Green Jobs: Exploring STEM Natural Resource Careers
June 5, 2024 2pm
Webinar with Ted Stevens, Education Director, Texas Forestry Association
Learn how to use Project Learning Tree's new Green Jobs guide that is TEKS-aligned and STEM correlated to inspire your students to pursue a future career working outdoors in a natural resource forestry related career. The guide contains four fun hands-on activities to explore this topic with your middle school and high school students.
Participants will learn how to use the four activities that are contained within the new Green Jobs curriculum guide to inspire their middle school / high school students to explore STEM and natural resource careers. “Green” jobs — defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as jobs that produce goods or services that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources, or jobs that use more environmentally friendly processes or fewer natural resources — have outpaced jobs in other categories by almost 250 percent over the last decade. According to the International Labour Organization, there were 9.8 million “green” jobs in 2017 and by 2030, there will be an additional 15-60 million new green jobs. Green jobs are not just in the renewable energy, manufacturing, or technology sectors.
Some of the greenest jobs involve forests which Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers introduces high schoolers to the exciting array of career options in this field. These activities will be demonstrated in the webinar and participants will receive a free sample of one of the activities as a PDF download file. An overview of other Project Learning Tree’s award winning environmental education curriculum guides will also be presented.
Webinar presented June 5, at 2:00 and 7:00 Central