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STEM

What sciences can be learned in an outdoor science lab?

The parks offer opportunities to learn about plants, animals, flowers, energy, water, soil, mineral resources, weather, climate change, and natural hazards – such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, landslides, and volcanoes.  Creative exploration and hands on participation in nature during childhood can set kids on a trajectory to a lifelong fascination with, and participation in, numerous areas of biological, chemical, physical and earth sciences, such as:

Agriculture – food production

Alternative Energy

Astronomy

Biology – plants

Botany -plants

Chemistry

Environmental science

Forestry

Geology – study of the earth –

Herpetology -snakes

Horticulture – flowers

Ichthyology – fish

Invasive Species

Mammalogy – animals

Meteorology – weather and stars

Oceanography -oceans

Ornithology – birds

Water shed management

Water quality, pollution, and conservation

 

Examples of some of the STEM careers students might get interested in?

Natural Science Management

Environmental Engineering

Chemistry

MicroBiology

Civil Engineering

Environmental planning

Forestry

Park Management

Power generation: Energy/power- solar, wind, hydro

Recology – resource recovery , landfill diversion

Water quality, conservation and management

Conservation Scientists

Archeology

Astronomy

Meteorology

Teaching

Physics

Geoscientist