Service Learning: Biology Careers at a High School Career Fair
Rosemount High School Career Day at Inver Hills Community College. An assignment I included in my “Exploring Biology” course was “Exploring Biology Careers.” Groups of students created a hands on activity and poster to display a biology career to visiting high school students. High Schoolers had the opportunity to identify structures on a sheep brain while learning about careers in Neuroscience, play Zoologist jeopardy, use binoculars to identify stuffed animals along the hallway while learning about Naturalist positions, and determine blood types while learning about a career as a Medical Laboratory Technician. My students also learned all about various biology careers as they prepared their posters and participated in the activities created by their peers.