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Green jobs represent one of the fastest growing and changing segments of the global economy. At the same time, today’s youth are seeking rewarding careers that help us move toward more sustainable lifestyles and greener economies.
Some of the most exciting—and perhaps greenest jobs—involve forests.
Help inspire the next generation of environmental and conservation leaders with the following PLT Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers resources. Use with youth ages 12–25 in settings ranging from community youth programs and school classrooms, to college and career prep, to field trips and forest tours.
1. Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers guide includes four hands-on instructional activities that help youth research different forest sector careers to learn what it takes to perform these jobs, and practice managing and monitoring forest resources. Designed to be flexible, the activities can be used as individual, stand-alone lessons, or all together as a cohesive unit of instruction.
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Learn more about this 80-page guide, available as a printed guide or E-Book (PDF Download).
2. Online Professional Development Course. The Green Jobs Online Professional Development Course is a supplement to the Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers guide and supports formal and nonformal educators in effectively leading activities with youth. This self-paced, interactive course provides curated videos to expand and deepen your knowledge of forest and conservation jobs, as well as teaching tips, and resources to help you modify and supplement the activities to meet the needs of the youth you work with and your setting.
The online course can be completed in your own time, wherever you are, as long as you have internet access. The complete course is approximately 1.5 hours.
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The Green Jobs Online Professional Development Course includes either a Printed Guide or E-Book.
This course qualifies for 1.50 Cat 1 CFEs (Continuing Forestry Education credits) from the Society of American Foresters. In addition, continuing education credits and state-specific supplemental resources are offered in some states. For more information, contact your state PLT coordinator.
3. Find Your Green Job Personality Quiz is a digital adaptation of the “Your Personality and Green Jobs” Worksheet from Activity #1 in PLT’s Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers guide. By answering a few simple questions online, youth get recommendations for green careers that might suit their personality. At the end of the quiz, students can learn about their personality type, related jobs, STEM Skills, and more. Educators also have access to download students’ results and save for later.
30 student quiz access codes
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