Green Job Youth Spotlights

Our Green Jobs youth are bright, motivated, and engaged future forest and conservation leaders. Here, we share their stories. If you worked in a Green Job and would like to share your story with us, please let us know – you could be featured on this page and in an issue of our #MyGreenJob newsletter!

My Eco Fun Summer with Youth Campers

January 24, 2020

By Nicole Mylnikov Getting kids excited about the natural world around them was one of the best parts of my Green Job. At the core of the Evans Lake Youth Camp is our Eco-Fun outdoor…


Reeling in work experience through his Green Job

January 23, 2020

As an avid outdoor enthusiast, André Killeen was thrilled to spend his summer on Big Rideau Lake near Ottawa as a Research Assistant for Carleton University, where he is completing an Environmental Science degree. André…


Protecting Parks and Shorelines: A PLT Canada Green Jobs Spotlight

January 04, 2020

Calli debout dans une forêt tenant un bois d'orignal

By Calli Burke My dream job is to work in environmental law enforcement. I’ve always wanted to work outdoors, and I really enjoyed the work I did supporting conservation officers and the police last summer.…


Our Summer Filming B.C.’s Forest Sector: A PLT Canada Green Jobs Spotlight

December 12, 2019

By Edward Lau and Duncan MacRae, PLT Canada Green Jobs Youth We knew we would be wowed by the natural beauty of our province when we got hired by the B.C. Council of Forest Industries…


Cool Neighbourhoods – A PLT Canada Green Jobs Youth Spotlight

November 28, 2019

“Our urban populations are growing and at the same time climate change is intensifying, which could turn cities into urban heat islands that demand more and more energy for cooling. The good news is that…


The Arctic is Calling – A PLT Canada Green Jobs Youth Spotlight

November 07, 2019

Danielle Once dans un bateau à moteur en pleine eau

“I felt like the universe was speaking to me,” Danielle Ince laughs. A Green Jobs youth working as a Beluga Whale Research Associate with the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Churchill, Manitoba, you can tell she…


PLT Canada Green Job spotlight: Logan MacDonald, Parks Accessibility Summer Student, Nova Scotia Provincial Parks

October 08, 2019

Going for a walk in the woods can seem like the most natural thing in the world for many Canadians. But for over 6 million Canadians with a disability, experiencing the outdoors might not be so…


Green Job spotlight: Syd Welsh, Environmental Educator, Galiano Conservancy Association

September 20, 2019

Syd Welsh holding a sea star

“After spending a whole day in the forest, these kids leave with a real idea of what forest restoration looks like,” says Syd Welsh. “Giving them a positive experience helps counter a lot of the…


Green Job Spotlight: Kyra Burkart, Forest and Wetland Outdoor Educator

August 07, 2019

Kyra Burkart

“So many kids are out of touch with nature. But once you get them outdoors, even the ones who are ‘too cool for school’ love exploring the natural world,” says Kyra Burkart. She worked as…


Green Job spotlight: Ellie Anderson, Education and Outreach Technician

July 29, 2019

Ellie Anderson

“I love being outside and I love talking to people. Helping someone understand the importance of bees and butterflies or how to help an endangered turtle safely cross the road is an awesome feeling,” says…


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