(SALEM, NH) August 8, 2011-The Student Conservation Association (SCA), a national leader in youth service and stewardship, and EarthShare, a national environmental non-profit network recently teamed up to provide hands-on conservation opportunities for an ADP Inc.
Youth Conservation Leadership on Display at Denali National Park(DENALI NATIONAL PARK, AK) August 11, 2011—-U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), capped her “best of Alaska” tour with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Sen.
There are so many random things going on right now in the world of Yosemite wildlife. Variety is the spice of life, and it is definitely keeping life exciting.
The bears are generally eating natural food sources right now, which is great. We have been watching them eat apples, blackberries, and scouring logs for insects. The apples are blooming but are not quite ripe for human consumption....Read more
Base camp is where climbers begin their climb on Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America at 20,320 ft. Base camp is at 7,200 ft on the Kahiltna Glacier. Denali National Park and Preserve Mountaineering Rangers from the Talkeetna Ranger Station are camped here during the climbing season from late April until early July....Read more
More than 80 SCA presenters, panelists, members and alumni ﬂew the SCA ﬂag at Outdoor Nation’s recent Summer Summits.
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