Environmental Technology


Ms. Laura Gallant and Mr. Anthony Wilbur


The Environmental Technology program is an inquiry-based, project-oriented curriculum developing student skills in collecting, analyzing, and communicating environmental data. This field-based program immerses students into the diversity of New England environments, including mountains, forests, ponds, streams, coastal habitats, shorelines, and the ocean. The overall goal for each student is to develop a “toolbox,” of technical skills necessary for successful employment in the competitive environmental science field or for further education. Students learn field skills, Geographic Information System digital mapping, water chemistry, Aquaculture and fish science, impacts of manmade pollutants on the coastal ecosystems, and take the OSHA 40 hour Hazwoper course.

Career Paths

  • NOAA Corps
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • NOAA Scientist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Ocean Policy Analyst
  • Coastal and Ocean Resource Manager
  • Environmental Chemist
  • Wastewater Operator
  • Drinking Water Operator
  • Hazmat Technician
  • Wetland Scientist 


  • OSHA 10 Hour General Industry
  • OSHA 40 Hazwoper
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Waste Water Operator
  • Drinking Water Operator

Industry Partnerships 

  • Massachusetts Water Resource Authority
  • Massachusetts Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Managment
  • Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
  • National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife
  • ESRI
  • Weston and Sampson Environmental Consulting
  • Mass GIS
  • The Trustees of Reservations
  • Salem Sound Coast Watch
  • Maritime Gloucester
  • SkillsUSA

Meeting Documents

Advisory Committee Members

Mike Armstrong, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
Joe Buttner, Salem State University MH 538C
Marianna Coombs
Curtis Dragon, Earth Landscape
Jane Eydenberg, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
Lynn Fletcher, Salem State University MH 538C
Steven Granese, N. Granese & Sons, Inc.
Michael Kastanotis, Weston & Sampson Engineers, Inc.
Ellen Keane, NOAA Fisheries
Eric Magers, Seaside Sustainability
Marc Mahan, Trustees of the Reservations
Jason McCarthy, Danvers Water Treatment Plant
Robert Pelletier, Enpro Services, Inc.
Brad Perron, Salem and Beverly Water Supply Board
Lucia Ponte
Sophia Ponte
Davis Scribner, City of Peabody
Sally Sherman, Weston & Sampson
John Tomasz, Lynnfield Department of Public Works
Robert Vincent, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sea Grant Co