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Long Beach Daily Breeze

Growing up in suburban Los Angeles, the sun was almost always out, and beaches, forests, mountains, hiking trails and lakes were never too far away.

Somehow though, this outdoor paradise was lost on me and my Asian Americans friends. When I wasn’t in school, I was over-studying in my...Read more

Internships are good way to become park ranger

Carlsbad Current Argus

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

Although park rangers come from many different educational backgrounds, the journey to earn the coveted brown hat and shiny badge is arduous. Many jobs within the National Park Service are seasonal and it takes a...Read more

Hamtramck Community Cleanup w/SCA & Destination America 6/20

(HAMTRAMCK, MI.)—Hamtramck firefighters, school employees and others dedicated to restoring Veterans Park are getting an extra hand – in fact, hundreds of them. The Student Conservation Association (SCA), the national leader in youth service and...Read more

Adventurous Auburnite a Yosemite ‘bear intern’

Auburn Journal

At 18 years of age, Auburn resident Jessica Hadley is well-acquainted with the wild, wooly fauna of the American outback.
The daughter of lifelong environmentalists, she’s been stalking bears and watching wolves from a distance since childhood, but this summer she’s been enlisted by...Read more

SCA and American Eagle Outfitters Take Top Cause Marketing Prize

(CHICAGO, IL) May 29, 2014 —- The Student Conservation Association (SCA) and American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) today won a Golden Halo Award at the 12th annual Cause Marketing Forum Conference in Chicago, IL.  SCA, the nation’s only youth conservation force...Read more

We must all step up to transform Detroit

The Detroit News

I’m 18 years old and I have already seen Detroit at its worst. But I’ve also seen the powerful effect that community service can have on my hometown. If more people would give their time to make this city better, we could transform it into the vibrant metropolis that it...Read more

Volunteers beautify Lake Houston Wilderness Park

Houston Chronicle

Volunteers from throughout the Greater Houston area provided a little sweat labor recently to beautify areas of Lake Houston Wilderness Park in New Caney.

More than 75 volunteers converged on the park on April 12 to help install park benches, build and install bat boxes and bird...Read more

SCA and Southwest Airlines Restore Trinity River Habitat

DALLAS, TXApril 28, 2014—For more than four decades, Southwest Airlines has demonstrated a strong commitment to the city of Dallas, and, today, that dedication was on full display as...Read more

Q&A: Jon Jarvis

Q: With the National Park Centennial less than two years away, what are the biggest challenges the Park Service faces?

I’ll mention a couple of things. From a resources standpoint, from a conservation standpoint, I think climate change is the greatest threat we have to the...Read more

College Students Plant Career Seeds in National Parks

Knoxville News Sentinel

GATLINBURG — Most of them had never before been to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For some, it was their very first hike. The fog and the hemlock forest reminded< Jimena Diaz of her hometown of Seattle, Wash.  A student at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, Diaz hopes to fi...Read more

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