Photo Wall

Photographs from around SCA’s world — see the natural spaces around the nation we are working on, notable SCA members, staff and alumni making news and effecting change in their world. Join the Student Conservation Association as it helps transform young lives and save our most precious natural spaces.

These local students use GPS technology to map park features and trails, pinpoint invasive plants in quest to improve County Parks. Rachel holding an endangered Hawaiian Stilt that she assisted with capturing, banding, and fitting with a tracking device.
SCA alumni from 1960s to 2016 gather on Long Island 6 Outdoor Life Lessons That Every Teen Should Learn Sarah Newsham
SCA Centennial Volunteer Ambassador, Yin Gao, ready for a kayak adventure
Jamie, Liz and Sarah rockin' it on the rocks at Grand Canyon Rosie Lu
Writer Kiki Serantes hikes Zion National Park's famous Narrows trail. Wendy Spencer welcomes participants to the 2016 Points of Light Conference
Kiara "Kiki" Serantes, a SCA Cultural Resources Intern at Zion National Park, cleans up graffiti in one of the park's famous slot canyons.
Liz Putnam, Founder of SCA David Jayo, Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto, and Jay Carter kick off the Let's Move! Outside Pittsburgh initiative. Group of young environmentalists from the FBR Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington Domtar employees join SCA for riverfront cleanup
SCA leader Geovani Caldero leading Find Your Park volunteers SCA youth at Rock Creek Park in DC Michael A. Lanza, outdoor adventurer and creator of, backpacking with his daughter at Grand Canyon National Park.
200 Volunteers Gather on the steps of General Grant National Memorial Young SCA volunteers on the trail at Fort Dupont Park SCA NPS Academy members take in the New York skyline
Olympic National Park USFWS-banded Mississippi Sandhill cranes. Young SCA volunteers restore Greenbelt Park
SCA leader Aaron Gray pulls invasives at an SCA event in San Francisco SCA Centennial Volunteer Ambassador Aurelia Casey welcomes volunteers in NYC
NPS Dir. Jon Jarvis with SCA Ambassador Ayomide Sekiteri 370 volunteers gather below the Verrazano Bridge
American Eagle-SCA Buy One Get One Tree Billboard in Times Square Cape Cod National Seashore SCA climate change intern Nancy Fernandez SCA alumni gathered in NYC
A black footed ferret considers its new habitat. SCA ECC crew at Connetquot State Park on Long Island SCA ECC member takes down dead pine with chainsaw at Connetquot State Park
SCA Excelsior Corps project leaders gathered at their home base in SUNY Morrisville St. Patrick's Day shamrocks Padre Island National Seashore float at recent Mardi Gras parade AmeriCorps members get things done with SCA across the country
The Copper River Delta in Chugach National Forest. Photo source. This long exposure shows stars streaking across the night sky at International Dark Sky certified park Natural Bridges National Monument. SCA Founder Liz Putnam meeting with some of the Centennial Volunteer Ambassadors in Washington DC SCA alum Lauren Ray, aka the Rapping Ranger, has written and performed hip hop odes to each park that she's worked at, starting with Arches National Park where she served as an SCA Intern.
SCA Founder Liz Putnam presented the Robert Marshall Award from the Wilderness Society SCA Centennial Volunteer Ambassador Sally Goldman surveys Little Rock Central High with NPS staff SCA Founder Liz Putnam presented the Robert Marshall Award from the Wilderness Society Katmai National Park LEGO set vignette designed by Park Ranger Gavin Gardner. SCA Alum and former Tennis Pro Leslie Allen at the New York Open Red Ant Pants founder and SCA Alum Sarah Calhoun
Bond with your Valentine's Day sweetheart over a mutual love for the Great Outdoors with these 10 perfect hiking dates. Left: SCA intern and biology masters student Claire Ellwanger prepares for a field survey. Right: An eastern prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera leucophaea). Young Students at Chicagoland doing an exercise with SCA's Urban Treehouse program Red Ant Pants founder and SCA Alum Sarah Calhoun SCA Crewmembers in Chicago help clean up Hegewisch Marsh US veterans from The Mission Continues volunteers at SCA's Find Your park beach cleanup in NYC SCA Excelsior Corps members gather for orientation US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell with SCA Alum Roland Richardson at SCA's Find Your Park Day of Service at Anacostia Park in Washington, DC, in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., January 18, 2016
SCA's Roland Richardson walks with Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell Volunteers gather storm debris along Jamaica Bay Volunteers at SCA's MLK Day of Service at Anacostia Park in Washington, DC SCA Alum Roland Richardson, pictured second from right, spoke to the hundreds of volunteers gathered for a day of service at Anacostia Park Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at the March on Washington, DC in 1963. SCA Board member Ernest C. Wong (inset) and Ping Tom Memorial Park in Chicago SCA Members have been working to protect monarch habitat all over the nation. Photo by docentjoyce via a CC license
Bryce Canyon is blanketed in snow NPS Ranger Millie Jimenez with visitors to Grand Teton National Park The SCA Cafe Press store, shopping via Amazon Smile and Giving to SCA are all ways you can support Conservation this holiday season SCA Crewmembers at a Pittsburgh park SCA Centennial Volunteer Ambassador Jacob Breslin at Shenandoah National Park The Modular Hauler Outdoor Gear Organizer would make a great gift for any gear-loving conservation adventurer. SCA alumni explore Pullman National Monument in Chicago
Forest Service workers battle wildfires in the northwest. SCA provides a pathway to careers in the Forest Service and other Federal Agencies. A hand-painted version of the original Student Conservation Association (SCA) logo. SCA Intern Alex Kirk uses an electro-shocker to stun non-native brook trout in the White River National Forest SCA members survey NYC street trees SCA Alum Parker Davis seen in his Crew days at Mount Rainer in 2010 and at his college graduation this year. SCA Crew in Chilly Slough Wetlands sitting on the Jack leg fence they just completed. SCA Volunteers Gather for Veterans Day service in DC Union Bank employees spreading hay along the steep slopes to help prevent erosion