Environmental & Agricultural Sciences I & II
Environmental & Agricultural Sciences I – 11th -12th grade
Students explore over three hundred careers within the field of agriculture and have an opportunity to complete job shadow experiences. They will be involved in “hands-on” Agriscience subject areas such as animal and veterinary science, water quality studies, crop and soil sciences, agriscience research, and horticulture. EAS students work in real-life situations on the 180 acre land lab, which includes housing for 5 different species of livestock, 150 acres of crops, two greenhouses and a Michigan Native Tree Arboretum. In addition they will be involved in leadership as well as agriculture and natural resources skill development activities.
Environmental & Agricultural Sciences II -12th grade
This course is offered to those students who have successfully completed Environmental & Agricultural Sciences I. Students will be involved in activities related to environmental & agribusiness careers, job readiness, and leadership skill development preparing them for high skill, high wage careers in agriculture and natural resources. Students will also enhance their skills through structured agriscience activities designed to meet the college preparatory and articulation requirements approved by Michigan State University. Job shadow placements and work experience opportunities assist students in exploring career interests. Qualified second year students may also select from a variety of On-The-Job Training (OJT) placements.
Special Features of the Course (FFA):
Students will have the opportunity to join the FFA. The FFA, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national organization found in thousands of high schools across the United States. The goals of the organization are to develop leadership, cooperation, and citizenship in its members. You automatically became a member of the National FFA Organization when you enrolled in this agriculture class. Becoming involved in the FFA will help you develop valuable leadership, social, and public speaking skills. It is an integral part of this course.
Environmental & Agricultural Sciences (EAS) is a two year program. The following is what a typical EAS student will cover in two years:
- Animal Anatomy & Physiology
- Animal Genetics and Reproduction
- Domestic Animal Production
- Animal Health and Nutrition
- Plant Anatomy & Physiology
- Soil & Plant Nutrition
- Plant Culture & Propagation
- Natural Resources Systems
- Environmental Service Systems
- Agricultural Business & Marketing
- Career Readiness & Leadership