In the Classroom

Course offerings that explore environmental, environmental issues vary by year and semester, but may include:

  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Biology
  • Post AP Biology
  • Scientific Ethics
  • Oceanography
  • Accelerated Biology
  • AP Human Geography
  • Service Learning

Oceanography students have spent time at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI), US Geological Survey (USGS), and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Aquatic Science students, in collaboration with the Sustainable Aquaculture Initiative out of Woods Hole, MA, are working to develop a small scale tilapia aquaculture model to benefit upland Haitians.

Tafties have the opportunity to observe honeybees, a vital part of any ecosystem, in our campus hive. Students are learning about the importance of honeybees to the sustainability of basic plant crops.

The New York Botanical Garden

Taft enjoys a unique partnership with The New York Botanical Garden, creating opportunity for our students both in and out of the classroom.Meet Camila Jiang '14, and learn about her summer internship with world-renowned Garden scientists.