Olympic National Park, volunteer group mark anniversaries

Peninsula Daily News

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — At least 50 people packed the auditorium at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center on Tuesday to celebrate the joint anniversary of the park and the Student Conservation Association, or SCA.Park staff and numerous SCA members, both past and present, turned out to hear...Read more

Public invited to ONP anniversary event

Sequim Gazette

The last week of June marks both the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Olympic National Park and the 56th anniversary of the founding of the Student Conservation Association (SCA). On June 29, 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill establishing Olympic National Park...Read more

Service camps for teens gain in popularity

The Washington Post

…Adam Young, 16, a student at Woodrow Wilson High School in the District, was on the hunt for ways to fulfill his community service requirement, “but I wanted to do it in a fun way,” he said.Adam was intrigued by the prospect of working with the Student Conservation Association, a national...Read more

SCA and American Eagle Join Up For Service Event at Riverside Park

SCA and American Eagle Join Up For Service Event at Riverside Park

On the morning of June 4th, over 100 employee volunteers from American Eagle Outfitters joined SCA members and crew leaders for a waterfront clean-up at Riverside Park in Manhattan.

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To Get a Green Job, Don't Just Look for an Office Internship

According to numerous studies, the two skills most valued by employers are teamwork and trainability. This is why internships are so popular: they provide evidence for both.But an office internship is not the only way to demonstrate these desirable qualities.

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Secretary Jewell Announces Youth Corps to Help Restore NY/NJ Parks after Sandy

U.S. Department of the Interior

QUEENS, NY — As part of President Obama’s commitment to expand employment opportunities for youth, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today launched the “National Parks of New York Harbor Conservation and Resiliency Corps,” a partnership with the City of New York and the Student Conservation...Read more

These campers make us all happy

NH Union Leader

Six hundred and seventy tires dumped at Rock Rimmon are now gone, thanks to a group of Manchester high school students and their mentors from the Student Conservation Association.

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Alaska Community Crew Members

Young Alaskans Go To Work Outdoors

Alaska Public Media

Working outdoors was an easy sell for Zimmerman, but she says being a part of the Student Conservation Association has pushed her to do more, like being a leader and taking on responsibility.

“I kind of feel like I’ve gone from being a younger girl to being a lady,” says Zimmerman. “...Read more

SCA Member Jay Carter in his element

Preserve the power of America's parks

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This story originally appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. You can read it in full here.I grew up in Hazelwood, never imagining that our national parks would be relevant to my life, much less central to my ambitions and to my hopes for my city.

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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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