Virtual Career Fair

A career in STEM can be incredibly exciting—especially when it’s your job to study American black bears in the Western Great Basin, to advocate for the benefits nature provides to people in cities, or to act as a test engineer on airplane engines.

Join us as we talk to three STEM professionals about their careers in engineering, ecology, and advocacy, and how they got to where they are today.

Panelists will explore and discuss their journey to becoming professionals, what they love about their work, and what students from all walks of life can bring to STEM fields.  - Nature Lab

Careers featured:

Mechanical Engineer

Environmental Advocate

Wildlife Ecologist

What do you think? 


What does a Mechanical Engineer do? 

What is an Environmental Advocate? 

What does ecology mean?

Discussion Questions:

  • Which career did you find my interesting? Why?

  • What do you think are the most difficult and most enjoyable parts of that career?

  • What are your favorite subjects in school?

  • If you could choose anywhere in the world, where would you like to work? (In the forest? On a boat? In a lab? In your hometown?)

  • What steps can you take now to make that goal a reality?

Answers: Ecology is the science that studies the biota (living things), the environment, and their interactions. It comes from the Greek oikos = house; logos = study. Ecology is the study of ecosystems. Ecosystems describe the web or network of relations among organisms at different scales of organization.

Thank you to the Nature Conservancy for this resource.