Forest Ranger Professionals Share Their Career Insights
Mount Si High School’s Horticulture and Environment Science classes had a special visit on October 29 from the Skykomish and Snoqualmie Ranger Districts of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Eight guest speakers talked about their careers, education and training, and some of their experiences on the job. Students had the opportunity to learn first-hand and ask questions about careers in civil/environmental engineering, biology, wildlife management and fisheries, hydrology/watershed science, recreation management, fire prevention and management, and natural resource science.
Special thanks to the following guest speakers for sharing their career insights (listed alphabetically):
Kurt Aluzas - Wildlife Biologist, Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management
Ross Avichouser - (Fire) Prevention Technician/Captain, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology (with certificate in Social Services/Mental Health)
Karen Chang - Fishery Biologist, Bachelor of Science in Biology, minor in Fish and Wildlife
Jennifer Ford - Hydrologist, Bachelor of Science in Watershed Science
Hans Redinger - Fire Management Officer, Civil Engineering degree
Melissa Shelley - Environmental Coordinator, Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources, emphasis on Policy and Management
Alex Weinberg - Recreation Manager, Master’s in Recreation Management
“Our curriculum for Environmental Science touches on every one of the careers represented. It was a fantastic opportunity for students to be exposed to different jobs and potential careers,” said Mount Si teacher Amy Graham.