by Lauren Kurtz, SCA intern for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.
We asked friends of the Student Conservation Association (SCA) to vote for the cover of our 2017 Calendar, and you responded.
More than 3,600 friends and supporters of SCA cast their vote and we couldn’t be more pleased with the final result.
The winning photo features Olympic National Park, and is a perfect example of the thousands of stunning places SCA’s young volunteers work so hard to protect across the country.
This month, a diverse group of young conservationists from all over Alaska gathered for a weeklong behind-the-scenes look at what goes into managing Kenai Fjords National Park. For the students involved, the event marked the beginning of their 2016 SCA-NPS Academy experience, which, in addition to this one week orientation, will include a three month summer internship at one of Alaska’s many National Park Service sites...Read more
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is busy selecting images for our 2017 Calendar, and we want YOU to help us choose the cover!
Simply select one of the three stunning photographs below before March 22…...Read more
Members of a new generation of American conservationists, as diverse as the nation from which they hail, began a year-long exploration of National Park Service careers this month with the launch of SCA’s 2016 NPS Academy. In its sixth year, the program brings together college students from all regions and all backgrounds for weeklong orientation sessions in Grand Teton and Kenai Fjords National Parks—in Wyoming and Alaska, respectively—before sending them to parks across the...Read more
It’s finally happened.
It only took about 6 decades, but we can now say that there is a conservation-themed video game that features an SCA participant as its Earth-saving hero.
The hero? Luna, a 19-year-old college student and park volunteer who perfected her soil sampling and sapling measuring skills as a member of a SCA Conservation Crew. You...Read more