Environmental Scientists test, study, and report on pollution or unhealthy sources in the air, food, water, soil, and other places in the environment.
• Collect data from the environment.
• Test air, food, water, soil, and other places for pollution or unhealthy conditions.
• Learn how humans affect the environment.
• Tell about what they find in reports, talks, and training.
• Make charts or graphs to show information.
• Learn more about accidents in the environment like an oil spill.
• Find out how to protect humans and the environment.
Where and When:
• Many work outside and inside.
• They may work in a laboratory.
• They may work at a park, forest, or construction site.
• Most work during the day Mon.-Fri.
• Some may work during nights and weekends for special projects.
What or Who They Work With:
• Air sampling kits
• Digital meters and probes
• Soil samples and probes
• Water test kits
• Rain water
• Water, dirt, air, food, people
• Other scientists
• People that are hurt or sick
• Animals that are hurt or sick
• Business People
Education and Training:
• Most need a Bachelor's degree (4 years of college) in science, technology, engineering, or math.
• Some may have a Master's degree (6 years of college) in science, technology, engineering or math.
Related School Subjects:
- Science Kids: Planet Earth by Deborah Chancellor
- Arthur Turns Green by Marc Brown
- Everything Kids Environment Book: Learn how yo can help the environment by getting involved at school, at home, or at play by Sheri Amsel
- Human Footprint: Everything you will ear, use, wear, buy, and Throw Out in Your Lifetime (National Geographic Kids) by Ellen Kirk
- The New 50 simple things kids can do to save the earth by Sophie Javna
- Save the Earth Science Experiments: Science Fair Projects for Eco-Kids by Elizabeth Snoke Harris
- Your Planet Needs You: A Kid's Guide to Going Green by Dave Reay
- Boundless Biomes Biology Bits
- PBS Kids Jungle Jeopardy
- PBS Kids Cyberchase EcoHaven Emergency
- PBS Kids Arthur Groovy Garden
- PBS Kids Arthur's Go Green Challenge
- Sesame Street Exploration Earth Game
- American Museum of Natural History Climate Change Site
- Biodiversity Life in the City game
- Ask a Scientist about our Environment
- PBS Kids Can You Dig It Digital Book