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Environmental Education Officer

Environmental Education Officer

Environmental Education Officer


Main Topic: Physical Geography
Secondary Topic: Human Geography 

Overview: Environmental education officers are responsible for creating awareness of environmental issues, as well as promoting conservation and sustainability. They also deliver presentations in schools, or host groups at sites such as nature reserves. A degree in Environmental Science, Geology, Biology or a closely related field is beneficial for Environmental Education Officers. A degree in a field such as Education or Communications can also be of great benefit. Some duties include: Manage the budgets of educational projects and programsEvaluate the effectiveness of educational programs and prepare reports for submission to funding bodiesGenerate income for projects through fundraising activitiesOrganize and coordinate events to raise awareness of environmental issuesInvestigate potential external sources of funding and prepare any necessary funding request applicationsRespond to requests for information on educational issues from teachers, educationalists and colleaguesGive talks in schools or to community groups on environmental issuesResearch and develop educational programs and resources for schools, adults, families, community groups or visitors to sites of special environmental interests. 

Geographers at work: Physical Geographers, Education Geographers, Sustainability Geographers 

Recommended College Courses: Physical Geography, Environmental Management, Human Geography, Geographic Education 

Skills: Environmental Management, Communications 

Occupation Group: Life, Physical, and Social Science

Learn more about Environmental Education Officer from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/environmental-scientists-and-specialists.htm


Written by Christopher Hinojosa