Valentine’s Day is typically full of candies, heart shaped boxes, and pink and red decorations. For our CLC leaders though we felt that our day should be filled with hikes to a cemetery, ghost stories, and elaborate treasure hunts. Even though our plans for the day may have seemed very “ non-traditional “ and “out of season”, we were excited to share our eccentric ideas with our members. But before we started with our activities we had to present our member of the week, Evan Brennen-White! He was a little embarrassed when we presented a small slide with...Read more
As Conservation Stewarts and Leaders of the environment we take pride in taking hands on action to help bring significant change to our planet. One of the most inﬂuence movements to bring significant change to this world is the movement for sustainable food. Of course it goes without saying that food is the basis for life and therefore as Stewarts of this planet we felt that it was important to participate in New England’s NOFA event. NOFA is the Northeast Organic Farming Association, an Association that actively promotes regenerative, ecologically sound gardening, farming and land...Read more
We were excited to finally meet our returning members. This was our first event as the new Manchester CLC crew and we were anxious to get a taste of how interacting with high school members would actually be like. Well, the event was a blast! We played games, we ate great snacks, and we got to interact with some very excited high school community crew members! The members were very excited to meet us as well, we were happy to let them all know a little bit about ourselves and also get to play some games that they were familiar with. After getting beaten in gypsy soccer we gathered around a...Read more
Join SCA for our December ConSERVE NYC event at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx on Saturday, December 7th!
Van Cortlandt Park is the third-largest park in New York City, and contains over 20 miles of trails. Volunteers will be working on the park’s Cross Country Trail, building water bars to divert stormwater and prevent erosion.
On September 4th, Portland had its town kick-off meeting for Solarize Portland. We weren’t sure what to expect for attendance, but over 60 people showed up, 37 of them wanting a solar consultation! Solarize works by selecting a single installer who has been vetted by the Town and running a 4-month long campaign to sign up as many people as possible for residential solar....Read more
Written by Joseph Thurston
How does one go from conducting graduate research in Religious Studies at the University of Chicago to restoring endangered cuckoo species habitat as a professional Restoration Technician at a research station in Southern California, all in the span of a single year?
Caleb Sanders recently managed just such a transition, and he began it by simply signing up to volunteer in...Read more
Written by Frances Harte, SCA Foundation Relations Specialist
“Whether experienced in a wilderness setting, a suburban backyard, or a city park, the natural environment offers a vital medium for self-discovery and an enhanced sense of self-worth and personal identity.”
This was the conclusion that Stephen Kellert and his research team reached in 1998 with their large scale and highly inﬂuential work, “A National Study of Outdoor Wilderness Experience.” Dr. Kellert, the Tweedy Ordway Professor Emeritus of Social Ecology at Yale University’s School of...Read more
SCA Alumni Council member Daniel Dryburgh is a strong believer in the transformative power of outdoor immersion and conservation service. He hopes to use his digital media chops and conservation community connections to help make powerful nature experiences truly accessible to people from all backgrounds and communities....Read more
It’s early, really early, but a warm sea breeze, an ATV ride through a dark tunnel of sea grapes, and a magnificent, multi-hued sunrise have already combined to make my 5:30 AM wake-up time feel more than worth it. Reaching the start point of my survey, I begin checking marked nests for signs of hatchlings or predators. At a recently hatched green sea turtle nest scheduled for a Nest Productivity Assessment (NPA), mosquitos and no-see-ums bite my neck as I kneel to dig for the clutch. Working against gravity to clear away sand, I expose a small, animate ﬂipper. Fully uncovered, the...Read more