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Internships are good way to become park ranger

Carlsbad Current Argus

CARLSBAD >> Ever wonder how to pursue a career as a park ranger?

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Interns are for the bats!

Glasgow Kentucky

By Vickie Carson, Photo credit: Ann Griggs(MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK - August 26, 2010) Did your summer involve night-vision goggles, infra-red LEDs, and acoustic transects?

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Interior Secretary and NPS Director to Join 500 SCA Volunteers for MLK Day Clean-Up of Anacostia River

(WASHINGTON, DC) January 11, 2016 – Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis will join more than 500 young volunteers from throughout the Capital region to conduct an extensive Anacostia River clean-up and honor the memory of Martin Luther...Read more

Inner City Teenagers Take a Whack at Invasive Plants

First Coast News

In the heavy humidity Wednesday, crews in a park near Crescent Beach ripped out Chinese tallow trees and Brazilian pepper plants.”Brazilian pepper is one of the worst plant species in the entire state of Florida,” Forrest Penny explained. Penny is with the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National...Read more

In Conservation, Youths’ Actions Speak Loudest

SCA

Editor’s note: Many in the conservation community responded with a collective “Oh, really?” when recent reports indicated young people today don’t feel the same imperative to act on behalf of the environment as previous generations. News accounts referred to a “particularly steep decline...Read more

SCA Community crew members working mulch on Earth Day 2013

In Chicago, parks are on the upswing

Grist

Little Village, streets tightly clenched with two-flats and bodegas, is one of Chicago’s most densely populated neighborhoods. Residents call it the “Mexico of the Midwest,” as it serves as an entry port for Mexican immigrants.

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In a Jam-Packed City, an Escape in 10,000 Acres of Wetlands, Forests and Trails

The New York Times

On a recent morning, Ebenezer and four other students were laboring over a rutted stretch of a dirt trail that winds along the Bronx River as part of their summer jobs with the Student Conservation Association, a nonprofit that is working with the Natural Areas Conservancy. Ebenezer drilled...Read more

Improving Nonprofits' Service to Veterans Who Served Their Country

SCA

Penn St, Student Conservation Association Develop “Vets-Centric” Assessment Tool; Enables Orgs to Identify Strengths, Barriers Affecting Veterans Relationships(WASHINGTON, D.C.) November 8, 2012 —- As large numbers of military veterans transition back to civilian life, they bring certain...Read more

Hyde Park Green Team Teens Tackle Sherrin Woods

City of Boston

Source: City of BostonA group of a dozen local teenagers recently celebrated their graduation from a unique summer program after spending six weeks working as a “Green Team” tasked with maintaining and improving the Sherrin Woods Urban Wild in Hyde Park.Overseen by the Boston Parks and...Read more

Hunterdon County teens spend the summer building trails

MyCentralJersey

By Walter O’BrienThe New Jersey Green Team of the Student Conservation Association, a national organization whose mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders, showed off its summer’s work to the Hunterdon County Board of Freeholders at Tuesday’s meeting.John...Read more

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