The mission of SCA NH is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the communities and land of New Hampshire through conservation service projects that enhance and protect natural areas and to provide environmental education to promote the understanding and stewardship of these natural areas. SCA New Hampshire (SCA NH) is one of SCA's oldest residential corp programs. The Interns are housed in historic cabins at Bear Brook State Park where they share the joys and struggles of rustic life while dedicating a year of their lives to performing direct service. These highly motivated 18-25 year olds enhance and protect the state’s natural areas as well as provide extensive environmental education. Benefits to corps members include a living allowance, health insurance, an AmeriCorps Education Award and the development of their own leadership and team-building skills. The overall experience develops a strong ethic of active citizenship and practical conservation techniques. Projects served by the SCA NH corps touch the lives of tens of thousands of people. Since its incepting SCA NH has been partnered with the New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation and Volunteer NH (AmeriCorps). Over the years the partnerships have expanded throughout the state to include the White Mountain National Forest, St. Gaudens Historic National Park, conservation commissions, and more. Corps Members spend much of the winter months providing environmental education and service learning programs to elementary and middle school students in Manchester, NH as well as several community nonprofits. During the summer, the members are engaged in conservation service in the form of trail construction and maintenance, campground rehabilitation and historic preservation as well as further environmental education through the NH Park Interpretive program, Discover the Power of the Parks.
contact the SCA NH corps office at six-zero-three -485-2191
or email: Teresa McNamee
TMcNamee "at" thesca "dot" org
During the winter months, Marlee oversees the Environmental Education program, providing support and feedback for corps members as they plan and teach lessons in Manchester schools. When summer comes around and most corps members head out into the field, Marlee works closely with the 6 SCA NH members serving as Interpretive Rangers in NH state parks. Marlee is a native of NH. She has a Master's degree in Environmental Education and is going into her fourth year working with the SCA NH corps. She served as an AmeriCorps member with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps in Denver, Colorado. She is looking forward to another New England winter in the woods of Bear Brook
As the program coordinator, Sue has the responsibility of taking care of all the SCA Bear Brook facilities and is in charge of ordering all food and supplies for the kitchen, bathroom, and member cabins. She will prepare several of the corps’ initial meals and will guide the cooking teams while they learn the ropes of preparing and cooking meals on their own in the kitchen. Sue served as a corps member with the SCA NH corps during the 05’-06’ year and has also spent time serving with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA/City Year. Sue is going into her third year as program coordinator with the SCA NH corps.
Hi, my name is Dylan. I’m 21 and on the cusp of the big 2-2, and I’m from the southern state of Tennessee—though not entirely. I can do 3 pull ups quite easily and I like berries and honey. I’ve been told I sleep too much, but I don’t think I do. In fact, others have said I’m too active. As happy as a bear to be here, and I’m on the look out for porcupines and river otters (you can domesticate them and they’ll catch you fish—both of them). That’s me, Dylan
Hello there. Let’s get started. I was born as a Cancer in the month of July in year of the dragon, 1988. From there on I grew up in northwest Indiana as an ISFJ Meyers-Briggs type. All and all it was a good time that lead me to Butler University and a degree in Biology. And now look where I am, at my first SCA position in the hills of New Hampshire thoroughly enjoying myself and further solidifying my great interest in urban ecology and environmentally based community/education programs. Now that’s a long sentence. I’m happy and looking forward to the future.
I majored in Physics at the University of Florida. During my studies I had the opportunity to learn and work on a fully sustainable organic farm in India. My experiences in India served as an inspiration to continue to live sustainably and to inspire others to do so. This internship through the SCA New Hampshire corps is a great opportunity for me to inspire children, to teach them about their environment, and to serve our nation and future generations through conservation efforts.
Growing up in the beautiful state of Maine with supportive parents and schools introduced me to a strong conservation ethic. I studied Women’s Studies and Sociology at the University of Maine and explored Environmental Sociology for an M.S. at Illinois State University. I love the outdoors, but I’ve never been camping, and I’m thrilled for this amazing opportunity.
After graduating in May 2010 with a B.S. in Natural Resources Management, I returned to my hometown of Frankfort, Michigan. I then worked as a Biological Technician at Sleeping Bear Dunes where I specialized in invasive plant species. I spent 7 months being a “professional weed puller” before coming to New Hampshire for the SCA Conservation corps program. Previously I have worked with the Nature Conservancy and the Michigan DNR.
I am from Athens, Georgia! I graduated in May of 2010 from the University of Georgia with a degree in International Affairs and a Certificate in Environmental Ethics. I have never lived in a place with a snowy, icy winter before, so this is a new experience in every way. I have worked with kids in nature camps and as an intern in Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and I really love helping them to experience the world (and I love hearing the funny things they say!).
I graduate from Miami University in May 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Philosophy in Environmental Studies. I wrote my undergraduate thesis in Environmental Ethics, and I hope to spend my career continuing to explore ways in which humans can relate positively with their environment. When I am not on SCA NH corps, I am a sports camp director in Centerville, Ohio. One day I hope to work as an interpretive ranger with the National Park Service. I <3 the SCA.
I am somewhat of an unlikely candidate to be in the position I am currently in. I am lazy, unambitious, apathetic, and generally dislike. I am irresponsible and extremely ugly. People often reel in fright then snicker upon introduction to me before apologizing and telling me how sorry they are for delighting in my misfortune. Hah-hah, just kidding. I’m pretty much awesome in every way. I was given the key to the city at age 9 for solving the state-wide “cackling tree-weevil” epidemic of 1998. At age 13, I entered Harvard on a French-Calculus-Culinary triple major where I eventually came to edit the Harvard Law Review in my spare time whilst juggling prior commitments of public appearances promoting my line of semi-autobiographical self-help books of how to date celebrities, as well as ribbon-cutting ceremonies at newly-opened professional sports stadiums and national monuments. After graduating Magna Cum Laude with two and a half Masters’ Degrees in five semesters, I toured around Europe dissolving Eastern Bloc Countries into functioning democracies. I was eventually offered the esteemed position of SCA NH High School Leader and immediately dropped my schedule to participate.
I, Stephanie Dax, was born on March 4, 1988 – so you can do the math for my current age. SCA NH corps is my first SCA position though I think it will be a good one. I graduated from New York University in May 2010 with majors in History and Film Production. Though very interested in both those fields, place-based education is my true passion particularly when costumes are involved.
I am a twenty-five year old Liberal Arts major at Purdue University with a passion for the environment and environmental conservation work. I served the SCA through the V. S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Main Coastal Islands, spending 3 months at and around Acadia National Park in the fall of 2010.
I am a charming young man from New Jersey with a passion for life, nature, and community service. I enjoy music, art, poetry, and spending time with friends. I am currently serving as an Interpretive Ranger with SCA NH corps. This is my second term of service with the SCA, and I am looking forward to another awesome experience.
My name is Lizzy Cantor. I am born and raised in Los Angeles and graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz. I love working with kids and educating the general public and would like to have a career in environmental education. I believe everyone has a responsibility to the earth and that everything is connected and so have taught lessons on things as diverse as tide pool animals to plastic pollution to religion and ecology, with the hope that people will look at the world a different way and live their lives with greater respect to the systems that sustain us.