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1 Environmental & Natural Resources EN4.01 – Describe careers in the environmental and natural resources industry.

2 By 2050 Syngenta The Good Growth Plan Monsanto BASF World without Farmers - Growing Today for Tomorrow -

3 Career Areas in ENVNR Soil and Water Conservation Air Quality Solid Waste Management Wastewater Management and Treatment Hazardous Materials Forestry Horticulture Wildlife and Endangered Species Protection Mineral and Fossil Fuel Extraction Recycling and Composting Weather and Climate Education and Communication

4 Soil and Water Conservation Involves Collecting samples of soil and water, analyzing the samples Preparing soil and water conservation plans Educating the public in improving conservation practices Growing enough food for the world’s population depends on soil and water conversation

5 Occupations Soil Conservationist Works with land owners and users in selecting the best land practices Soil Scientist Studies the composition, fertility, and structure of soil Soil and Water Engineer Designs systems to control soil erosion and water pollution Soil Physicist Studies processes in the soil Water Quality Technician Collects and analyzes information about water Civil Engineer Plans and supervises the construction of large buildings, bridges, and tunnels

6 Air Quality Involves collecting air samples and analyzing them, preparing plans to reduce pollution, and working with people to improve air quality. Air Quality Technician Gathers information about the air Air Quality Engineer Studies, designs, installs, and works to assure air quality

7 Solid Waste Management Includes collection and disposal of solid waste, testing for any environmental damage and working at disposal sites. Operator of Solid Waste Disposal Equipment Operates heavy equipment to dispose of solid wastes

8 Wastewater Management & Treatment Includes the installation and management of wastewater collection and treatment facilities. Wastewater Treatment Technician Insures that water is properly treated Portable Sanitation Technician Involves locating portable toilets to areas where restrooms are unavailable

9 Hazardous Materials Includes planning safety programs, designing equipment to handle hazardous materials, cleaning up accidents, transporting hazardous materials and disposing of hazardous materials. Haz-mat Team Chief In charge of the operation of a hazardous materials emergency response unit Organic Chemist Studies the chemistry of living or formerly living things

10 Forestry and Horticulture Involves working with tree farms, forest operation, and using plants to improve the environment and surroundings. Forester Works with trees and resources associated with forest production; enjoys harvesting lumber and operating tree farms Environmental Horticulturalist Directly involves forestry and horticulture; uses plants to improve surroundings

11 Wildlife and Endangered Species Protection Generally focuses on protecting aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals. This can be done by developing protection programs or by enforcing related laws. Naturalist Studies nature and conducts education programs for people Fishery Biologist Studies fish; develops ways to raise them in captivity or in their habitat Biologist Studies living things Exotic Animal Technician Enjoys feeding animals and cleaning their living areas Wildlife Enforcement Officer Insures wildlife protection and enforces gaming laws

12 Mineral and Fossil Fuel Extraction Usually involves the removal of mineral and fossil fuel products from the ground and preparing these products for the consumer. Mineral and Fossil Fuel Extraction Involves mining fossil fuels and preparing them for use as heating oil. Mining Equipment Operator Uses heavy equipment to move ore for refining.

13 Recycling and Composting Involves various duties associated with transporting, sorting, processing and compacting various materials that are recycled. Recycling Center Operator In charge of a recycling center Composting Technician Receives compost materials and processes it

14 Weather and Climate May involve collecting weather information, preparing forecasts, studying trends and preparing maps. Cartographer Gathers environmental data and prepares maps and charts Meteorologist Studies weather and climate information

15 Education and Communication People in this segment are often found working in a wide variety of businesses and governmental agencies. The work usually involves educating people about the environment. This can involve writing, editing, radio/TV journalism, tour guides or teaching. Nature Area Tour Guide Enjoys working with people and explaining scenery to tourists Agricultural Education Teacher Prepares students for careers in the natural sciences and agriculture industry

16 Economy Importance 1. Protects the soil, water and air enabling humans to live properly and grow food. 2. Disposes of and recycles waste in a way that minimizes negative impact on our environment. 3. Manages hazardous materials during their flow through our environment and protects us in case of an accident. 4. Provides for forest plant production, which improves air quality for humans. 5. Protects plants and animals. 6. Provides animal life for continued food and recreation for humans. 7. Provides information to society about our climate and weather. 8. Educates our society in order that people learn to appreciate and protect our environment and natural resources.

17 General Skills Needed 1. Many jobs require training and education in various sciences. 2. Most jobs require a desire to work outdoors, such as a soil and water engineer. 3. Many jobs require someone to be neat, organized and pay attention to detail. 4. Most jobs require direct contact with soil, water, trees, plants, animals, and/or the weather. 5. Many jobs require being able to interact well with people. 6. Many jobs require someone to have a good aptitude for operating machines, or technical support. 7. Communication skills are generally useful in most jobs.


19 ENVNR Career Exploration Choose an environmental and natural resources career. Research the career and its requirements, duties, employment rates, and salary. Prepare a presentation to present this career to your classmates. Use Powerpoint or a display board BE CREATIVE! Due Date:

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