Here are some suggestions to help you learn and grow as a
Teen for Planet Earth throughout high school and prepare for a
career in conservation. Good Luck!
- Embrace math and science. Seriously, love it. Take
biology, chemistry, and physics in high school. If your high school
offers elective courses in the environmental sciences, take them.
And don't forget math. Ask any scientist what it takes to be
successful in science, and having a strong background in math will
probably be on their list.
- Become a know-it-all. Read the news, either online or in
a newspaper, or listen to news radio. Check out our News section.
The environment and conservation movement is affected by lots of
things, including political circumstances, major weather events,
among other stuff. Staying abreast of current events makes you a
- Start your college search, like, now. Even if you're
just starting high school, the more research you do now, the easier
it will be for you later to decide if and where you want to apply.
Going to a school that offers environmental and conservation
programs will allow you the chance to take some of those classes,
meet other green-minded students, and a lot more.
- Volunteer your services Many nature centers and
environmental organizations offer fun and educational programs for
free or for just a few dollars. Be sure to document everything you
do so you can include your experiences in college and job
applications. One thing though - don't overload yourself with too
many different commitments. If you choose one or two activities you
really enjoy you'll make the most of them, rather than trying to do
a dozen things that all start to feel like...well... work.
- Think Globally, Act Locally Yeah, it's a cliché, but we
love it 'cause it's true! You can make a real impact on your
community, your environment, and yourself. Get started on that new
project, network with others in your area, make a difference!
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