SCA youth at Rock Creek Park in DC

Restoring Lands and Transforming Lives

Green Schools National Network

Who would have thought there was a connection between land restoration and success in school? This is precisely what research concerning the Student Conservation Association (SCA) has found.

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SCA, Girl Scouts of the USA Partner to Introduce More Girls to the Wonders of the Outdoors

New York, NY—In the spirit of National Get Outdoors Day on Saturday, June 11, today Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announces the Richard King Mellon Foundation’s $1 million commitment to GSUSA to encourage girls to embrace the outdoors.
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Domtar, SCA to Restore Williams Flowers Waterfront Park in Plymouth, NC

PLYMOUTH, NC – June 7, 2016 – Volunteers from Domtar Corporation and the Student Conservation Association (SCA) will engage in spring cleaning at William Flowers Waterfront Park in Plymouth on Saturday, June 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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Veterans Learn the Basics About Wildland Firefighting

Ravalli Republic
In his 29 years, Philip Dronet had never seen snow.
That changed on this U.S. Navy veteran’s travels to the Bitterroot Valley where he was scheduled to learn about the intricacies of fighting wildfire.
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Meet the New (Acadia) Boss: SCA alumnus Kevin Schneider

Down East
When we talked to Kevin Schneider in April, Acadia’s new superintendent had been on the job just three months.
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Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals Announces SCA's Liz Putnam as National Recreation Leadership Award Winner

The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP) announced today that Liz Putnam, the founding president of the Student Conservation Association (SCA), is the winner of its 2016 National Recreation Leadership Award.
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Why Harvard Encourages Gap Years

The Washington Post
Now that Malia Obama is planning to take a gap year after high school and before starting college at Harvard University in 2017, some questions arise: What exactly do students do while on a gap year? What do colleges think of them?
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SCA Supports Every Kid in a Park Initiative

Student Conservation Association President & CEO Jaime Berman Matyas’ statement on Every Kid in a Park
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Perfect Places, Great Events to Mark Earth Day

Chicago Tribune
by Joan Dittmann, Post-Tribune
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NPS Dir. Jon Jarvis with SCA Ambassador Ayomide Sekiteri

NPS, SCA Expand Centennial Volunteer Ambassadors Program for 2016-17

NPS Renews Partnership with Student Conservation Association to Engage New Audiences, Promote Service and Stewardship for National Park Service’s 100th Anniversary 

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