>researching and developing educational programmes and resources for schools, adults, families, community groups or visitors to sites of special environmental interest
>promoting educational programmes and resources to the target audience through leaflets, newsletters, websites, and in some cases, social media
>liaising with colleagues, teachers and community groups on the design and delivery of educational programmes
>giving talks in schools or to community groups on environmental issues
>teaching groups and interpreting the natural environment for them on-site by leading guided walks and answering questions
>organising events and activities to raise awareness of environmental issues
>training others, such as teachers, in the use of resources and in delivering educational sessions
researching and collating scientific data
Most environmental service technician jobs require at least an associate's degree in environmental science or a related field. Environmental science programs, available at many community colleges, prepare students specifically for hands-on careers in the field through the study of topics like water resource management and sustainability. A bachelor's degree in a scientific field may be helpful, especially for advancement, but isn't usually required for the position.
Besides education, environmental service technicians often need work experience. Technicians typically start as trainees performing routine tasks under the supervision of a scientist or more experienced technician. With experience, technicians gain more autonomy and responsibility.
Environmental service technicians spend a lot of time working outside and are required to travel for their work. An associate's degree in environmental science is needed to enter this career field, although a bachelor's degree may be required for advancement.