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

Online

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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Scout Badge Sunday - Boy Scout BSA Oceanography

Omaha, NE

Join us at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for Boy Scouts to complete their Oceanography Merit Badge. Scouts will explore all about oceanograp...

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Scout Badge Sunday- Cub Scouts (Tigers) My Tiger Jungle

Omaha, NE

Join us at Omaha’s henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium for Tigers to earn their Tiger Jungle Adventure where scouts will learn how all living thins play a r...

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Scout Badge Sunday- Girl Scouts (Cadettes) Trees

Omaha, NE

Join us at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium as Cadettes learn about Trees and other plants. While learning and doing fun activities, Cadettes wil...

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Scout Class Wednesday- Girl Scouts (Brownies) Bugs

Omaha, NE

Join us at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium for Brownies to learn about bugs and all their benefits. Come learn why these creepy crawlers are so ...

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Scout Badge Sunday- Boy Scouts BSA Nature

Omaha, NE

Join us at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium to earn your Nature Merit Badge! In this badge you will dive into the natural world while learning ab...

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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.

Career salary data provided by: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook handbook and O*NET OnLine.

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

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