Science Career Exploring


Science Career Exploring is a hands-on program open to young men and women from the 6th grade to 20 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the fields of Science.


Today, more than ever before, the science profession is experiencing workforce shortages across the board. The challenge to meet workforce demands in science is ever increasing. But we’re up for it!



The most popular Science careers include:

• Agricultural & food science
• Astronomer
• Biologist
• Anthropologist
• Biochemist
• Environmental scientist
• Forensic scientist
• Archaeologist
• Astronaut
• Forester & conservation
• Microbiologist
• Wildlife & fish manager
• Nuclear scientist
• Botanist
• Geologist
• Physics
• Zoo keeper, zoologist


You get to experience firsthand what it’s like to be on the cutting edge of scientific discoveries and so much more!

You will develop:

You will participate in hands-on projects to give you a real feel for whether this career is the right one for you.


You will network with professionals who work in these careers every day including engineers, researchers, scientists and many others in the Science fields.


You will learn about the educational requirements for a career in Science and will receive tangible advice on steps you could take now to prepare and position yourself for a successful career in the field of Science.

Science Career Exploring will provide you with the following benefits:

• Improved self-confidence
• Leadership experience and social network development
• Fun and Exciting “hands-on” career experiences
• Community service opportunities
• College & Career Readiness preparation

When do meetings take place?

Science Exploring posts typically meet on a bi-monthly basis during the school year. Most programs parallel the high school calendar and begin in the fall. There are a number of programs that start at other times during the year to meet the needs of the host organization and participants. Programs are flexible enough to fit in with other activities.

Program Costs

Annual program participation is $50. Special activities, events and conferences may cost more and would be determined by the local Exploring post. Individual programs may request an additional program fee and would be determined by the local Explorer post or club.


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