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Teens cleaning up Gateway National Recreation Area with Student Conservation Association

NY Daily News

These students don’t need video games; this summer, they’re getting a firsthand look at the real-life ravages of a superstorm.Dozens of high school students have spent their summer earning minimum wage to clear debris, paint and perform other chores along Jamaica Bay as part of the Sandy...Read more

Teens attend Green Jobs Day at Johnson Controls

WDJT-TV, CBS-58
MILWAUKEE — Green Jobs Day at Johnson Controls gave Milwaukee area teenagers the opportunity to learn more about careers in renewable energy.
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Teenagers working on trails

The Dispatch

Infusions of grant money and youthful energy are once again helping Mount Rainier National Park shape up this summer.

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Teen gives his all in name of conservation

Lake County News-Sun

Re-posted fromThe Lake County News-SunHere’s a shout-out to Geoffrey Clark of Zion for lending nature a helping hand.The 18-year-old high-school student spent a month working for the Student Conservation Association on the Blue Ridge Parkway in West Virginia near the Appalachian Trail.The...Read more

These local students use GPS technology to map park features and trails, pinpoint invasive plants in quest to improve County Parks.

Technology on the Trails

As the summer sun burned off the morning fog, a team of students led this day by 16-year-old Maria Contreras left the visitor center at San Pedro Valley County Park on a mission: find English ivy and other invasive...Read more

Take a Hike and Explore your Identity

Huffpost Voces

by Tomás Deza

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Summer Student Conservation workers get job done

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Every summer, thousands of low-income youths across the nation work on public lands on Student Conservation Association crews. They build and clear trails, clean garbage dumps, plant and tend trees and remove invasive growth.

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Summer Program Sows Seeds of Learning

The Courier-Post
 
On the first Friday in August, National Park Service rangers gathered with teenagers from North Philadelphia and Camden to celebrate the end of a new summer program, one that takes urban gardening and adds a dose of history and adventure.
 
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Summer plans come full circle for student

The Baltimore Sun

By Sarah FisherEven as classroom doors are locked and hallways swept for the final time this school year, many parents look forward to summer break as an additional opportunity to nudge their children into enrichment classes, summer camps and service projects.This summer, Alex Caldwell, a 16-...Read more

Summer jobs will help bridge a gap in the Oxon Hill project

Washington Post

By Andrew Waite, The Gazette, Thursday, February 17, 2011 …linkFast-food cups float into a part of the Oxon Run creek behind Forest Heights Elementary School on Talbert Drive. Beaten-down grass marks a makeshift pedestrian and bike trail.

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