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
by Joe Thurston, SCA
At the core of SCA’s mission is our effort to grow and empower the next generation of conservation leaders. Key to any sort of leadership, conservation or otherwise, is civic engagement. One can’t claim to be a leader within a democratic society if one declines to participate in democracy’s defining institution.
Thus, as an organization of people dedicated to creating the strong and well-rounded leaders who will carry America’s conservation legacy forever into the future, we urge...Read more
3 SCA interns recently got to takeover Department of Interior’s Snapchat account for a day as part of AmeriCorps’ social media celebration of their 1 millionth member milestone.
As you might guess, the 3 interns (Anna Gibson, Emilia Schrier, and Alaggio Laurino) in quesion were pretty excited for the opportunity to get to showcase the impact of their SCA AmeriCorps service for DOI’s 500,000 followers. Check out the resulting video and we think you’ll agree that their performance was more than worthy of such a...Read more
Love voting? Angry that after such a long, hard election season, you only get to vote once?
Well, here’s a chance to vote again in a different kind of presidential contest, one that requires a tough choice between 3 equally appealing candidates.
Instead of politicians, you’ll be voting for music videos that were written and performed by SCA members and alumni working at National Park Service presidential parks and historic sites all over the country.
Watch the videos below and ...Read more
By SCA Media Intern David Kopshever
The wolf is perhaps the most misunderstood and polarizing animal species ever encountered by human-kind. Fear, hatred, and demonization of the wolf have deep roots in Western culture. Looking back at American history with the wolf shows why human concepts of morality and ethics should never be imposed upon wild animals. In the wolf’s case, the results have been catastrophic.
Just a few hundred years ago, the wolf was one of the most widespread and successful land mammals of North America. After what one researcher has called “...Read more
By SCA Media Intern David Kopshever
Amalik Bay is a world of contrast. Vibrant green islands and bursting waterfalls reminiscent of a tropical paradise clash with bitter rain and gusts of wind at a moments notice. Spiring cliffs rise 3,000 feet from the ocean and into the clouds. At the base of these ocean cliffs, waist deep water stretches for nearly a mile before dropping off to deeper depths. Throughout Amalik Bay, the extremes of nature are present.
At low tide, the shallow water recedes to reveal vast tidal ﬂats. What were small islands at high tide...Read more