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Career Spotlight:

Meet Kay. - She flew as Mission Specialist-2 on STS-90 Neurolab (1998) and logged over 381 hours in space. She was also part of the seven-member crew aboard Space Shuttle Columbia and completed 26 life science experiments.

Read our interview with her.

To learn more about becoming an Astronaut:

Career Corner
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Human Space Flight

Kay - Astronaut aboard Space Shuttle Columbia

Government Sites

Aviation and Space Careers - (Federal Aviation Administration) - Find out how to become a mechanic or a pilot.

Career Videos - Career Voyages - (Department of Labor) - You will find videos about some of the specific occupations in different industries, such as the automotive industry or retail industry.

EEK! - Career Zone - (Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources) - Do you think you might want to have a job that involves helping take care of the environment? Check out these careers.

Estuaries.Gov - Students Page - (National Estuarine Research Reserve System) - Learn about basic estuarine concepts and answer questions to solve a puzzle. You can also find information about careers in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the knowledge and skills required to enter these careers, and much more.

FEMA Careers for Kids - (Federal Emergency Management Agency) - FEMA isn't just a governmental agency that helps disaster victims, educates the public about mitigation and provides training for first-responders. FEMA is also a great place to work! Check out what kinds of jobs we have.

Health and Science Careers - (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) - Are you curious? Do you like numbers? Do you like adventures? If so, maybe you should become a scientist!

Kids Next Door - (Department of Housing and Urban Development) - You can learn more about being good citizens.

Look to the Future: Careers in Space - Since you were little, you have probably associated space careers with astronauts, walking on the moon, Neil Armstrong, and space shuttles. Not every space career involves hopping around in a big spacesuit, but there are lots of opportunities available for exciting space careers today.

Mathematician - What Does A Mathematician Do? - Mathematicians begin with a set of basic assumptions that seem reasonable. From these ideas they develop systems of thinking that are useful in solving problems and working in the real world.

Mathematician Quiz - (National Center for Education Statistics) - Complete this profile and learn which famous mathematician shares your interests.

Peace Corps Challenge - This game gives you the opportunity to work in the fictional village of Wanzuzu as a Peace Corps Volunteer.

Science Careers - Becoming a scientist requires intelligence, creativity, and a strong desire to learn new things! Want to know more? Check out this site, if you want, take a quiz!

Slide Shows - Coverdell World Wise Schools - (Peace Corps) - Listen to Peace Corps Volunteers talk about their experience and express their opinions through their own photographs and in their own voices.

Space Agriculture in the Classroom - (Department of Agriculture, NASA) - Learn about the space program and the role of agriculture in our economy and society. Helps students see the connection between agricultural practices on Earth that relate to space-based research, particularly in the plant sciences.

Space Place Live - Kate and Carlos host their own talk show! Their guests are real scientists who work on really cool space and Earth missions. Join them and find out what it’s like to work as a scientist, how they got started in science, and what they like to do for fun.

Special Agent Undercover - (Federal Bureau of Investigation) - Can you help Special Agent Bobby Bureau get in disguise for his undercover assignment?

Videos - Coverdell World Wise Schools - (Peace Corps) - Vivid videos of daily life in Peace Corps countries from Kyrgyzstan and Sri Lanka to the Dominican Republic and Paraguay. Gender and Development videos are also available.

Working for the Great Outdoors - A Day In The Life - (Forest Service) - Take a closer look at just what it's like "on the job" for a few of the people of the Forest Service.

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Other Resources

Animal Doc - The interactive site, created by the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, guides children through a variety of topics like understanding dog behavior, fun facts about sheep and Paco's story, in which a little donkey has his leg fixed.

Careers in Veterinary Medicine - If you love animals and think being a veterinarian or a vet technician sounds like fun, then check out this cool site to learn how you can prepare for a job in this field.

Dog Doctors - Print and Coloring Sheets - Take a look and print these fun coloring sheets of Bernese Mountain Dogs.

European Space Agency - Kids - Learn about space stations, life in space, astronauts, and more.

Kids and Careers - There are so many jobs out there, and you're bound to find something that's right for you!

Marine Science Careers - Georgia Aquarium - Find out what a Research Biologist, Marine Mammalogist, Ichthyology, Biological Oceanographers and more do on a daily basis.

Medicine Careeer Choices - Everyone knows what doctors and lawyers do, but do you really know what it takes to get there or the many specialties and related fields those professions include? Go here to find out.

O Ambassadors - An exciting new joint project of Oprah’s Angel Network and Free The Children that will inspire young people to become active, compassionate and knowledgeable global citizens. The program connects young people in North America with people around the world to create lasting change. Participants address problems such as hunger, poverty and limited access to education.

Spotlight on... Animal Careers - Meet a Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) agent, a Pet Therapy Handler, and Lobbyist for animal rights.

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Page Revised - 1/7/2009

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