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Global Ecology students participate in environment activities throughout the local area   

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The Global Ecology House provides students with the knowledge and understanding of the scientific, cultural, social, political, economic, and technological conditions that affect the quality of life on our planet. The program involves an interdisciplinary approach to the study of environmental issues with major emphasis on science and social studies. This is a field based program offering students an opportunity to go out about twice a month for hands-on field experiences. The integrated curriculum provides students with an opportunity to explore a wide range of environmental issues and potential solutions. The program integrates the use of several software programs such as GIS and Ecobeaker to assist them in studying these complex issues. The Global Ecology Program networks extensively with local, state, national and international communities to further enhance students' growth and awareness. Students are challenged to develop a global ecological perspective as they investigate historical and current issues related to the earth's natural resources.


Erin Binns, Head of House, Global Ecology

9th Grade
Janice Bailey, AP Seminar
Kathy Clowe, Global Honors Biology
Ed Morrell, Global Honors US History
10th Grade
Mary Adah, Global Honors Chemistry
Timothy Short, Global AP NSL
11th Grade
Daniel Savino, Global Physics and AP Physics
Marcia Snavely, Global AP World History
12th Grade
Erin Binns, AP Environmental Science
Terese Robichaud, AP Environmental Science
All Grades
John Sparrow, Paraeducator




Congratulations Global Class of 2020 

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The Global Ecology House has instituted a demanding schedule which begins from a student's freshman year and extends through the senior year.

The following courses must be successfully completed by students to receive the Global Ecology Certificate of Achievement. Click HERE for printable copy.
Global Coursework


Mission Statement

The Global Ecology House's philosophy is to endow students with a sense of environmental citizenship, responsibility and appreciation for the natural world. GEH's interdisciplinary honors science and social studies program teaches students the interconnections of the natural world and the impact of human activity on those systems.

GEH partners with several environmental groups including:

* Alice Ferguson Foundation

* American Film Institute

* Calleva

* Chesapeake Bay Foundation

* Chesapeake Bay Trust

* Department of Environmental Protection of Montgomery County

* Department of Natural Resources

* Hood College

* Izaak Walton League of Amierca BCC Chapter

* J Craig Venter Institute

* Living Classrooms

* Mirant Power

* MNCPPC - Montgomery Parks Dept

* National Institutes of Health

* National Oceanic and Atmosphic Administration

* Potomac Appalachian Trail Club

* Sugarloaf Citizens Association

*The Society for Ocean Science

* World Wide Walden Project

The Global Ecology House is located at Poolesville High School.The school is ideally situated in a rural setting. While PHS is the smallest high school in Montgomery County, it has a strong academic reputation. The small size guarantees that the staff knows their students.