Science 5: Careers that Make an Impact
Take it from us, your life dream to become a meteorite is probably never going to pan out. Bummer, huh? But don't you fret, here are a few other possible career paths that can make an impact as well.
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Though dressing up like Kermit sounds fun, too.
So what's an example of a green job? [Guy in costume playing a banjo]
Well, take a Water Wise Landscaper, which is a great position for someone who loves
the great outdoors.
A water wise landscaper designs gardens with specifically-chosen plants, flowers and trees [Guy putting down plants]
that can survive on just rain water, which reduces the need for extra water for sprinklers. [Landscaper in the rain with an umbrella]
An electrical engineer is another green job for someone who likes gadgets and electronics,
because many electrical engineers try to design and develop new electronic products that use
less fossil fuels. [Dino and Coop on the TV]
Or, if gadgets aren't your style, you could always be a green chemist!
These are chemists who paint themselves green while doing lab work! [Chemist's face is painted green]
…Just kidding. [The paint is washed off with a shower]
They're chemists who try to create products that aren't hazardous to our environment,
like eco-friendly soap, packaging, and construction materials. [Pictures of the products are shown]
Still not your cup of tea?
Well, maybe a hydrologist will be your dream career.
A hydrologist is someone who learns about precipitation patterns, studies water, and [Hydrologist stood in a flood]
comes up with new ways of conserving water.
While a wind analyst, analyzes…well….wind.
We wonder how long they had to brainstorm to come up with that creative name. [People trying to come up with name ideas in a meeting]
Anyway, they do stuff like determining the best locations to place those giant wind mills.
If you're more into fixing things hands-on, then becoming a wind turbine or solar cell
technician might be a good idea.
These people fix and maintain wind turbines and solar panels in order to keep them spinning [Guy up a wind turbine fixing it]
energy and soakin' up the rays.
We hope those solar panels wear plenty of SPF 30!
If you love cars, then becoming a Clean Car Engineer may be a good fit.
No, this isn't just about building car washes... it's about designing the cars of the future, [Guy building a car wash stops and looks confused]
and specifically, ones that don't guzzle a ton of gasoline. [Car drives up to the bar and drinks out of a fuel can]
You could also be a Green Builder, as in, a builder of green houses.
…Wait, not "green houses," like little Monopoly houses. [Guy stops building again and looks annoyed]
We mean a “green house,” as in a house that has more innovative and eco-friendly
features, like solar panels and rain collectors.
Or maybe, if you love food and people – and who doesn't? - then you could become a Farmers [Woman hugs a man and squishes his pizza]
A farmer's market is an outdoor grocery store that sells locally grown and made food.
And don't worry, city-folk!
It's not just for farmers.
Those are just a few of the many, many green jobs currently available.
And as the world begins to take the environment more and more seriously, even more new green [Planet Earth watering plants]
jobs will become available.
And if nothing else, you can dress in a Kermit costume..
If anyone questions you, just tell them, "it's not easy being green…"
We're positive they'll respect that.