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Virtual Career Fair Round 2

"A STEM career can mean so many things, like studying fish and coral reefs near Puerto Rico, or exploring how environmental engineering can help improve human life while protecting the environment.

This virtual career fair will introduce you to different careers you could pursue if  you are interested in engineering, conservation, the environment, and more. Panelists will discuss what they love about their jobs, how they got to where they are today, and their best advice for students to find mentors along the way."

-Nature Lab

Careers featured:

Conservation and Community Engagement

Forestry, Policy, and Outreach

Environmental Engineer

What do you think?


What does an Environmental Engineer do?

What kinds of activities fall under the category of conservation?

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: An environmental engineer is someone who uses the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. They are involved in efforts to improve recycling, waste disposal, public health, and control of water and air pollution.

Thank you to the Nature Conservancy for this resource.

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