Martin Aucoin is form Central Texas where he graduated from the University of North Texas in August 2014 with a BS in Geography, a BA in Anthropology and a Minor in Biology. He specialized in agriculture and land use and wrote an undergraduate thesis on the farmers’ markets of Dallas, Texas. Last year, he worked as a research assistant on a National Science Foundation project examining hydraulic fracturing and municipal land use in the Barnett Shale of North Texas. He is very excited to be working now to get local youth excited about conservation and the outdoors - as teaching is one of...Read more
Miriam Grill graduated from University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a degree in ﬁne arts and a minor in environmental studies. She started doing trail work in Northwest Colorado two years ago and totally fell in love with working and living outdoors. She enjoys exploring and learning about the world and is looking forward to sharing her passion for the outdoors with the youth of Massachusetts. ...Read more
Leigh Whaley is in her second year as a program staff member with SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps and is responsible for coordinating the education placements and programs, overseeing education training, and supervising corps members in their education placements. Leigh studied Outdoor Education at Western Carolina University and has a Master’s in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Environmental Education from Antioch University of New England. Leigh was a member in the SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps program during the 2009-2010 season and has worked as an environmental educator, and...Read more
Chris Burley is in his second year as a program staff member with SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps, as the Program Assistant. Chris handles all the food and kitchen duties from menu planning, food shopping to cooking for the Winter months, as well as facilities. Once Conservation Season is underway Chris supports the Conservation Coordinator out in the ﬁeld and also continues with facilities up keep. Chris comes to us most recently from Ohio where he worked at a natural foods grocer called Earth Fare as the Produce Inventory Specialist. He was an SCA Massachusetts member during the 2006...Read more
Kids (with parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins!) - join Whole Foods Market team members for a day of community service.
SCA’s 2013 Designing the Parks intern team, serving this summer in Boston with the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, worked with National Park Service professionals and others to develop a plan for Peddocks Island in Boston Harbor. The 4-member team included a high school student, a recent high school graduate, an undergrad, and a graduate student....Read more
The tag on my hammock reads “Step 1 Relax.” There are no other steps; it’s a succinct instruction.
And a decent one to keep in mind at work—not just trail work, all work. All not work, too, in fact.
On our hitch at Mt. Greylock, John takes deep breaths between sips of this morning’s coffee. He has an interview at 5 PM....Read more
The Connecticut River gluts ﬂatly into the horizon, viewed from the observation deck atop Mt. Sugarloaf in Deerﬁeld, Massachusetts. Church steeples from small towns freckle the foothills, the spaces between them carpeted under humid shags of exhaling trees....Read more