Natural Resource Science (Grades 7-12)

When is this class offered?

Teacher: Trish Foster




This science course gives students the opportunity to see how ecological processes in nature apply to some of our natural resources.  Taking an integrated approach, students will build on their understanding about the natural world while learning how humans manage and conserve resources like trees, wildlife, water and soil.  Lab activities and field work will teach students to characterize, measure and evaluate the health of our land and water resources, as well as, our plant and animal communities.  They will also work to develop scientific reasoning and process skills through team and independent study.

For those interested, there will be opportunities to participate in competition events TBA with student groups outside of VPE.  Students will meet for concentrated study time, either face-to-face or online, to prepare for these events but day/time will vary depending on student schedules and interest. Competition events will be priced per event once costs are posted. Envirothon Team


  • $50 - Prepared materials by instructor.


  • Tuition**
    $50 per month for 9 months
  • Materials Fee**
    $100 for the school year (of which $30, non-refundable, is paid upon registration; $30 due September 1; $40 due January 1).


Field trips are priced by event but most are minimal or no cost.


** In addition to course costs, AN ADMINISTRATIVE FEE is due FOR EACH STUDENT on the first day of EACH SEMESTER.  See COSTS PAGE for further information.