Area kids learned about green career opportunities Tuesday at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

That's where Environment Erie hosted about 100 students from Perry Elementary School and the Neighborhood Art House for Youth Training Day.

It focused on jobs that contribute to the green economy and highlighted a variety of ways they can get plugged into the green economy beyond your typical green jobs. They included careers like environmental lawyers and small business owners. A green lifestyle coach also spoke to the students.

"There's just a variety of ways beyond the traditional," said Leann Sestak. "You think of a biologist or a park ranger, [but there's' much opportunity to get plugged into the green economy, either directly or indirectly."

Environment Erie hosts youth training day for area students three times per year with a different theme each time.