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Natural Resource Management

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Career pathways span secondary and postsecondary education, align to employer needs and careers, and provide high-quality education, training, and support services for youth and adults.

In Delaware, career pathways begin in the public education system (K-12) through Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways offered in charter, comprehensive, and technical school districts. These pathways continue through adult education, occupational training programs, and postsecondary programs that are administered by partnering state agencies, institutions of higher education, and other service providers.

Natural Resource Management

The Natural Resource Management pathway is designed to provide students with exposure to topics in conservation management and maintenance of natural resources. Students learn responsible stewardship practices of air, soil, water, land, fish, and wildlife resources for economic, recreation, and health purposes. Students utilize a variety of classroom and laboratory activities supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

Students participating in this program will be prepared to enter into career fields that focus on one or more of the following areas: Natural Science, Microbiology, Water Resource Management, Wastewater Engineering, Environmental Protection, Soil & Plant Science, Environmental Engineering, Geoscience, and Precision Agriculture.

Sequence of Courses:

Introduction to Natural
Resources (INR)
Principles of Environmental
Science (PES)
AP Environmental Science

Early College Credit/Credentials:

AP Environmental Science
Pesticide Applicator
Certification –
Private Applicators
Up to 3 College credits at
Delaware State University

Work-Based Learning:

Job Shadowing
Mock Interviews
Resume Workshops
Forest and Conservation

Bachelor’s Degree

Average Salary:

Common Positions:
Soil and Plant Scientists

Associates Degree

Average Salary:

Common Positions:
Biological Technicians


Average Salary:

Common Positions:
Biological Technicians

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Wage Differential

Bilingual employees are compensated with a language differential of 5-20% more per hour than the base rate of a monolingual employee

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Student pathway Testimonials

Beatriz Ramirez , Student at William Penn

“Now I know what I want to do with my life, thanks to the focus on careers at William Penn. At first, I picked culinary arts because I didn’t know what else to do. But I fell in love with it!”