Schuylkill Environmental Careers Online 

Students visit John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge and take inventory of the species that live there

Develop Career Skills & Learn Environmental Science with Schuylkill ECO for College Students

Schuylkill ECO is a 6-session virtual course for college students.

  • Gain transferable and essential professional skills, such as resume building and cover letter writing
  • Acquire and learn desirable skills and tools needed to enter the environmental career field
  • Discuss emerging environmental issues
  • Connect and network with peers and professionals

Keep an eye out here and on social media for 2023 updates about this program

Program Description

Students learn about re-foresting initiatives at the Fairmount Park Greenhouse (2017)

The SECO program has been modified to run virtually and continue to engage college students. A new topic relating to the environmental career field and entering the work force will be discussed each week with follow-up activities to connect discussions to the real world. After each 1-hour session, participants will be asked to complete a short assignment on their own. The objective of this program is to better prepare students and emerging professionals for their future career. Successful participants who attend each session and complete all the required materials will receive a certificate of completion.

Week 4- Feb 23,2022

If you have questions about this program, please email Education Director, Ayashe Ramey  at

Schuylkill Environmental Career Opportunities

Schuylkill ECO for High School Students

Weekdays September-May

This career development program orients students to not only the Schuylkill River Watershed, but also the different environmental partners working together within it. Students visit a variety of locations close to their school including State, Federal, Local, and Non-profit organizations as well as privately owned sustainable businesses to learn about different careers and career paths available to them in their area. This is a career-oriented program that fosters interest in environmental and sustainability fields, and helps students network with field professionals. Schuylkill ECO is available to high school classrooms within the Schuylkill River Heritage Area/Watershed.  If you’re not sure your group location is within the heritage area then click the button below.

Heritage Area Map
  • Best for grades 11-12
  • Can accommodate standard classroom sizes, program runs for 8 weeks
  • Includes many field trips ( approx.3 hours each) to different locations dependent on career mentor’s place of employment (all are within the Heritage Area)

To learn more about Schuylkill ECO or to schedule a session for students, contact