Fader, Zachary

Prior to joining NPA as the AP Environmental Science and Earth Science Teacher, Zach completed his Master’s Degree in Climate Science and Solutions at Northern Arizona University, studying the physical science of climate change with related training in remote sensing, greenhouse gas emission inventory, project management, and science communication. Zach was a two-time tuition waver awardee for academic excellence over the course of his graduate studies, and wants to use his diverse education in environmental studies to tackle the threat of climate change locally, regionally, and globally over the course of a career in teaching. When not perusing sustainability, you can find Zach coaching youth hockey or participating in outdoor sports from wakeboarding to mountain biking.

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moreILS

Description:

Integrated Learning Strategies is a non-credit course which course offers supportive instruction to teach skills necessary for success across all of their coursework including time management, goal-setting, research skills, note-taking skills, and decision making skills.


moreAPES

Description:

The AP Environmental Science course is designed to be the equivalent of an introductory college course in environmental science. The goal of this inter disciplinary course is to provide students with the scientific principles and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate risks associated with these problems, and to examine solutions for resolving or preventing them. The following themes provide a foundation for the structure of the course:


1. Science is a process.


2. Energy conversions underlie all ecological processes.


3. The Earth itself is one interconnected system.


4. Humans alter natural systems.


5. Environmental problems have a cultural and social context.


6. Human survival depends on developing practices that will achieve sustainable systems.


 


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Click here to download the APES syllabus (PDF)

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moreILS

Description:

Integrated Learning Strategies is a non-credit course which course offers supportive instruction to teach skills necessary for success across all of their coursework including time management, goal-setting, research skills, note-taking skills, and decision making skills.


moreEES

Description:

This course serves as a combined study of Earth Science and Environmental Science. The course emphasizes the dynamic processes that shape the earth and how these processes influence life and the environment on the earth. The lectures, reading assignments, lab experiments, and field trips strive to encapsulate elements of biology, chemistry, and earth science in an effort to address current environmental issues. The main topics include geology, climate and weather, astronomy, and environmental science topics. I teach with the hope that students can use this class to enhance their scientific knowledge as they prepare for their future endeavors.


The overall direction of this course will follow our text for background information with the possibility of omitting particular chapters and/or section of chapters. Students will be expected to use both their written and oral communication skills as the year progresses to present and discuss their findings and experimental designs for various class projects and experiments. Students will display their ability to work independently or in a group to complete class projects and labs. The Earth Science students will utilize their lab skills in the field during various field trips.


 


Syllabus:

Click here to download the EES syllabus (PDF)

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moreAPES

Description:

The AP Environmental Science course is designed to be the equivalent of an introductory college course in environmental science. The goal of this inter disciplinary course is to provide students with the scientific principles and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate risks associated with these problems, and to examine solutions for resolving or preventing them. The following themes provide a foundation for the structure of the course:


1. Science is a process.


2. Energy conversions underlie all ecological processes.


3. The Earth itself is one interconnected system.


4. Humans alter natural systems.


5. Environmental problems have a cultural and social context.


6. Human survival depends on developing practices that will achieve sustainable systems.


 


Syllabus:

Click here to download the APES syllabus (PDF)

Google Calendar:

Planbook Code:

moreEES

Description:

This course serves as a combined study of Earth Science and Environmental Science. The course emphasizes the dynamic processes that shape the earth and how these processes influence life and the environment on the earth. The lectures, reading assignments, lab experiments, and field trips strive to encapsulate elements of biology, chemistry, and earth science in an effort to address current environmental issues. The main topics include geology, climate and weather, astronomy, and environmental science topics. I teach with the hope that students can use this class to enhance their scientific knowledge as they prepare for their future endeavors.


The overall direction of this course will follow our text for background information with the possibility of omitting particular chapters and/or section of chapters. Students will be expected to use both their written and oral communication skills as the year progresses to present and discuss their findings and experimental designs for various class projects and experiments. Students will display their ability to work independently or in a group to complete class projects and labs. The Earth Science students will utilize their lab skills in the field during various field trips.


 


Syllabus:

Click here to download the EES syllabus (PDF)

Google Calendar:

Planbook Code: