SCA launched its first conservation commencement on August 12, 2005 at SCA’s headquarters in New Hampshire. The conservation commencement is a moment at the end of SCA’s traditional summer field season to thank our volunteers members for their service, to recognize our agency partners, to reflect on the value and impact of the conservation work accomplished, and to consider how we might all better live an ethic of conservation.
In 2005, we were honored to have renowned naturalist, author and educator, Scott Russell Sanders. Sanders is a distinguished professor of English and Creative Writing at Indiana University. His thought-provoking speech offers a new perspective on the value of the voluntary service of SCA members.