60th Anniversary

The year 2017 marked the Student Conservation Association’s 60th Anniversary. Sixty years encompasses an important stretch of history, for SCA and our country. During this period, Americans went to war several times, worked for civil rights and the health of our planet, saw technology advance exponentially, and experienced wave after wave of important cultural, societal, economic and political shifts.

As we look back and remember, what becomes abundantly clear is that while times change, SCA remains a stalwart presence for conservation and our country. The young people with whom we work gain an adeptness, an ability to press beyond whatever challenge comes next. Travel with us, as we recall the highlights of our first six decades.


Dumbarton Oaks crew.

At Dumbarton Oaks Park: A Youth Conservation Crew’s Trail to Success

Last summer, a trail crew was hard at work in Rock Creek Park, completing multiple restoration projects to enhance…

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Student Conservation Association to Host Tree Talk – A Community Conversation On March 25

WHITING, Ind. – The Student Conservation Association (SCA), bp America and the City of Whiting is hosting Tree Talk,…

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Student Conservation Association Selects Lidia Soto-Harmon As New President And CEO

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) today announced that its Board of Directors unanimously…

Grizzly bear and cubs

Grizzly Bears Roar Their Way to Top

It was one of the tightest calendar cover races in SCA history! But grizzly bears received the most votes from our…

The Greatest Woman We Know

The more you learn about the Student Conservation Association’s founder, Liz Putnam, the more you are in awe of her…

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Working for Water

As one of Earth’s most abundant and precious natural resources, water is vital for a healthy and sustainable planet….

Alaska women's crew in front of Denali sign.

Women in Conservation

Women have always led the way at the Student Conservation Association (SCA). Starting with a movement launched by the…

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Student Conservation Association Announces Four New Board Members And Names New Board Leadership

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) today announced the appointments of four new board…

Snow-covered Arches National Park

Find Your Adventure This Winter

Even though summer reigns supreme for travel, winter brings its own unique experiences for every level of outdoor…

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Preserving Black History

In celebrating Black History Month, we reflect on defining moments where courageous individuals stood up to injustice…

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