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Planted: Finding Your Roots In STEM Careers


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For many students, the future can be really exciting and a bit scary. Students are often asked at an early stage of life to decide what they want to do with the rest of it, and making decisions about what career to pursue can be daunting and overwhelming. "Planted: Finding Your Roots in STEM Careers," a  podcast from The Morton Arboretum, will introduce students to some plant professionals with amazing careers.  

Plant professionals do everything from educating others about the natural world to running large companies to traveling the world to save threatened species. Explore these opportunities by listening to these episodes. 

LISTEN: Online or on your mobile device. The podcast is available through Apple Podcasts (iTunes), Stitcher, and Google Podcasts.  All of Season 1 and Season 2 is now available online. 

EXPLORE: Discover bonus content and take a deep dive into each episode. Uncover teaching resources aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to make the episode content come alive.  Teachers can connect the experiences of program guests to the  classroom using activities and discussions. 

Season 2: Focusing on highlighted traits of individuals in various stages of their STEM careers. 


Season 1 (Released Fall 2018): Focusing on the journey into a STEM career. 

​Interested in a career similar to any of our guests? Check out the bonus content below, and discover the career titles you could have, and the organizations you could work for: (link to STEM Career Chart).

SHARE: Please tell us what you think. After you have listened to one (or several) episodes, we welcome your feedback.