LINCOLN, Neb. — Ever wondered what a day in the life of a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission conservation officer is really like? Or what equipment the zoologist uses to track tiger beetles? How about how many miles the public information officers hike to get photos for a Nebraskaland story?
Wonder no more. During 2021, Game and Parks will host a monthly virtual Conservation Career Chat featuring one of 12 jobs within the agency. The live interviews will be at 10 a.m. CST on the third Wednesday of each month.
Registration is not required, and the chats are free to join through the unique URLs below.
The scheduled chats are:
- Jan. 20: Outdoor education specialist, bit.ly/CareerChatOutdoorEd
- Feb. 17: Zoologist, bit.ly/CareerChatZoologist
- March 17: Aquatic invasive species program manager, bit.ly/CareerChatAIS
- April 21: Conservation officer, bit.ly/CareerChatCO
- May 19: Public relations manager, bit.ly/CareerChatPR
- June 16: Fisheries outreach program manager, bit.ly/CareerChatFisheriesOutreach
- July 21: Public information officer/Nebraskaland photographer, bit.ly/CareerChatNebraskaland
- Aug. 18: Private lands biologist, bit.ly/CareerChatLandsBiologist
- Sept. 15: Recreation planner, bit.ly/CareerChatRecPlanner
- Oct. 12: Nebraska natural legacy biologist, bit.ly/CareerChatNaturalLegacy
- Nov. 17: Park superintendent, bit.ly/CareerChatParkSuper
- Dec. 15: Carnivore program manager, bit.ly/CareerChatCarnivore
Participants — particularly students interested in conservation careers — are encouraged to ask questions relating to the career field during the live interview. Presenters will showcase photos, props and other information about their job.
Can’t attend live? Each virtual event will be recorded and posted to the Game and Parks Education Channel on YouTube. Search “Nebraska Game and Parks Education” on the social platform and subscribe for future videos.
For more information, contact Monica Macoubrie at firstname.lastname@example.org.