• Dana Christensen, M.S., PhD.


    Email: dchristensen@jacksonsd.org

    Location: Jackson Memorial High School


    -All assignments and resources are updated on class specific google classroom pages (google classroom code needed)

    -Check genesis frequently for updated grades (parents) (students)

    -Jackson District Calendar: Click for Calendar

    -Click for AP ENVIRONMENTAL summer work: Summer work APES, PDF: Summer work PDF

    -Google classroom code for AP environmental 24/25: 557qihd 

    Schedule: Authentic Science Research, AP Environmental Science, Chemistry & Environmental Earth Science


     *It is my goal that students think about themselves and their relationship with the world very differently than they did before the course

    "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all" -Aristotle

    Authentic Science Research (ASR):

    New course I am teaching- students select and develop their own research topics, questions and projects at the University level


    AP Environmental Scope and Sequence

    1.The Living World: Ecosystems
    2. The Living World: Biodiversity
    3. Populations
    4. Earth's Systems & Resources
    5. Land and Water Use
    6. Energy Resources & Consumption
    7. Atmospheric Pollution
    8. Aquatic & Terrestrial Pollution
    9. Global Change

    *APES is a challenging fast paced course designed for students seeking a college level experience (students take AP Exam in May). Through hard work you will learn about human interaction with the environment, science practices, and about yourself!  

    *feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns


    'The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it but the way those atoms are put together' -Carl Sagan

    About Me:

    I have been teaching since 2012 at the high school and university level (including Bio I & 2, Chemistry, Environmental, Marine Science, Anatomy & Physiology).  I am grateful to be a part of the JMHS family and am also involved in coaching, research and adjuncting in the evenings.  I am an avid runner, and love spending time on the beach lifeguarding, and exploring the marsh and the bay.  I am always excited to try new things, develop relationships and build rapport with students in my classes. I love getting students thinking and interested in exploring the natural world around them, better understanding scientific practices and learning about themselves.

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