By Gerry RisingI suspect that this is going to be a tough time for school and college students seeking summer employment. With formal records indicating one out of ten adults out of work and the real situation even worse, competition for the declining number of jobs available will certainly be ﬁerce.Here is an alternative.
Posted March 28th, 2010 by Kurt Repanshek on National Parks TravelerIt’s a tiny plant, one with a beautiful purple ﬂower, and it just might be one that can be brought back from the brink of extinction.Earlier this month botanists at Grand Canyon National Park were beaming when one of their sentry milk-vetch (Astragalus cremnophylax var. cremnophylax) began to bloom.
“One way to use the web for an internship search is to hone in on the most targeted Web sites for the ﬁeld you hope to pursue. Alexander Altvater, a Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management major who graduated last year from Clemson University, logged onto the Student Conservation Association site to apply for his summer internship at Congaree National Park in South Carolina.
After completing a year of AmeriCorps in New Hampshire, I came to work on staff at SCA headquarters and fell in love with the organization, its mission, and the amazing people that are involved with SCA. Now I’m a graduate student working on my Master of Public Administration in Nonproﬁt Management at Baruch College in Manhattan....Read more
Their morning commute is a 35 minute hike past colossal cacti and under constant sun. Not a Starbucks or a donut shop in sight. Once they arrive, they use some admittedly silly routines to ensure everyone is stretched before they pick up their tools and go to work.This is how every day has started for nearly the past two weeks....Read more
I’ve seen some worn trails but never one like this before.You might think I was still at Grand Canyon but look closely. This is the Garwood Trail at Saguaro National Park East near Tucson. Heavy equestrian use has turned the trail into a trench.This SCA ASB crew — all volunteers from Vermont Academy — has been working for the past week and a half to restore the hazardous trail. In some cases...Read more
I’m sitting here in a park cafeteria that won’t open for another hour, the lights down low and a couple of staffers puttering about. Five for Fighting’s “What Kind of World Do You Want?” is coming out of the ceiling speakers....Read more