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Author

Sustainability Ambassadors

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP® / College

Subjects

Science, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences

Resource Type

  • Articles and Websites

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - West, Washington

Format

PDF

Ecological Restoration Training Coordinator

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Synopsis
  • This document includes basic information about an ecological restoration training coordinator role and a profile of Alicia Kellogg, a Green Start Program Coordinator for King County, Washington.
  • Students will learn about the salary, necessary skills and experience, and day-to-day tasks of an ecological restoration training coordinator and gain insight from the personal narrative provided.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The interviewee does a great job of defining and explaining content-specific terms.
  • Students feeling overwhelmed with career decisions will be comforted by a story of someone who tried a few different things before finding what they wanted to do.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Some students may need the terms ecological, soft skills, linguistics, marginalize, and others defined before reading the article.
  • Researching the pervasiveness of house insecurity may provide students with helpful background for understanding the program mentioned.

Differentiation

  • Creative writing students can write about a character's day as an ecological restoration training coordinator.
  • After reading the article, students can discuss the merits of technical skills versus people skills in the workplace.
  • Students can research how funding from various sources impacts people in these careers.
  • Language arts students can write persuasive essays convincing organizations to fund this program or can learn about grant writing and its role in nonprofit and governmental organizations.
  • Students can research the Green Start program and how they restore ecosystems and improve their community.
Scientist Notes
The resource has no specific science to review but highlights information on green careers and skills.
Standards

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • Science
    • LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
      • HS-LS2-7. Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
  • English Language Arts
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • RI.CI.9–10.2 Determine one or more central ideas of an informational text and analyze how it is developed and refined over the course of a text, including how it emerges and is shaped by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
      • RI.CR.11–12.1 Accurately cite a range of thorough textual evidence and make relevant connections to strongly support a comprehensive analysis of multiple aspects of what an informational text says explicitly and inferentially, as well as interpretations of the text.
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