SCA's Summer Conservation Crews are teams of high school students working in local parks for six weeks over the summer. From July 1st to August 9th, students work 35hrs/week in National Capital Region parks with one day each week reserved for environmental education field trips. Transportation will be provided from an assigned metro stop and students will return to that designated stop at the end of the workday.
Students in the summer program will:
Don't forget your Username and Password for your SCA Profile and please take your time in answering the essay questions thoroughly. The program is very competitive and only students who answer the essay questions thoroughly will be allowed to participate in the program. If you are accepted into the 2013 Summer Program, we will send several forms that you'll need to fill out and get signed by a parent/guardian before the start of the program. This includes a medical form and payroll paperwork. We'll also schedule a mandatory orientation meeting (in June) that will give you a chance to meet SCA DC program staff, complete necessary paperwork and ask any questions you might have about our summer program.
Please email email@example.com once your application is complete. You can expect to hear from us within 2 weeks of completing your application.
Check out this Google Map of project sites for this summer! http://goo.gl/maps/ZVaPb
2013 Conservation Leadership Corps Program for High School Aged Students 15-19 yrs old from DC, VA, & MD.
SCA's Conservation Leadership Corps Program will have crews of high school students working in local parks one weekend a month from January 2013-May 2013. As a member of a CLC you will:
Transportation will be provided to and from a metro stop. Lunch and work gear (hats, longsleeve shirts, gloves, helmets, and tools) will also be provided to all students in the program.
APPLY HERE: NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
This year, the CLC Program weekends are as followed (set but subject to change depending on weather):
You must be available to participate in every CLC activity. The once a month Green Jobs Curriculum training will happen after school during the week before the scheduled CLC weekend. Those dates will be determined depending on CLC member's and Crew Leader's availability during the week.
Thanks again for your interest in SCA's Conservation Leadership Corps Program! If you have questions please contact Monique Dailey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-524-2441 ext. 2016.
2012 Summer Conservation Crew Program for High School Aged Students 15-18 yrs old from DC, VA, & MD.
SCA's Summer Conservation Crews are teams of high school students working in local parks for six weeks over the summer. From July 2nd to August 10th, work four eight-hour days a week in National Capital Region parks, with one day each week reserved for environmental education field trips. Transportation will be provided from a metro stop.
If you have questions please contact Monique Dailey at email@example.com or 703-524-2441 ext. 2016.
To apply, please visit the SCA website and Login to your account or Sign Up for a new one:
---Use the code 'PR-00045503' when applying.---
This does not guarantee your acceptance into the program. Once we receive this we will send you the application and there will be several forms that you'll need to fill out and get signed by a parent/guardian. This includes a medical form. We'll also schedule an informal interview that will give you a chance to meet the staff and ask any questions you might have. You can expect to hear from us within 2 weeks of filling out your application. Preference will go to applicants that volunteer at a spring service project.
Check out this Google Map of project sites for this summer! http://g.co/maps/7vq5y
Meet new people, work outside, and earn your volunteer service hours. The SCA has lots of 2011 volunteer opportunities, and participants receive priority placement for paid DC Summer Commuting Conservation Crews.
Spring Service Projects 2011:
(Receive 8 hrs of community service for each of these days).
We have reached capacity for this event and are no longer taking volunteer registrations. If you have already signed up please check your email in the coming weeks for more information about the event.
By Ted Miller - High School Program Manager - Washington DC, CLC (Conservation Leadership Corps)
Normally, for a SCA sponsored service event, a program manager or staff would provide and introduction and safety talk. Last Saturday, that was not the case. Local volunteers' heard this instead, "Hello, my name is Caroline Hackett, and I'm a DC High School students and an SCA crew member, welcome to Kingman Island and thank you all for coming! Standing next to me are my five friends, also High School students, who organized this event and we will be your crew leaders for today. My friend Richard, also a High School student, will now give the safety talk". On Saturday April 4th Five DC High School Students, known as "Old Faithfull's" or second and third year students from the SCA DC CLC program organized 100 volunteers and facilitated a clean-up of 1 ½ tons of trash on Kingman Island as part of the Potomac Watershed Clean-Up Initiative.
The CLC High School students had to prepare all promotional materials advertising the event, solicit donations for bagels and coffee, complete a site assessment for the clean-up area, create direction signs to be posted at the metro, and on the day of the event give the introduction and safety talk and then facilitate a wrap-up discussion at the end of the day. All in all the five students were able to gather over 100 volunteers and take out 1 ½ tons of recyclables, not-so recyclables, and an exercise bike, from the Potomac Watershed.
The purpose of having students' facilitate the event was to give them a sense of ownership of the program and to gain leadership skills. Tommy Wells, a local council member from District 6, did not expect to see High School Students running the show, and was quoted, "DC students organized all of this? That's any amazing accomplishment for adults let alone High School students". At the end of the day, although exhausted, the five students, Tomas Deza, Michael Bokingo, Caroline Hackett, Richard Adamson, and Brenda Lopez, felt a tremendous amount of accomplishment and ownership. The CLC students where also quoted saying to the DC SCA staff, "we never realized what it takes to do your job as crew leaders and mangers and today we got a taste of that". The fabulous five won't be stopping here as they are currently helping the DC SCA staff plan for the Earth Day event only a few short weeks away.