Green Careers Panelist Series

Spring of 2021,
Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30pm

5 FREE virtual sessions featuring 11 environmental professionals from varied fields


This is a unique opportunity to hear from and ask questions of industry professionals about their careers as you begin to plan your own. A range of panelists will talk about their work in fields such as environmental justice advocacy, landscape architecture, materials recycling, research, and education. You will get to hear about their workdays, likes and dislikes of their field, and what steps they took to get to where they are today.


Dates: Wednesdays, February 24 – March 24, 2021, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Ages: Grades 9-12

Open to: Sequoia Union High School District and all high schools in East Palo Alto.

Please note that this series is only open to students from these high schools.

Zoom link to connect:
Meeting ID: 870 9044 1497
Passcode: 826638
One tap mobile+16699009128,,87090441497#,,,,*826638# US (San Jose)
+13462487799,,87090441497#,,,,*826638# US (Houston)


Note: It is highly recommended to attend the intro session, which will introduce you to green careers and feature a skills/aptitudes test specifically tailored to green careers, and the closing session, which will prepare you to take the next steps in researching careers that caught your interest and following up with panelists for more information. The middle three sessions will feature panelists.

FEB 24: Intro & Aptitudes

What are green careers and why are they important? Take a skills/aptitudes test that will match you with green careers fitting your interests and personality type.

MAR 3: Session #1 “City-level Careers”

Hear from four panelists working in legislation, communication, environmental compliance, and city planning.

MAR 10: Session #2 “Hands-on Careers”

Hear from three panelists working in arboriculture, landscape architecture, and materials recycling.

MAR 17: Session #3 “Education Careers”

Hear from four panelists working in education, restoration, research, and biopharmaceuticals.

MAR 24: Closing & Follow-up

What are the next steps? Reflect on the information you have learned and develop a plan to further research careers that interest you and reach out to relevant panelists.


Email Canopy’s Environmental Education Manager, Vanessa Wyns, at [email protected] with any questions.

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