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Welcome to the "I Am A(n)..." series - a collection of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show whimsically "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." Check out our full series below!

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    • I Am A...Volcanologist

      Welcome to the "The I Am A..." series, a whiteboard animation video series highlighting USGS careers. The concept is to show whimsically "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." Here we have Volcanologist, someone who studies volcanoes and eruptions.

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      I Am A...Volcanologist

      Welcome to the "The I Am A..." series, a whiteboard animation video series highlighting USGS careers. The concept is to show whimsically "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." Here we have Volcanologist, someone who studies volcanoes and eruptions.

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    • I Am A...Disease Ecologist

      Welcome to the "The I Am A..." series, a whiteboard animation video series highlighting USGS careers. The concept is to show whimsically "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." Here we have Disease Ecologist, someone who studies patterns of disease within plant or animal populations.

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      I Am A...Disease Ecologist

      Welcome to the "The I Am A..." series, a whiteboard animation video series highlighting USGS careers. The concept is to show whimsically "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." Here we have Disease Ecologist, someone who studies patterns of disease within plant or animal populations.

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    • I Am A...Natural Resource Economist

      Welcome to the "The I Am A..." series, a whiteboard animation video series highlighting USGS careers. The concept is to show whimsically "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." This video is about a natural resource economist (i.e. someone who studies the value of features in the natural world).

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      I Am A...Natural Resource Economist

      Welcome to the "The I Am A..." series, a whiteboard animation video series highlighting USGS careers. The concept is to show whimsically "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." This video is about a natural resource economist (i.e. someone who studies the value of features in the natural world).

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    • I Am An...Ecotoxicologist

      Welcome to the "The I Am A..." series. This is the tenth video in a series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of

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      I Am An...Ecotoxicologist

      Welcome to the "The I Am A..." series. This is the tenth video in a series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of

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    • I Am A...Climate Modeler

      Welcome to the "The I Am A(n)..." series. This is the seventh video in a series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like in the field.

      In this episode, we explore a Climate Modeler (i.e., a person who forecasts future climate scenarios).

      Below we feature the animated video and a coloring page. 

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      I Am A...Climate Modeler

      Welcome to the "The I Am A(n)..." series. This is the seventh video in a series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like in the field.

      In this episode, we explore a Climate Modeler (i.e., a person who forecasts future climate scenarios).

      Below we feature the animated video and a coloring page. 

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    • I Am A...Wildlife Biologist

      Welcome to the "The I Am A(n)..." series. This is the seventh video in a series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like in the field.

      In this episode, we explore a Wildlife Biologist (i.e., person who studies animals in the wild).

      Below we feature the animated video and a coloring page. 

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      I Am A...Wildlife Biologist

      Welcome to the "The I Am A(n)..." series. This is the seventh video in a series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like in the field.

      In this episode, we explore a Wildlife Biologist (i.e., person who studies animals in the wild).

      Below we feature the animated video and a coloring page. 

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    • I Am A...Wetland Ecologist

      Welcome to the "The I Am A(n)..." series. This is the seventh video in a series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like in the field.

      In this episode, we explore a Wetland Ecologist (i.e., person who studies wetland plants and animals).

      Below we feature the animated video and a coloring page. 

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      I Am A...Wetland Ecologist

      Welcome to the "The I Am A(n)..." series. This is the seventh video in a series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like in the field.

      In this episode, we explore a Wetland Ecologist (i.e., person who studies wetland plants and animals).

      Below we feature the animated video and a coloring page. 

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    • I Am A...Malacologist

      Welcome to the "The I Am A(n)..." series. This is the sixth video in a series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like in the field.

      In this episode, we explore a Malacologist who is someone who studies mollusks, the most diverse group of animals on the planets and includes mussels, snails, octopuses, clams, scallops, oysters, and MANY more (like tens of thousands of organisms).

      Below we feature the animated video and a coloring page. 

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      I Am A...Malacologist

      Welcome to the "The I Am A(n)..." series. This is the sixth video in a series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like in the field.

      In this episode, we explore a Malacologist who is someone who studies mollusks, the most diverse group of animals on the planets and includes mussels, snails, octopuses, clams, scallops, oysters, and MANY more (like tens of thousands of organisms).

      Below we feature the animated video and a coloring page. 

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    • I Am A(n)...Ichthyologist

      I Am A(n) ... Ichthyologist is part of our "I Am A..." series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" in the field and the second demonstrates a more accurate representatio

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      I Am A(n)...Ichthyologist

      I Am A(n) ... Ichthyologist is part of our "I Am A..." series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" in the field and the second demonstrates a more accurate representatio

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    • I Am A...Chiropterologist

      I Am A ... Chiropterologist is part of our "I Am A..." series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" in the field and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like. Next up for Halloween - Chiropterologist!

      A Chiropterologist is someone who studies all things bats!  We have several of those. 

      Below we feature the animated video and a coloring page. 

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      I Am A...Chiropterologist

      I Am A ... Chiropterologist is part of our "I Am A..." series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" in the field and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like. Next up for Halloween - Chiropterologist!

      A Chiropterologist is someone who studies all things bats!  We have several of those. 

      Below we feature the animated video and a coloring page. 

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    • I Am A ... Fire Ecologist

      I Am A ... Fire Ecologist is part of our "I Am A..." series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" in the field and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like. Next up Fire Ecologist.

      A Fire Ecologist is someone who studies fire behavior and its effects!  The USGS has lot of scientists that do this. 

      Below we feature the animated video and a coloring page. 

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      I Am A ... Fire Ecologist

      I Am A ... Fire Ecologist is part of our "I Am A..." series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" in the field and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like. Next up Fire Ecologist.

      A Fire Ecologist is someone who studies fire behavior and its effects!  The USGS has lot of scientists that do this. 

      Below we feature the animated video and a coloring page. 

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    • I Am An ... Ornithologist

      I Am An ... Ornithologist is part of our "I Am A..." series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" in the field and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like.

      An Ornithologist is someone who studies birds!  The USGS has lot of scientists that do this. 

      Below we feature the animated video and a coloring page. 

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      I Am An ... Ornithologist

      I Am An ... Ornithologist is part of our "I Am A..." series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" in the field and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like.

      An Ornithologist is someone who studies birds!  The USGS has lot of scientists that do this. 

      Below we feature the animated video and a coloring page. 

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    • I Am A ... Herpetologist

      I Am A ... Herpetologist is part of our "I Am A..." series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" in the field and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like.

      A Herpetologist is someone who studies amphibians and reptiles!  The USGS Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative is an "ARMI" of scientists that do this. 

      Below we feature the animated video and a coloring page. 

       

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      I Am A ... Herpetologist

      I Am A ... Herpetologist is part of our "I Am A..." series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" in the field and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like.

      A Herpetologist is someone who studies amphibians and reptiles!  The USGS Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative is an "ARMI" of scientists that do this. 

      Below we feature the animated video and a coloring page. 

       

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