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The science department endeavors to generate, in every student, the curiosity to ask the question why? Our classes are designed to provide an environment that is conducive to developing an interest and appreciation for both the living and non-living ecosystems that surround every individual. Students are able to explore all aspects of the scientific world through a variety of courses surveying many topics. In every class, the scientific method guides the pupil in his or her pursuit of the answers to many scientific questions.

The Biggest Lab on Campus

Meet Environmental Studies Professor, Dr. Elizabeth Coscia and Tatiana Hernandez '21 and learn about the benefits of working with the City of San Pablo!

Environmental Science
11/12 Grades with Dr. Elizabeth Coscia

Stretching 2,200 feet between Church Lane and Vale Road, lies The Wildcat Creek Restoration and Greenway Trail Project. The project is state and locally funded with many benefits, including restoring refuge areas for fish, a modified floodplain to accommodate larger flow volumes, a widened creek corridor and the re-planting of native plants on the restored bank. In addition to the in-stream benefits of creating a more natural creek habitat, this project will also provide Salesian College Preparatory students with the unique opportunity to:

  • Access water quality
  • Provide counts of local wildlife
  • Measure growth of local trees and plants
  • Become stewards of the creek through peer education
Wildcat Creek restoration conceptual design plan created in 2018

Wildcat Creek Restoration & Greenway Trail Conceptual Design Plans and Sections

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Meet our Science Faculty

Chad Nightingale

Chad Nightingale

Titles: Science: Department Chair, Director of Athletics, AP Biology Teacher, Coach of Varsity Football and Track and Field
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Lida Antonian

Lida Antonian

Titles: Chemistry Teacher
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Patrick Bender

Patrick Bender

Titles: Computer Science Teacher
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Elizabeth Coscia

Elizabeth Coscia

Titles: Biology Teacher
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Elizabeth Liz Darr

Elizabeth Liz Darr

Titles: Athletic Trainer, Anatomy and Sports Medicine Teacher
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Corey Ott

Corey Ott

Titles: Science Teacher, Student Leadership and Ministry Leader
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Brian Swanson

Brian Swanson

Titles: Assistant Principal, Conceptual Physics Teacher
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