This past Halloween, EcoReach participated in a career day at Hilsman Middle School in Athens. This particular career day was put on by the Family & Consumer Science and Agricultural Science teachers.
Throughout the day, 6th- 8th grade students in each of the classes walked around various tables showcasing careers in Agricultural Science and Ecology. The students were given worksheets by their teachers to complete, and they asked each booth a variety of questions, including required skills and level of education for each career. At the EcoReach booth, we had a large poster detailing the definition of Ecology, the importance of Ecologists, and the types of jobs and careers in Ecology. Additionally, we also had a microscope with several insects to examine, including kissing bugs!
About six EcoReach members were at Hilsman middle school over the course of the entire day. As we were the only booth showcasing careers in Ecology, our members enjoyed teaching the students all about what Ecology is, its different fields, what brought us to study Ecology at UGA, and our various research interests/experiences.
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