WHAT IT TAKES:A bachelor's degree in environmental studies,
education, or a related field and experience with children
TOP SCHOOLS: Middlebury College, UCLA, University of Colorado, University of Oregon, University of Washington, Vanderbilt University
STARTING PAY: $25,000 to $30,000 at nonprofits. Many farms and camps offer modest stipends and provide room and board. Park agencies offer opportunities to advance to higher-paying naturalist positions.
WHO'D BE INTO IT: Energetic and patient outdoor buffs who want to spread their love for the environment to young people
HOT SPOTS:Communities with a lot of young families and access to the outdoors
INTERNSHIP OR SUMMER JOB: Summer camps or farms with children's activities almost always have opportunities for college students and recent graduates.