Cover: Natural Bridges Nat’l Monument, known for its starry nights, NPS/David W. Frank
Sure. You could spend a few months serving the planet with an SCA internship at a world famous national park, working around tourists, instagramming well-known geysers in your spare time. Your friends back home will check their phones and be all like, “Oh. Look at that. Taylor’s hanging out at Yellowstone or something. That’s cool.”
SCA’s NPS Academy 2014 is off and running! Hundreds of college students have converged on four national parks to get a first-hand view of what careers in the National Park Service (NPS) are all about.
This year, more than 120 students from diverse backgrounds are visiting Grand Teton, Great Smoky Mountains, Alaska’s Kenai Fjords and National Parks of New York Harbor. But, as most SCA NPS Academy members will tell you, they are really learning much more than professional possibilities.
“With all the experiences we shared with one another, we soon became a family of...Read more
SCA teamed up with the National Park Service at Gateway National Recreation Area to organize the largest ConSERVE NYC event to date, bringing over 100 volunteers to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on March 1st to continue the storm recovery process....Read more
A Blog, written by Hailee (aka Master Mattress Pavi-Pav), that is loosely based off of Bob Dylan’s lovely song “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,” in lieu of the wondrous rain Jawbone has ﬁnally received!
Oh, where have you been, my DRC crew?
And where have you been, my lil’ dusty ones?
I’ve sat in the wet soil of a Cottonwood oasis,
Surrounded by the thirst of desert deprived.
I’ve found...Read more
The Hitch of the Double Hack
- It is a silly thing when you think about it, really… Seeing how long you and your crew can keep a sack ﬁlled with sand in the air, using only your feet. That is the point of hacky sack though; little rules and a lot of movement make the game fun. There are a few things to shoot for when you play however, like getting a “hack.” Only after everyone takes part in keeping the bag up have you reached a single hack, accomplishing a basic goal of “hacky sack.” -
At the start of this hitch a goal was set, so lofty and...Read more
Southwest Airlines employees blew in from the frigid Chicago weather to give back to local nonproﬁts inside the tropical Garﬁeld Park Conservatory on Wednesday. After an engaging presentation from Annette Prince, an SCA alum and director of the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors, a chorus of hammers rang out as the volunteers began the surprisingly challenging task of constructing birdhouses....Read more