• Date: May 16th  , 2016


    From: Ms. Vicki Nicholson

    To:  AP Environmental Science students and parents

    Re: AP Summer Reading


    Dear Students and Parents:


    Please read this letter carefully, there is important information for the course and upcoming assignments.  A copy of this letter is also posted on my school webpage.


    1.  You will need to submit an e-mail address for me to contact you about assignments and upcoming events throughout the year.  To do this, visit my school webpage, click on the APES contact form and complete by July 1st for your first assignment grade. I will respond back to you when I have received your submission.  My g-mail account is the best way to contact me over the summer and throughout the year.


    2. In order to prepare for AP Environmental Science in the fall, I have selected a paperback book for reading over the summer break.  The book is current and covers many of the topics we will study on sustainability, food, agriculture and farming throughout the course.  The title is “The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals” by Michael Pollan   ISBN-10: 0143038583. (Be sure to check the ISBN #, there is a book titled “The Omnivore’s Dilemma for kids….it is completely different).


     I have found Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com have the best price (around $11.00), but any leading bookstore will carry it.  The North Forsyth media center has a few copies and I also have a few copies for rent, the rental fee is $7.00 and of course this needs to be done before summer begins.


    The reading's written assignment will be posted on my school webpage beginning July 1st and will be due the first Friday of school, September 2nd. My suggestion is to purchase the book before July 1st, to begin reading.


    If you would like a preview of the course syllabus, visit my school website and click on A.P.E.S. Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions at  vnichols2@gmail.com







    Vicki Nicholson

    AP Environmental Science