Young and Emerging Professionals
Young and Emerging Professionals

Young and Emerging Professionals

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Photo credit: Holly Peterson/Westgate Community School
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After college, I became disheartened that environmental education was not the career path that I wanted to continue. Every position I saw offered low wages, part-time, or volunteer work. Then I found Westgate Community School (WCS), a K–12 charter school unlike any other. Environmental Education and Service Learning are just two pieces of Westgate’s whole child education that I lead as the Environmental Education Coordinator. I take care of goats, chickens, barn cats, and a snake daily. I teach topics about all things environmental. I am here to talk about my work at Westgate and explain why we must integrate environmental education into our public school systems.

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Opportunity

Certified Interpretive Guide Workshop

November 26, 2022

Certified Interpretive Guide Workshop March 21–24, 2023 The Watershed Education Center 111818 W...

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Not Your Average Public School

November 20, 2022

After college, I became disheartened that environmental education was not the career path that I...

Opportunity

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow STEM Contest

November 17, 2022

The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow nationwide STEM competition challenges U.S. public school students...

Learning

Climate Education: NY Teachers on the Frontlines

November 17, 2022

Join the Climate and Resilience Education Task Force’s Youth Steering Committee for a virtual youth...

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The Green Jobs Pipeline is Broken

November 16, 2022

CEE-Change Fellow Eileen Boekestein poetically expresses how the environmental education career...

Resource

Generation Adapt: Early Career Adaptation...

November 11, 2022

In episode 175 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts early career adaptation professionals.