Thursday, August 9, 2012

Teton and Yellowstone National Parks 2012

How is the Western Wyoming Ecosystem different from the ecosystem that you inhabit?

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The APES Summer Assignment is required for all incoming APES students and will be collected for a grade in class on August 15, 2012. Please take pride in your work and complete it neatly. This is the first assignment for AP Environmental Science and in addition to creating a very useful study aid for your AP test, it also will give me an idea of your ability and work ethic.

Edline is hosting our new school website! Please be sure to add your email address to your Edline account so you can receive all class updates & announcements. Parents have real-time access to grades, school calendars, activites, and  more.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

If there was a basketball court...

Check out this video link from Ms. Burkhart!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Welcome back to NAHS!

I am sure that you all had an amazing summer and are excited to get back to work. Please remember that I am here to support you in transitioning back into "school mode" and I am also available for tutoring. Let's work together to have a successful start this year. It is a lot easier to keep up than it is to catch up later!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

APES TED Video Assignment

Following is a great list of hyperlinked TED lecture videos (Compiled by Melissa Michalak, William H. Taft HS, San Antonio, TX and located at
You must select 1 video. Summarize the key points, select and describe 2 factors that changed due to human influence, and post your results as a comment to this post on the blog. You must select a topic that has not yet been selected, so be prepared to let Dr. Scott know (in class only) which video you will choose as soon as possible! 
  1. Michael
     Pollan – Gives a plant’s eye view – 2007
  2. Michael
         Pritchard's water filter turns filthy water drinkable - 2009
  3. Jared
         Diamond on why societies collapse – 2003
  4. Paul
         Stamets on 6 ways mushrooms can save the world – 2008
  5. Yann Arthus-Bertrand captures
         fragile Earth in wide-angle – 2009
    (You tube)
  6. John
         Kasaona: How poachers became caretakers -2010
  7. James
         Balog: Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss
  8. Corneille
         Ewango is a hero of the Congo forest – 2008
  9. Eric
         Sanderson pictures New York -- before the City – 2009
  10. Willie
         Smits restores a rainforest – 2009
  11. Jeremy
         Jackson: How we wrecked the ocean - 2010
  12. Stephen
         Palumbi: Following the mercury trail - 2010
  13. Al Gore
         on averting climate crisis – 2006
  14. Capt.
         Charles Moore on the seas of plastic – 2009
  15. Al
         Gore's new thinking on the climate crisis – 2008
  16. Nalini
         Nadkarni on conserving the canopy
  17. Edward
         Burtynsky on manufactured landscapes
  18. Brian
         Skerry reveals ocean’s glory and horror – 2010
  19. David
         Gallo shows underwater astonishments – 2007
  20. David
         Gallo on life in the deep oceans – 1998
  21. Richard
         Preston on giant trees – 2008
  22. Cary Fowler: One seed at a time, protecting the future of food – 2009
  23. Hans
         Rosling on global population growth – 2010
  24. Michael
         Shermer on strange beliefs – 2006
  25. Adam
         Savage on the Dodo bird
  26. Carolyn
         Steel on how food impacts cities
  27. Dennis
         vanEngelsdorp: a plea for bees – 2008
  28. Shimon
         Steinberg: Natural pest control… using bugs! - 2010
  29. William
         McDonough on Cradle to Cradle