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Rutgers students apply studies, provide Sandy relief, as volunteers of Student Conservation Association

myCentralJersey.com

The damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in October was debilitating and widespread. Many New Jersey students and their families felt the immediate effects of the storm, but were unable to lend a hand during the school year. Recognizing the significant need...Read more

Olympic National Park: Catalyst For Student Conservation

Seattle Post Intelligencer

This month marks the 75th Anniversary of Olympic National Park – an appropriate time to celebrate all that Olympic offers to the greater Seattle area as well as its place of honor within the breathtaking beauty of our national park system. It’s also a poignant moment for me personally...Read more

Olympic National Park, volunteer group mark anniversaries

Peninsula Daily News

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — At least 50 people packed the auditorium at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center on Tuesday to celebrate the joint anniversary of the park and the Student Conservation Association, or SCA.

Park staff and numerous SCA members, both...Read more

Public invited to ONP anniversary event

Sequim Gazette

The last week of June marks both the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Olympic National Park and the 56th anniversary of the founding of the Student Conservation Association (SCA).
 
On June 29, 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill establishing Olympic National...Read more

Service camps for teens gain in popularity

The Washington Post

…Adam Young, 16, a student at Woodrow Wilson High School in the District, was on the hunt for ways to fulfill his community service requirement, “but I wanted to do it in a fun way,” he said.

Adam was intrigued by the prospect of working with the Student Conservation...Read more

To Get a Green Job, Don't Just Look for an Office Internship

simplyhired.com

According to numerous studies, the two skills most valued by employers are teamwork and trainability. This is why internships are so popular: they provide evidence for both.

But an office internship is not the only way to demonstrate these desirable qualities. You have the...Read more

Secretary Jewell Announces Youth Corps to Help Restore NY/NJ Parks after Sandy

U.S. Department of the Interior

QUEENS, NY — As part of President Obama’s commitment to expand employment opportunities for youth, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today launched the “National Parks of New York Harbor Conservation and Resiliency Corps,” a partnership with the City of New York and the...Read more

These campers make us all happy

NH Union Leader

Six hundred and seventy tires dumped at Rock Rimmon are now gone, thanks to a group of Manchester high school students and their mentors from the Student Conservation Association....Read more

From Visitor To Advocate: A Student’s Journey Through National Parks

As I was growing up in Chevy Chase, Maryland, the “kid’s corner” of our garage contained a shiny blue butterfly net, several empty Smuckers jars, and some plastic magnifying glasses pulled from children’s books on insects. The picture books on bugs, whales, birds, and other animals were...Read more

Preserve the power of America's parks

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This story originally appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. You can read it in full here.

I grew up in Hazelwood, never imagining that our national...Read more

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