2014 HeART This City Programs
For the last 7 years, SCA and American Eagle Outﬁtters have hosted Alternative Spring Break service projects in many iconic National Parks. More than 700 students have contributed 23,000 hours of service – planting endangered Joshua trees in Joshua Tree National Park, building hiking trails in the Grand Canyon and restoring vital wildlife habitat in the Everglades, Padre Island, Big Cypress and the Santa Monica Mountains.
This year we wanted to spread some of the love to our urban parks — and why not? Conservation begins there too! We will be undertaking transformational conservation projects in some of our favorite cities (5,000 total hours of service!) and we will also be installing a cool piece of urban art that will inspire all of us to continue to HeART our cities!
Why are we doing this?
Because our parks are amazing, and they need our help. Because you HeART your city! Plus - you’ll get a limited-edition “HeART This City” t-shirt and water bottle, and lunch on us. And you’ll have the chance to win a trip to one of SCA’s other service projects happening all over the country. This is really a one-of-a-kind SCA experience to make a lasting impact on our urban parks. Please join us! Cities and dates are below.
- HeART This City: San Francisco — Sat. March 22 Count me in!
- HeART This City: New Orleans — Saturday April 5th and 6th - registration coming soon
- HeART This City: Chicago — Saturday April 12th - registration coming soon
- HeART This City: Pittsburgh — Sat. April 26 Count me in!
Want another way to help transform your city? Give to SCA today to help empower thousands of students to restore the parks and urban green spaces that make our cities livable. Best part: You could win a trip to come help out at one of the SCA service projects happening in America’s most vibrant cities! Learn more.
Here’s how it works:
- Download the HeART this City frame.
- Snap a photo of what you HeART about your city.
- Post it to AE Instragram #HeARTthisCity.
- Win a chance to join SCA on an important project in a cool city.
Give Now + Enter to Win
Have questions or want to bring a group? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 in Review
For the 2013 Alternative Spring Break (ASB) season, SCA and American Eagle Outﬁtters engaged 120 students from colleges across the country in meaningful hands-on conservation service at two amazing locations: Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida and Santa Monica Mountains, California.
For one-week in March, students were invited to spend spring break 2013 addressing climate and environmental issues related to water quality, habitat loss, endangered species and restoration of changing ecosystems.
ASB Dates and Tracks for 2013
Big Cypress National Preserve ASB Weeks: 3/03/13 - 3/09/13 and 3: 3/17/13 - 3/23/13
Santa Monica Mountains ASB Weeks: 3/10/13 - 3/16/13 and 4: 3/24/13 - 3/30/13
ASB projects included
- Installation of native trees/shrubs/grasses
- Removal of invasive plants
- Native plant seed collection
- Wildlife surveys
- Trail maintenance/brushing
- Forest ﬁre mitigation
2012 Program in Review:
ASB 2012 took place in the Florida Everglades and Joshua Tree National Park. Check out the conservation work and all of their adventures on Follow Me ASB.