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SCA Alumna Goes for Thru-Hiking's Triple Crown

(East Glacier, MT) June 23, 2016 – It’s an elite feat requiring elite feet, as well as stamina, skill and smarts. 
 
The Triple Crown of Thru-Hiking is only achieved by traversing the Pacific Crest Trail, the Appalachian Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail, each in...Read more

Meet the SCA Alum Who's Turning Point Reyes National Seashore 100% Green

My name is Dale Dualan. I grew up in Modesto, California, a Central Valley town. We had a simple life. My parents came from the rural Philippines. They taught me to appreciate what we have, the things we take for granted: clean air, clean water, good food. When I went to college, I realized...Read more

Discover the Power of Parks in NH

ALLENSTOWN, N.H. — The 2016 Discover the Power of Parks nature programs will begin the last weekend in June and continue into the fall to help connect the public with nature in the park.
 
From Lake Umbagog in the north to Hampton Beach in the south, the program is free...Read more
SCA youth at Rock Creek Park in DC

Restoring Lands and Transforming Lives

Green Schools National Network

Who would have thought there was a connection between land restoration and success in school? This is precisely what research concerning the Student Conservation Association (SCA) has found. In partnership with the Search Institute, a globally-recognized...Read more

SCA, Girl Scouts of the USA Partner to Introduce More Girls to the Wonders of the Outdoors

New York, NY—In the spirit of National Get Outdoors Day on Saturday, June 11, today Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announces the Richard King Mellon Foundation’s $1 million commitment to GSUSA to encourage girls to embrace the outdoors. Over the next two years, the funding will help launch...Read more

Domtar, SCA to Restore Williams Flowers Waterfront Park in Plymouth, NC

PLYMOUTH, NC – June 7, 2016 – Volunteers from Domtar Corporation and the Student Conservation Association (SCA) will engage in spring cleaning at William Flowers Waterfront Park in Plymouth on Saturday, June 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Domtar employees and their families will...Read more

Veterans Learn the Basics About Wildland Firefighting

Ravalli Republic
In his 29 years, Philip Dronet had never seen snow.
 
That changed on this U.S. Navy veteran’s travels to the Bitterroot Valley where he was scheduled to learn about the intricacies of fighting wildfire.
 
His crew of Student Conservation Association...Read more

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

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