The first, annual Conservation, Ecology, and Environmental Career Forum was a success!!

Students learning about agency and nonprofit careers from expert panelists at HCC West Loop auditorium

The article below & photos were cut and pasted from Coastal Prairie Partnership newsletter issued on 2/18/17. To get the newsletter in your mailbox, email

On February 11th, CPP partnered with the University of Saint Thomas and Houston Community College to host the first Conservation, Ecology, and Environmental Science Career forum. More than 100 students attended from 11 institutions to learn about jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities protecting the environment.

We were fortunate to have a great turn out from the environmental community; including Native American Seed, Citizens Environmental Coalition, Galveston Bay Foundation, the Green’s Bayou Coalition, SWCA, The Woods Project, UrbanHarvest, Texas Campaign for the Environment, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Artist Boat, the Student Conservation Association, Houston Parks and Recreation Department, HISD, and the Houston Archeological Society!

The event additionally hosted a series of panel discussions, covering a range of topics related to environmental careers in the private sector, what it is like working for an agency or a non-profit, the importance of diversity in conservation, and what to expect in graduate school. Many thanks to all of the panelists who spent their Saturday talking to students about their careers and experiences! We know that students walked away more knowledgeable, and excited about pursuing a career in the environment!

University of Saint Thomas undergraduate student learning about job prospects with Native American Seed at HCC West Loop campus.

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