Stories from the Field

Acadia National Park, ME - Summer 2007 - Photos by Crew Members This is the 31-38 (we got a little behind, time to catch up!) entry in our ongoing series, Photograph Fantastique, in which we count down 50 days until the Unofficial Official Start of High Season for conservation programs.

Construction of a 76 foot bridge over Econfina Creek in Florida. Photo courtesy of Justin Poehnelt via the SCA Facebook group.This is the thirtieth entry in our ongoing series, Photograph Fantastique, in which we count down 50 days until the Unofficial Official Start of High Season for conservation programs.

From the SCA Facebook Group.Added by Kelly Smith to the group “The Student Conservation Association” from the album “Youth Programs”
This is the twenty-ninth entry in our ongoing series, Photograph Fantastique, in which we count down 50 days until the Unofficial Official Start of High Season for conservation programs.

2009 work skills training at Salmon-Challis National Forest in Idaho. Photo via the SCA facebook group.This is the twenty-eighth entry in our ongoing series, Photograph Fantastique, in which we count down 50 days until the Unofficial Official Start of High Season for conservation programs.

Bill and Graham taking a break on a recreational hike with the US/Canada high school crew in North Cascades National Park. Via the SCA facebook group.This is the twenty-seventh entry in our ongoing series, Photograph Fantastique, in which we count down 50 days until the Unofficial Official Start of High Season for conservation programs.

SCA volunteers and representatives from GTECH harvest sunflower seeds to be converted to biofuels in Pittsburgh. The service project took place as part of the annual National Public Lands Day celebration.This is the twenty-sixth entry in our ongoing series, Photograph Fantastique, in which we count down 50 days until the Unofficial Official Start of High Season for conservation programs.

A high school crew in Great Smoky Mountains National Park shot this footage on a Flip video camera last summer. Take a peek into the lives of SCA crew members in the field…This is the twenty-fifth entry in our ongoing series, Photograph Fantastique, in which we count down 50 days until the Unofficial Official Start of High Season for conservation programs.

SCA’s New Hampshire Conservation Corps arrived on SCA’s Charlestown campus this morning for several days of work skills training before entering the field this summer. The corps recently wrapped up the environmental education portion of their year in Manchester, NH.

A 2008 national high school crew member works in Dinosaur National Monument.This is the twenty-third entry in our ongoing series, Photograph Fantastique, in which we count down 50 days until the Unofficial Official Start of High Season for conservation programs.

This is the twenty-second entry in our ongoing series, Photograph Fantastique, in which we count down 50 days until the Unofficial Official Start of High Season for conservation programs.

SCA’s New Hampshire Conservation Corps hosted an Earth Day celebration at Veteran’s Park in Manchester, NH on Saturday April 18.This is the twenty-first entry in our ongoing series, Photograph Fantastique, in which we count down 50 days until the Unofficial Official Start of High Season for conservation programs.

A quick synopsis of the stand outs from this week’s media blitz:Backpacker: It’s good to see Obama join in on his own initiatives.Huffington Post: “I think the president has pretty good shoveling skills,” Obama said of Clinton’s work.WJZ Baltimore: This is an Earth Day a Baltimore City teen will remember for the rest of his life.Washington Post: “Great job, trees,” VPOTUS said after it was over.

by Kevin Hamilton, web teamSCA marked the occasion by hosting President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, and former President Bill Clinton at a native tree planting project at Washington, D.C.’s Kenilworth Aquatic Garden, just minutes after Mr. Obama signed into law the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act.  I was assigned to cover the event.  Yah… just another day at the office.

More great stuff coming in from today’s event with Barack Obama at Kenilworth! “This was probably the most amazing day of my life,” Monique Dailey told fans of SCA’s Facebook page.Here’s a hilarious article from a blogger at the Washington Post.And some video footage of the event from CSPAN.Along with some more great pictures from the day: Stay tuned for more video footage of the day’s events…

Here are some early photos from this afternoon’s tree planting event with Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, and Bill Clinton at Kenilworth Park in Washington, DC. Check out those awesome SCA members working hard along side the President!”Somebody forgot my boots!”

Have you ever wondered what the President of the United States would look like in an SCA vest? Now you know…Stay up to date with SCA’s fan page on Facebook for the latest photos, news, and videos.

This afternoon, President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, before rolling up his sleeves to join local SCA members in service.In his address, the President said:We need your service, right now, at this moment in history. I’m not going to tell you what your role should be; that’s for you to discover. But I’m asking you to stand up and play your part.

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