Develop Career Skills & Learn Environmental Science!

9th grade students visit John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge and take inventory of the species that live there

Program Description

This program will run over Zoom every Wednesday from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. from Feb. 3, 2021 to March 10, 2021. 

Schuylkill Environmental Career Online (SECO) Training is a 6-session virtual course for young professionals . This program has been modified to run virtually and continue to engage high school and college students. A new topic relating to environmental science 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. Successful participants who attend each session and complete all the required materials will receive a certificate of completion.

Program Objectives

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

The objective of this program is to better prepare students and emerging professionals for their future career. Upon completion of this course, students and young professionals will acquire and learn desirable skills and tools needed to enter the environmental career field, understand new emerging issues that professionals are facing, and gain transferable and essential professional skills to enter any career field.

Program Information and Application

Program registration is currently open and will close on January 17, 2021 or when registration is full. This online course is limited to 20 students. To apply, please click the button below.  

Click here for SECO Application

For more information about weekly topics view the 2021 SECO Syllabus

If you have questions about this program, please email Education Coordinator Diana Maher at for more information.