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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. Schneider, 40, comes to Maine from a gig as deputy superintendent at Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park, following stints in Yellowstone, New Mexico’s White Sands National Monument,...Read more

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.
 
Each year, the SORP Board of Directors presents...Read more

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?
 
The answers are: There are myriad...Read more

Perfect Places, Great Events to Mark Earth Day

Chicago Tribune
by Joan Dittmann, Post-Tribune
 
Earth Day is officially on April 22 but the celebrations have already begun and continue this weekend and beyond. These Earth Day events bring opportunities to enjoy the special aspects of spring, learn more about the...Read more

SCA Supports Every Kid in a Park Initiative

Student Conservation Association President & CEO Jaime Berman Matyas’ statement on Every Kid in a Park
 
As the Student Conservation Association increases the number of young Americans empowered through hands-on service-learning in national parks and...Read more
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 

 
WASHINGTON, DC – One...Read more
American Eagle-SCA Buy One Get One Tree Billboard in Times Square

American Eagle Supports SCA with "Buy One, Get One Tree" Earth Day Campaign

American Eagle Outfitters Supports Student Conservation Association with “Buy One, Get One Tree” Campaign
To Celebrate Earth Day, Promotion Aims to Donate 100,000 Trees  
 
(WASHINGTON, DC) April 15,...Read more
Cape Cod National Seashore

Find Your Park, Find Yourself

Cape Cod Times

Cape Cod is one of the most popular destinations in all of Massachusetts. People endure hours in their cars for a single moment on its shores. But how many of us really know this place?

Most visitors, and even many locals, are unaware of the Cape’s native Wampanoag culture. Or that...Read more

SCA climate change intern Nancy Fernandez

What Meriwether Lewis's Journals Tell Us About Today's Climate

Portland Tribune
In early March 1806, the Corps of Discovery led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark waited out the winter at Fort Clatsop, near the mouth of the Columbia River five miles southwest of present-day Astoria.
 
They had succeeded in reaching the Pacific but wouldn’t return...Read more

Jean Lafitte Park Keeps Us Connected

New Orleans Times-Picayune
When I led eco-tours in the Virgin Islands, I thought I’d found my dream job. I got to live in a paradise and share the wonders of nature. But the more I saw behind-the-scenes – the resource consumption, the excess waste, the hidden ecological toll – the more I realized that I was part...Read more

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