Environmental

Environmental science is an interdisciplinary field that integrates areas of life, physical, and earth science to study and address problems facing the environment. Careers in this field implement science-based solutions to problems facing our environment and ecosystems.

What is Environmental Science?

Environmental science focuses on using scientific principles and processes to address issues facing our environment. It also is focused on natural resources. Careers in this area can be found across many different fields of study, from educational entities like schools, zoos, and nature centers to government agencies.

 

A degree in environmental science prepares you for the hands-on aspect of this field, where studies directly inform the education, policies and legislation of environmental sustainability.

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Programs & Education

Scout Badge Sunday- Cub Scouts (Webelos) Into the Wild

Omaha, NE

Earn your Into the Wild badge through Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium. Come on Zoo grounds and learn about what makes up the “wild” explorin...

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Virtual Scout Class- Girl Scouts (Brownies) Wonders of Water

Earn your Wonders of Water Journey through Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium. Join us virtually where we explore the wonders of water as we learn ab...

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Scout Class Wednesday- Girl Scouts (Daisies) Use Resources Wisely

Omaha, NE

Join us at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium to take a closer look into how to use our resources wisely. While learning how to conserve resources ...

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Virtual Scout Class- Boy Scout BSA Sustainability

Join us virtually for Boy scouts to earn their Sustainability Merit Badge. Scouts will explore topics such as food waste, sustainable energy, and plas...

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Scout Class Wednesday- Cub Scouts (Webelos) Into the Woods

Omaha, NE

Join us at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium for Webelos to earn they’re Into the Wild adventure. Webelos will learn about different trees and p...

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Virtual Scout Class- (Brownies) Wonders of Water

Join us virtually to complete the Wonders of Water Journey. Brownies will learn about the many wonders of water including ways to be more conservative...

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Example Careers

Hydrologist

Education Requirements
Bachelor's or master's degree

Average Salary
$65k

Hydrologists study water and how it moves. They research groundwater, precipitation, bodies of water, rivers, and how these can all affect one another. Hydrologists also analyze water quality. They solve problems about water quality and availability.

Environmental Lawyer

Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree and law degree

Average Salary
$81k

Environmental lawyers provide legal counsel and representation about issues concerning the environment, including hazardous waste, water and air quality, alternative energy sources, waste management, and other green initiatives. They can also work on creating policies to protect the environment.

If environmental science is not your thing, there are other areas of science!

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