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FOUNDER/TEACHER, WATERSHED DISCOVERY: Educating Kids About Clean Water

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Rich is the Founder of Watershed Discovery Foundation, which teaches elementary and middle-school kids about pollution and how to keep water clean. (His bus is a mobile wet laboratory that travels to schools.) He was inspired to pursue a career in Environmental Science when he discovered a creek running through his ranch and wanted to figure out how to keep it clean.

Job Title: Founder/Teacher

Job Summary: Elementary-Middle School Teachers, Except Special Education

Job Description

A teacher has the unique and special responsibility of helping to develop and mold the lives of students. Teaching should be something you love to do, as opposed to being just a job. Students will appreciate a teacher with a passion for their subject, as this passion is infectious, and makes students more receptive to what is being taught.

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Short-term on-the-job training

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All states require public school teachers to have a state-issued certification or license. Most states require teachers to major in a content area, such as math or science. Some states require etachers to have a master’s degree for career advancement. All states offer an alternative route to certification for people who already have a bachelor’s degree but lack the education courses required for certification.

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Average salary
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$30,000 - $80,000
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10 to 20 percent
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Office, Indoor, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
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Patience, Creativity, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, People skills, Public speaking ability, Empathy

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m='15620'>sitting</span> <span m='15970'>on</span> <span m='16190'>right</span> <span m='16420'>now</span> <span m='16790'>is</span> <span m='17010'>a</span> <span m='17940'>mobile</span> <span m='19190'>wet</span> <span m='19550'>lab</span> <span m='19890'>that</span> <span m='20160'>we</span> <span m='20410'>take</span> <span m='20630'>around</span> <span m='20970'>to</span> <span m='21060'>elementary</span> <span m='21670'>and</span> <span m='21750'>middle</span> <span m='21970'>schools</span> <span m='22510'>to</span> <span m='22650'>teach</span> <span m='23010'>kids</span> <span m='24430'>concepts</span> <span m='25140'>about</span> <span m='25650'>pollution</span> <span m='26260'>and</span> <span m='26400'>water,</span> <span m='26960'>and</span> <span m='27410'>how</span> <span m='27580'>to</span> <span m='27660'>keep</span> <span m='27890'>water</span> <span m='28210'>clean.</span> </p><p><span m='29540'>My</span> <span m='29770'>educational</span> <span m='30480'>career</span> <span m='30660'>path,</span> <span m='31020'>I</span> <span m='31390'>got</span> <span m='31590'>into</span> <span m='32420'>being</span> <span m='32659'>interested</span> <span m='33160'>in</span> <span m='33290'>water</span> <span m='34590'>because</span> <span m='34870'>I</span> <span m='34940'>have</span> <span m='35090'>a</span> <span m='35140'>creek</span> <span m='35470'>that</span> <span m='35610'>runs</span> <span m='35930'>through</span> <span m='36120'>a</span> <span m='36190'>ranch</span> <span m='36600'>that</span> <span m='36780'>I</span> <span m='36940'>own.</span> <span m='37650'>And</span> <span m='38280'>I</span> <span m='38340'>was</span> <span m='38510'>interested</span> <span m='38990'>in</span> <span m='39120'>keeping</span> <span m='39520'>that</span> <span m='39900'>creek</span> <span m='40260'>clean,</span> <span m='40690'>so</span> <span m='40840'>I</span> <span m='40900'>wanted</span> <span m='41220'>to</span> <span m='41290'>figure</span> <span m='41690'>out</span> <span m='42370'>what</span> <span m='42900'>I</span> <span m='43040'>could</span> <span m='43300'>do</span> <span m='44200'>as</span> <span m='44580'>a</span> <span m='44790'>steward</span> <span m='45350'>of</span> <span m='45460'>the</span> <span m='45560'>land</span> <span m='46540'>to</span> <span m='47790'>keep</span> <span m='48000'>that</span> <span m='48170'>creek</span> <span m='48480'>clean,</span> <span m='48810'>and</span> <span m='48870'>make</span> <span m='49030'>sure</span> <span m='49170'>the</span> <span m='49250'>water</span> <span m='49690'>that</span> <span m='50690'>left</span> <span m='51020'>our</span> <span m='51140'>ranch</span> <span m='51480'>was as</span> <span m='51770'>clean</span> <span m='52095'>as</span> <span m='52912'>the water</span> <span m='53404'>that came</span> <span m='53896'>in.</span> <span m='54390'>And</span> <span m='56370'>one</span> <span m='56580'>thing</span> <span m='56770'>led</span> <span m='56970'>to</span> <span m='57110'>another,</span> <span m='57670'>and</span> <span m='57980'>I</span> <span m='58290'>ended</span> <span m='58630'>up</span> <span m='59180'>with</span> <span m='59370'>a</span> <span m='59430'>career</span> <span m='59970'>in</span> <span m='61020'>environmental</span> <span m='61810'>science.</span> </p><p><span m='63060'>I</span> <span m='63450'>think</span> <span m='63600'>one</span> <span m='63800'>thing</span> <span m='64010'>that</span> <span m='64150'>I</span> <span m='64680'>would</span> <span m='64890'>do</span> <span m='65069'>differently</span> <span m='66610'>if</span> <span m='66950'>I</span> <span m='67030'>were</span> <span m='67150'>coming</span> <span m='67450'>up</span> <span m='67580'>today</span> <span m='68130'>is</span> <span m='68490'>I</span> <span m='68590'>would</span> <span m='68940'>learn</span> <span m='69950'>lots</span> <span m='70460'>of</span> <span m='70550'>different</span> <span m='70910'>things</span> <span m='71260'>about</span> <span m='71500'>different</span> <span m='71810'>disciplines.</span> <span m='72920'>I</span> <span m='73250'>think</span> <span m='73460'>what</span> <span m='73590'>we</span> <span m='73710'>tend</span> <span m='73950'>to</span> <span m='74020'>do</span> <span m='74220'>is</span> <span m='74350'>we</span> <span m='74530'>tend to</span> <span m='74790'>get</span> <span m='74810'>very</span> <span m='75140'>narrow</span> <span m='76110'>in</span> <span m='76830'>studying</span> <span m='77450'>what</span> <span m='77620'>it</span> <span m='77690'>is</span> <span m='77880'>we're</span> <span m='78030'>interested</span> <span m='78550'>in.</span> <span m='79250'>But</span> <span m='79690'>I</span> <span m='79820'>think</span> <span m='80330'>having</span> <span m='80690'>a</span> <span m='80740'>broader</span> <span m='81240'>understanding</span> <span m='81820'>of</span> <span m='81890'>what's</span> <span m='82110'>going</span> <span m='82340'>on</span> <span m='82500'>in</span> <span 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