting wildlife surveys. Includes instruction in natural resource management. Students will become comfortable analyzing and discussing wildlife essays, journals, case studies, and content and themes and policy; outdoor recreation and parks management; and the operation of natural wildlife environments.

Semester course

Pre-Reqs: Algebra and Biology

Environmental Science

Environmental Science investigates earth’s many systems including function, inputs & outputs, cause and effect, reasons for imbalance, and to analyze man’s role in management and conservation. Students will become well versed in the pedagogy of the environmental science and important environmental issues, and be able to analyze these issues in terms of ecological, environmental, and social perspectives. Students will conduct real world research with scientists to gain a better understanding of the ecosystem function and health including sampling techniques, industry level tools, and technology to assess ecological health. Outdoor research, field studies, and field trips are embedded into the curriculum. College credits are available for qualified students – this class is articulated with Clark College Env 109 a 5 credit class.

 

All year course

Pre-Reqs: Algebra and Biology

English II

English 2 utilizes methodology of The language of Literature, Shortcuts for the Student Writer, and Step-Up to Writing. Students focus on note-taking skills, active reading, reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, essay content and organization, thesis writing, and essays of argumentation, narratives, persuasive writing, journal writing, poetry, analytical writing, response writing, research skills using a variety of technology, scientific and classic literature. Students prepare multimedia presentations and present research to peers and community members. Students will also engage in discussion including in-class discussions and online discussions with their peers.

 

All year course

Pre-Reqs: Algebra and Biology

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