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Our Programs

Youth Programs

Are you a high school student who is passionate about conservation? Do you like working as part of a team to get things done? Do you just love being outdoors?

Join an SCA camping or commuting crew and plug yourself into SCA’s nationwide network of young conservationists. SCA offers a range of programs for youth ages 15-19. Whether you want to serve in your local community or explore public lands across the country, SCA has something for you! Learn more

Young Adult Programs

Are you a college student or recent graduate age 18 or over with a passion for the environment? Are you ready to travel to new places and take on new challenges? Do you want to find a way to turn your conservation interests into a career?

Whether your dream is to lead public programs as a park ranger, trek the backcountry as a field scientist, or explore new sustainability solutions as an urban planner, SCA has something for you. Learn more

Field Leaders

Ages 21+. Short- and long-term paid positions leading youth or young adults in SCA conservation crews and projects. You won’t just supervise but will mentor, motivate, and inspire. Along the way, you’ll gain experience and expertise in areas as diverse as trail building, habitat restoration, fire management, and visitor outreach. Learn more

 

For Parents

Your child is about to embark on a life-changing experience, where they will have the opportunity to meet new friends, explore potential careers, gain leadership skills, and accomplish hands-on conservation work that will have a lasting impact on the planet.

Stories from the Field

My Face Was Not Eaten by Flies

7 hours 29 min ago
I drop my backpack on the floor, kick off my shoes, grab my towel, and hit the shower. “Thank goodness the day is over,” I say to myself. As I exit the shower, I complain to myself about the “back-breaking” labor, the heat, the dirt, the heavy tools, and the other demands of my job. But yet again, as I... Read more

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