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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Opportunities to serve the planet

News & Blog

Student Conservation Association All Women Crew at Indiana Dunes
November 5, 2018

After six months of restoring trails and killing invasive plants at Chicago parklands, an 11-woman group of volunteers said planting native grasses at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore was a treat...

November 1, 2018

On May 15, 2016, thousands of soon-to-be graduates, donned in cap and gown, lined Syracuse University’s Carrier Dome and eagerly awaited the next step: the start of their professional careers....

Emigrant National Historic Trail in Wyoming by Bob Wick, BLM.
October 30, 2018

The summer heat, humidity, and mosquitos were relentless for Sam Johnson and his SCA crew. Still, they had a job to do: install 100 stone steps along a muddy stretch of the Appalachian Trail in...