I’m not going to lie; I wasn’t all that excited about camping on Cape Island last Wednesday night. I mean sure, I probably should have been excited about going camping for the first time in my life. But the thunderstorms that were ripping through the area for the past two nights before this “life altering” camping trip were giving me second thoughts....Read more
Well, now that we’ve gotten the first week of craziness out of the way, it’s time to circle back around to all of those little details like who I am and why this blog even exists.
I’ve had kind of circuitous route through the old education system to end up here in the SCA. I started out my college career at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio studying wildlife sciences....Read more
When I started my SCA position in August 2010 as a Volunteer Coordinator, I had no idea how critical volunteers were to the operations of the park service. They care for trails, assist visitors, keep the park clean, and a whole host of other things....Read more
Well, I have about two weeks left at my site before I head back to the Lone Star state for school. I cannot believe how fast this summer went. I know I was saying that a month ago…but sheesh!
Some projects are winding down at the refuge as well. We started dove banding early in July and we have about two weeks left....Read more
Going from a crew member to intern to now crew leader apprentice is tough enough but trying to balance being a leader while being a “friend” is even more diﬃcult. But like all things involving SCA it is a challenge and I accepted it with a open mind.
My crew this year was built up of 10 wonderful strong-willed teenagers and two hard working crew leaders....Read more
My name is Steven. This summer I have been in HOT-lanta and boy is it hot. My internship has been at the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s Southeast Regional Oﬃce in Atlanta working in Visitor Services and Outreach.
During my internship, I have had the opportunity to visit field sites throughout the region....Read more
So I went hiking through the forest the other day on Bulls Island.
Beautiful is all I can say! I’ve never experienced such a place that was so beautiful and preserved in its original state. The way the trees bristled and the way the pines stretched for what seemed like miles above my head....Read more
The Minnesota Odonata Survey, represented by its founder and most endearing expert, visited the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center (PWLC) this past Saturday. Kurt Mead, a master naturalist and author of the most comprehensive guides to Minnesota Dragonﬂies and Damselﬂies (Order Odonata) was holding a workshop on the refuge....Read more
(CHARLESTOWN, NH) July 14, 2011-The Student Conservation Association (SCA), the nation’s leading conservation service organization for youth, recently presented its “Serving Youth Serving Nature” Partner Award to Lamar Gore.Gore, the Chief of Diversity and Civil Rights in the Northeast Regional Oﬃce of the U.S.
This week we have been focused on capturing an untagged sow and possibly her cubs. The sow has been getting in to packs and getting near developed areas too frequently. We would like to put a radio collar on the sow and at least tag the cubs....Read more