Tuesday, January 19, 1-4 p.m.
Educator Workshop: Green Careers for a Changing Climate
Educators, participate in this workshop to focus on how to connect today's students with pathways to green- and climate-focused careers.
Join us for this virtual workshop, Tuesday, January 19, and Thursday, January 21, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day. We'll focus on how environmental education providers can—and often do—support students learning about and preparing for climate-focused jobs.
Green careers represent some of the fastest-growing opportunities in the Chesapeake region and the United States as a whole. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, wind turbine service technician and solar photovoltaic installer ranked first and third among the fastest-growing occupations. These positions, as well as many other conservation and green careers, are essential components of resilient communities and economies addressing both the drivers and effects of a changing climate.
During this workshop, we will explore how environmental education can serve as an essential part of the pathways leading to climate-focused jobs. We will:
- Connect climate change solutions to climate-focused jobs.
- Explore the educational landscape that is supporting students learning about careers and the variety of pathways that lead to these green careers.
- Learn from organizations that connect students to green careers through engaging dialogues.
- Identify opportunities within your programs and organization to incorporate skills and competencies that will serve students in their future careers.
Our goal for this workshop is to have engaging discussions with representatives from throughout the watershed. To ensure workshop participants represent different states and organizations, we will consider the geographic and organizational distribution before finalizing the registration list.
Register today to save your virtual seat!