Going Half-Way

The Non-Profit Times

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) allows high school and college students on conservation projects, like restoring national parks and urban green spaces, across the country. The Charlestown, N.H.-based organization has the students send personal, handwritten thank-you letters to mid-...Read more

Getting to know a local park a little bit better

Mother Nature Network

By Allie Taylor, SCA Crew Leader, for MNN.comSCA is employing Milwaukee teens to maintain county parksHAPPY TRAILS: A bridge that crosses a lush ravine in Milwaukee’s Lake Park where the SCA summer crew will restore and maintain trails.

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Gary workshop teaches benefits of rain barrels


Visitors to the recent Rain Barrel and Rain Garden Workshop at the Douglas Environmental Center in Gary gained more than just information about recycling water and building a rain garden. They also learned exactly what to plant in those gardens, and received a rain barrel for their home.

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Future conservationists help out at Heinz refuge

Philadelphia Inquirer
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FSU grad finds inspiration in nature, internship

Source: tallahassee.comTallahassee native Neal George recalls spending many a summer day enjoying the city’s great outdoors.“My parents would say, ‘OK, that’s enough TV for the day, go outside,’ ” he said. “So I would go.”All that time spent outside didn’t go to waste.

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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.

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From NASA to the Vatican: 10 Amazing Internships

Business News

Sick of waiting tables at the local crab shack over summer break?

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From City Block to Teton Rocks: Bronx-Born Ranger Inspires Young Parkgoers

NBC News

Jimenez, the daughter of Mexican immigrants who began working at Grand Teton in 2014, grew up in the bustling Little Italy neighborhood of the Bronx. A trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park through the NPS Academy, a joint workforce diversity initiative of the Park Service and Student...Read more

Former Collegiate Runners Make Impact with SCA

Keene Equinox

Photo by brewbooks - cc deedBy Cody Guerrero - Equinox StaffIt certainly isn’t uncommon for the college or even the professional athlete to make a difference outside of their sport. For former KSC cross-country runners Patrick Craven and Sean Gavagahn that is exactly the case.Craven and...Read more

Five questions with Courtney Hayes

The Frederick News-Post

Courtney Hayes, of Frederick, recently volunteered with the national Student Conservation Association, which provides high school and college students with opportunities to promote environmental stewardship through community service.

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