Members of the SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps program serve Massachusetts’s public lands from Martha’s Vineyard to the Berkshires each summer, and spend the winter providing environmental education to children at local schools in the western part of the state.
The Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts offers a vivid regional perspective on the Industrial Revolution. But inside these former textile mills you can also find the fabric of America.
Lowell NHS is headquarters to the National Park Service’s Historic Architecture, Conservation, and Engineering Center. This is where conservators restore irreplaceable antiquities sent from national historic sites from Maine to Virginia: a wooden hoist used to build the Bunker Hill Monument. Various Civil war artifacts...Read more
As the leaves turn from orange to brown and fall to the ground, SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps welcomes another year of corps members—October 2015 will be our 19th year. Eighteen ten-month members arrive in Kenneth Dubuque State Forest by buses, trains, planes and cars on a quiet Sunday from around the country. Many do not fully know what they are getting into, but we are excited to welcome them to “Kenny D,” as we lovingly call our home they range in age from...Read more
Vanessa Williams is from Puyallup, Washington and attended Pacific Lutheran University where she received her B.S. in Biology. Vanessa’s general subject of interest is ecology, with her favorite topic being wildlife conservation. In her spare time Vanessa is an amateur long-boarder, enjoys hiking, writing poetry, and coming up with creative hyperboles. She is looking forward to teaching young kids science and learning how to use a chainsaw.
Sydney is from Anchorage, Alaska. She is an avid reader, runner, and knitter. Over the summer, Sydney worked for Alaska Geographic and the Chugach Children’s Forest as an assistant kayak guide and photographer. One of her favorite places in the whole world is Prince William Sound, where she once saw a humpback whale breach. Sydney is a recent graduate of Yale University. ...Read more
Taylor Greene is a Colorado Native and a recent graduate from Colorado State University with a degree in Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism, concentration in environmental communications. She loves playing outside whether it be backpacking, snowboarding, rock climbing or building a chipmunk village. Joke telling, American sign language, knitting and guitar are some of her miscellaneous interests but she is always eager to learn more!...Read more
Ryan Brogan is a graduate from Montclair State University and has a BA in History with a minor in Environmental Justice. He comes from Nutley, New Jersey and enjoys camping and spending nights under the starry skies in his hammock. In his spare time he likes to go hiking, canoeing, and fishing in the Jersey surf. Ryan has been working with youth for over 10 years in groups such as the Boy Scouts of America and different types of summer camps. In the future he plans to be a Park Ranger with the National Park Service so that he may be able to share his knowledge of nature with everyone...Read more
Joey is from Jacksonville Florida. His main passion is getting lost in the woods and photography. Joey joined the SCA in June and this will be his second internship. His main goal with the SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps is learning and improving his teaching skills....Read more
Jessica Richards is from Orono, ME and has a B.S. degree in Environmental Sustainability, Health and Safety from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She is looking forward to teaching children about the environment and working hard to serve the environment through trail work in the summer. She enjoys hiking, camping, watching movies, painting, and doing other crafts in her free time....Read more
Born in Slovenia, Nat moved to the US brieﬂy when she was 3 years old and lived on a Pennsylvanian farm for a year and a half. Before she developed too much of an American accent, her family decided to relocate to England (her mother’s native country) and finally settled in Northumberland, the coastal northeast county of England bordering Scotland. Inspired by the work done to protect the beautiful coastlines and countryside of her home there, Nat decided to investigate the options for work in environmental management. This choice is leading her on an amazing journey:...Read more