A Cleaner and Greener Detroit: Conservation Leadership Corps Wraps Up Six-Week Teen Employment Program

Press Release

One hundred and ten high school students from Detroit spent their summer landscaping, planting and pruning hundreds of trees, building and maintaining miles of trails, constructing native timber benches, removing invasive plants, repairing drainage and erosion issues, and constructing a ...Read more

A Conservation Visionary At Last Honored By Obama Today

by Jess Leber August 04, 2010 09:19 AM (PT) Topics: Environmental Activism, Forests, WildlifeThe year was 1955, long before national service had a model in the Peace Corps, and more than a decade before Earth Day even existed.Liz, then a senior at Vassar College, read a magazine article...Read more

SCA Invasive plant removal interns ponder the enormity of their task at Kenai Fjords National Park

A Day in the Life at Kenai Fjords NP

Seward City News

I wake up every day and walk outside into a postcard. Kenai Fjords National Park is one of the most spectacular natural places I have ever seen.

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A Day in the Life of an SCA Intern

Seward City News

Source: Seward City NewsThe Student Conservation Association (SCA) mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders by engaging young people in hands-on internship opportunities.The best part about day-to-day life as a SCA Intern is that you’re never quite sure what you’ll be...Read more

A door opens on North Side

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Quincy Kofi Swatson grew up in Manchester in the ’90s when the influence of crack and gangs was at its peak. He and his friends saw their peers following the path of the few male role models they knew.

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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.

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A proud legacy

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette


LITTLE ROCK — Until a year ago, I had never set foot in a national park. Now, I’m taking my first step toward a park career. My journey has been influenced by many, and my goal now is to do the same for others.
As a...Read more

A Q&A with Artist Nina Palomba

Nina Palomba has a website full of her doodles and creations. But for her latest project, she worked on a much grander scale.

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A Story of Conservation and Leadership: Jeff Chen '06

SCA Video

The best ideas are often inspired by nature. Mine came to me while I served as an SCA intern at Yosemite. Watch a video that shares my story of conservation and leadership.
SCA enabled me to understand the connection between myself and my impact on the land. And I gained the skills and...Read more

A Talk with Smokies Trails Supervisor Tobias Miller

Mountain Xpress

By Danny Bernstein - © 2009 Mountain XpressNot all Gen-Xers take years to figure out what they want to do with their lives. Tobias Miller, now 36, has known since high school that he wanted to work outdoors. As South District maintenance-worker supervisor for the Great Smoky Mountains National...Read more


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