In the Classroom

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

  • AP Environmental Science
  • Accelerated Biology
  • AP Biology
  • Post AP Biology
  • Scientific Ethics
  • Aquatic Science
  • Advanced Ecology
  • AP Human Geography
  • Service Learning and Independent Research Projects

Biology students deploy "camera traps" across the Taft campus to gather visual data about the plant and animal life found in our region. The methodology was adapted by faculty members who studied wildlife (among other things) in the Amazon.

Aquatic Science students spend time at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI), US Geological Survey (USGS), and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Tafties can learn about aquatic life, habitats, and biodiversity by studying and maintaining a large, three-tank system in Wu Lobby, which includes both salt and fresh water tanks.

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 and learn about her summer internship with world-renowned Garden scientists.