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Building the next generation of conservation leaders

7 out of 10 SCA alumni are in careers or studies that make the planet more sustainable.

This year, members volunteered 1.5 million hours of conservation service to public lands.

SCA experiences strengthen life skills that are crucial to prospering in school, work and home.

SCA volunteers served in all 50 states including the top 35 most visited National Park sites and America’s top 12 leading cities

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News & Blog

  • GulfCorps Restoration Initiative Continues

    GulfCorps Restoration Initiative Continues

    Now in its 6th Season, the GulfCorps Conservation Crew is hard at work in Alabama and Texas. Since 2018, the SCA has been partnering with The Nature Conservancy, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, The Corps Network and a host of local partners to restore the coastline along the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Fueled by Fire

    Fueled by Fire

    The SCA will be expanding its wildland fire management work in 2023. Last year, we piloted all-women firefighting teams with the National Park Service in Alaska. Known as “hotshot crews,” these teams are highly skilled, mobile units that excel in all phases of wildland fire management.

  • MLK Day of Service

    MLK Day of Service

    To honor the life and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Student Conservation Association partnered with the Friends of Anacostia Park and the National Park Service to host the MLK Day of Service litter cleanup event on Jan. 16 along the Anacostia River at Anacostia Park in Washington, D.C.


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