On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, six Washington DC-based SCA NPS Centennial Volunteer Ambassadors—there are 70 serving nationwide—joined SCA Founder Liz Titus Putnam on stage for a presentation at the Garden Club of America’s annual meeting in the nation’s capital.
They spoke—and embodied—the National Park Service’s Centennial year commitment to connecting with young people across America, and working with SCA to make public lands conservation a priority for the next generation and beyond.
Here they are with a few words on how they and Liz—who...Read more
What does conservation mean to you? What inspires you to visit the parks, forests, and refuges where nature is allowed to thrive? What inspires you to celebrate them? What inspires you to fight to keep them wild and untrammeled always and forever?
Whether it’s the look on a loved one’s face when they crest the hill and take in the view, or the breathtaking view itself, share it. Whether it’s a wild animal in its natural habitat or your family dog enjoying some time on the trail, ...Read more
When Gavin Gardner submitted a set of three national park vignettes to the LEGO Ideas website last spring, he was hardly prepared for the huge and overwhelmingly positive response he got.
Now Gardner’s idea for a set of LEGOs that celebrates America’s national parks has gotten the 10,000 votes it needed to be placed under oﬃcial consideration by the Danish toy company. If all goes well, LEGO national parks could soon be a reality, and maybe even in time for the National Park Service Centennial this August.
Meanwhile, Gardner’s already come up with ideas for...Read more
Next time you’re planning to spend some quality moments with a loved one, whether it’s a longtime sweetheart, an old friend, or somebody you’re just getting to know, take it outside and make it a hike!...Read more
This post was written for Open Spaces, the oﬃcial blog of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It’s part of a monthly series featuring SCA interns writing about their experiences working to promote, protect and study wildlife on public lands all over the United States. Today, Claire Ellwanger checks in from the Chicago Ecological Services Oﬃce.
The search for orchids had begun. We were crouched on our...Read more