Environmental Sciences

 

Our motto is “Act Locally, Think Globally!” The Environmental Science Academy is designed for students who have a strong interest in science and want to actively participate in the preservation of our planet. We believe the careers of the future are in “green” technology and engineering solutions to environmental problems such as pollution, climate change, and dwindling energy resources. With that in mind, our students engage in project-based lessons, seeking out solutions to problems in order to help others, and try to make the world a better place. Our students love animals and enjoy nature, and their interests are incorporated throughout the curriculum.

Enrichment opportunities include courses in Environmental Management and Horticulture, in which students learn how to cultivate our school garden and green house as well as organize and maintain our campus-recycling program. Students also participate in service-learning projects including Coastal Cleanup Day, Earth Day, E-Waste drives, and Big Sunday Clean Up. Field trips include Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve, Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, the Los Angeles Arboretum; the Japanese Garden and Water Reclamation Plant; Long Beach Floating Lab; and the Nature Bridge outdoor science program for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade overnight trips to the Santa Monica Mountains, Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI), and Yosemite.

Information regarding the enrollment/permit process can also be found on the Smaller Learning Communities webpage.

Friends of Reed Environmental Science Academy – website of the parent group dedicated to supporting the Environmental Academy

 

Naomi Kaidin,  SLC Coordinator

phone: 818-487-7614; email nxh2173@lausd.net

Debbie Vodhanel, SLC Assistant

phone: 818-487-7600 ex. 306; email djv4258@lausd.net