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
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