2014 Upcoming 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!
Please join us! This is really a one-of-a-kind SCA experience to make a lasting impact on our urban parks. Cities and dates are below. Check back to register.
- San Francisco — Saturday March 22th
- New Orleans — Saturday April 5th and 6th
- Chicago — Saturday April 12th
- Pittsburgh — Saturday April 26th
Questions? Email SCARecruiting@thesca.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.