Tesla STEM - Bhowal and Porwal

Two rising seniors from Nikola Tesla STEM High School (Tesla STEM) used mapping to tackle an important issue for a local endangered species. Siddhant Porwal and Druhin Bhowal brought awareness to the Southern Resident Orca Whale (SROW) population decline through state and national ArcGIS mapping competitions.



    Agriculture & Natural Resources Program

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    Agriculture Program

    The Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) Career Cluster® focuses on the essential elements of life food, water, land and air. This career cluster includes a diverse spectrum of occupations, ranging from farmer, rancher and veterinarian to geologist, land conservationist and florist. It also includes non- traditional agricultural occupations like wind energy, solar energy and oil and gas production. This career cluster is organized into eight career pathways:

    • Animal systems
    • Agribusiness systems
    • Biotechnology systems
    • Environmental service systems
    • Food products and processing systems
    • Natural resources systems
    • Plant systems
    • Power, structural and technical systems

    Is this pathway for you?

    • Do you get satisfaction from helping people, animals and/or the environment?
    • Do you enjoy dealing with a problem that isn’t easily solved or doesn’t have one correct answer?
    • Are you comfortable with situations that are unpredictable and rapidly changing?
    • Are you interested in math and science?
    • Do you enjoy doing puzzles, exploring and solving problems?
    • Do you spend a lot of time outside enjoying nature?
    • Do you like to volunteer and do service work that focuses on helping people or the environment?
    Agriculture career pathways

    Connecting career pathways through student leadership

    Local leadership opportunities are available at each school. Please see your teacher for more information.
    Agriculture Electives


    LWSD elective recommendations

    Agricultural Education

    • MS – Green Sustainable Design
    • Environmental Science 
    • AP Environmental Science
    • Urban Agriculture I, II
    • Marine Science – Climate Change, Human Impact

    See classes listed by school, dual credit and equivalency credit.