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.

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 SCA Crewmembers at a Pittsburgh park
SCA Centennial Volunteer Ambassador Jacob Breslin at Shenandoah National Park 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 A Forest Service wildlife surveyer triumphantly (and delicately) displays the object of her search, a Sacramento Mountain Salamander. MUFG volunteers gather for service on Randall's Island NYC Liz Putnam with NYSOEA President Tim Stanley and SCA Hudson Valley Corps Program Director Josh Hunn SCA Intern Jennifer Bright teaches conservation to children at the Jacksonville Naval Base SCA Veterans Fire Corps team at a prescribed burn in Florida, 2015
Boott mill, Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell, Massachusetts Two SCA Crewmembers in San Mateo County California undertaking a GIS project SCA Intern surveying the land An SCA crew walks along an empty beach in Olympic National Park's coastal wilderness. They worked with NOAA to clean up marine debris in the area. SCA Desert Restoration Corps member Jonathan "Jay" Fennell checks out the view during an off day hike with his crew. Carlos A De La Torre, SCA member, high above the mountains
SCA Intern Kathryn Averette and NPS Ranger K.C. Kirkman clean a headstone at Sharpsburg SCA Crewmembers in Pittsburgh replanting a green area Grand Prize winner of SCA's 2015 Capture Conservation Photo Contest: "Me and Mobius Arch" SCA intern Sara Gabel offers a fun, laidback tour of Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area, from its highest peak to its sea life filled tide pools. SCA member Jeremy Taitano engaged in various outdoor and conservation-related activities: surveying salamanders, doing a back-flip, hiking. The North Face chose to honor Jeremy in their NEVER STOP campaign because of his relentless commitment to realizing a world where conservation is a priority for everyone.
SCA's Centennial Volunteer Ambassador for Lake Mead, Chris Mirque Domtar and Student Conservation Association youth volunteers conserve parks in Waco, Texas. Some nesting Bald Eages at the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational Area where SCA Member Anya Shaunessy has been serving as a Centennial Volunteer Ambassador SCA Member William Moore III working with kids at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge SCA Member Jeremy Taitano has been selected as the recipient of The North Face "NEVER STOP" Campaign. Here he is holding some salamanders. SCA CEO Jaime Matyas speaks in front of the Washington Monument August 25. 2015
Members of SCA's Canyon de Chelly Crew run up a sand dune in the fading hours of daylight SCA's Adirondack Corps members. Photo by Pat Hendrick Jeremy Taitano is SCA's Earthsaver Volunteer of the Month!
SCA CEO Jaime Matyas standing with new SCA Chief Counsel Barbara Gonzalez-McIntosh at the SCA New Hampshire campus The Excelsior Conservation Corps, a joint program with SCA, AmeriCorps and New York State,  will restore, enhance and protect New York's natural resources.