About The Instructor

Julie Reimer, B.S., M.S.

Mrs. Reimer holds a B.S. degree in Biology, with a minor in Chemistry, from Virginia Tech. She worked as a chemical analyst at an environmental testing laboratory for two years before returning to school to gain teacher licensure. Mrs. Reimer later taught Environmental Science and Chemistry at Chilhowie High School for nine years, where she also coached the Envirothon team. Afterward, she returned to Virginia Tech to complete a M.S. degree in Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences. In addition to her current instructor position with the Holton Governor’s School, Mrs. Reimer practices sustainable agriculture while residing on a farm in Southwest Virginia.

Mrs. JULIE REIMER


Mrs. Julie Reimer

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Phone: 276-619-4357
Email: jreimer@hgs.k12.va.us

INSTRUCTOR'S COURSE OFFERINGS

Biology

Biology I focuses on foundations in cellular structure, metabolism, and genetics in an evolutionary context. Explores the core concepts of evolution; structure and function; information flow, storage and exchange; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; and systems biology. Emphasizes process of science, interdisciplinary approach, and relevance of biology to society. Part one of a two-course sequence.

Biology II focuses on diversity of life, anatomy and physiology of organisms, and ecosystem organization and processes in an evolutionary context. Explores the core concepts of evolution; structure and function; information flow, storage and exchange; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; and systems biology. Emphasizes process of science, interdisciplinary approach, and relevance of biology to society. Part two of a two-course sequence. One must have completed part one (Biology I) before taking part two (Biology II).

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DUAL ENROLLMENT CREDIT
Eight Hours

PRE-REQUISITES
High School Biology

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
about this class can be obtained by exploring the links in the topic list below.


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Environmental Science & Related Problems

Environmental Science & Related Problems presents and discusses basic scientific, health-related, ethical, economic, social and political aspects of environmental activities, policies/decisions. Studies the relationship of man to his environment; ecological principles, population dynamics, topics of current importance including air, water, and noise pollution; poisoning and toxicity, radiation, conservation and management of natural resources. Emphasizes the multidisciplinary nature of environmental problems and their potential solutions as well as the unique Appalachian environment and its challenges.

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DUAL ENROLLMENT CREDIT
Six Hours

PRE-REQUISITES
Registration approval by student's high school

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
about this class can be obtained by exploring the links in the topic list below.


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