By, Leah Pileggi
If you like watching monkeys, gorillas and apes,
then you could be a prime Primatologist.
If you follow the trails of slugs, bugs and ants,
well, you might be a slick Entomologist.
If you dig ancient jewelry and animal bones,
then perhaps you’re an ace Archaeologist.
If you study earth’s minerals, fossils and stones,
be a rock star: a solid Geologist.
If you revel in rainstorms, in wind, and hail,
stand strong as a Meteorologist.
Who studies the climate from dinosaur days?
A cool Paleoclimatologist!
A hugger of trees? A Dendrologist
Watching lava flow free? Volcanologist
Been moved by your muscles? Myologist
Love fishes, all types? Ichthyologist
If you wish you had wings and could fly like a bird,
you might soar as a great Ornithologist.
But whatever you love, there exists the right word.
Pick your prefix, and you’ll be an Ologist!
About the Author
Leah lives in Pittsburgh and has studied creative writing at Chatham University and professional writing at Carnegie Mellon University. Her work has appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Chautauquan Daily, Mental Floss, The New York Times Magazine and Hopscotch Magazine.