Coyote and feral horses at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota where SCA Interns are working

Stepping outside for a career

The Dickenson Press

MEDORA — When asked why university-aged interns at Theodore Roosevelt National Park packed their possessions and came to North Dakota for the summer, most said the decision was a “first step” towards a career in the outdoors.

Chief of Interpretation Eileen Andes said the park...Read more

Brighton Heights volunteers, students dig gardening

Northside Chronicle

Brighton Heights is receiving a facelift thanks to the Student Conservation Association (SCA) in partnership with the Bright Heights Citizens Federation (BHCF).

The gardens at the California and Termon Avenues corridor as well as the greenspace along Brighton Heights Boulevard have...Read more

Youth to map, restore trails: Measure A money to fund conservation efforts

The Daily Journal

High school students will restore and survey park trails in the coming year and use new technology to develop interactive maps of San Mateo County’s parks system.

The Board of Supervisors is set to allocate more than $470,000 in two grants toward the initiative at its Tuesday ...Read more

Fort Clatsop at Lewis & Clarak National Historic Park

Everyday People

Daily Astorian

With more than 400 national parks in the United States, it was a competitive process to secure two bilingual interns for Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

Two interns at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park are spearheading various educational and cultural programs that...Read more

SCA CEO Jaime Matyas

SCA CEO speaks to BBB Wise Giving Alliance

SCA CEO Jaime Matyas was the featured guest recently on the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Wednesday.  As part of the “Building Trust” video series, Jaime discusses the importance of volunteers at nonprofits with Herman “Art” Taylor, president and chief executive officer of the BBB...Read more

A Message from SCA re: the Federal Data Breach

Federal officials report that a previously-revealed government data breach is wider than previously believed, and there are indications that a limited number of SCA members and recent alumni may be among those affected.

SCA has already contacted those individuals. If you have...Read more

SCA helping Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

NWI Times

DUNE ACRES | Matthew Ng jumped on a planting tool that looked like a pogo stick while working in the rain at Cowles Bog Wednesday morning.

“It’s worth it,” Ng said of the native planting he’s doing there. 

Ng, of Chicago, is a senior at Valparaiso University...Read more

Little blue herons stalk the shallows at NAS Jax. U.S. Navy Photo.

Nature Abounds

Scientists estimate that every 15 minutes a species goes extinct. This statistic is why effectively cohabiting and properly managing the natural resources aboard NAS Jacksonville is crucial to maintaining biodiversity.

As the navy’s third-largest installation, there is almost 4,000...Read more

Allegheny County park rangers develop, lead outdoor education programs


Cavan Patterson has hiked through Allegheny County’s parks for 20 to 25 years.

As co-owner of Wild Purveyors, a foraged food wholesaler in Lawrenceville, it’s his job to know plants — especially the ones people can and can’t eat.

But even Patterson...Read more

SCA Community Crews Working in a Chicago Park

SCA Receives $1 Million from BP America

Young Military Veterans to Also Participate in Environmental Improvement Programs

 (CHICAGO, IL) June 30, 2015 – The Student Conservation Association, the national leader in youth service and stewardship, today announced a new partnership with BP America that will...Read more


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