Every year, SCA provides training, tools and projects that place motivated teens and young adults in the field to effect changes great and small. How do we measure the effects? Sometimes its through decreased CO2 levels or by the tons of trash collected or in the number of trees planted. Our success is also measured by the lessons learned, the perspective gained and the lives we transform—today and into the future. Often when the SCA project is over, the success story is just beginning. Take a look at some of our most recent accomplishments.

Celebrating the National Park Service

Posted by Cecilia Aleman | Thursday, August 17, 2023

The National Park Service (NPS) turns 107 on August 25. Congress created the agency in 1916 to “conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wildlife therein and… leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”

Women in Conservation

Posted by Cecilia Aleman | Thursday, August 17, 2023
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Women’s Equality Day is celebrated on Aug. 26 to honor the work and achievements that paved the way for women’s rights today. This celebration commemorates the ratification of the 19th Amendment in the United States, officially granting women the right to vote.

On the Road with the SCA

Posted by Lara Fornal | Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Did you know the Student Conservation Association has special roving crews that travel frequently within a state or region?

Student Conservation Association To Host Inaugural EmpowerHer Summit at West Atlanta Watershed Alliance Aug. 5

Posted by Cecilia Aleman | Friday, August 4, 2023
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ATLANTA – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) will host its inaugural EmpowerHer Summit at the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance on Saturday, Aug. 5.

Student Conservation Association CEO Inspires AmeriCorps Trail Crews Serving Across Alaska

Posted by Cecilia Aleman | Friday, July 28, 2023
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska. – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) today announced that the organization’s President and CEO, Lidia Soto-Harmon, traveled to Alaska to meet with the SCA Alaska Corps, an AmeriCorps program focused on leadership development and the completion of trail work projects, during the week of July 24-28.

Student Conservation Association, U.S. Forest Service Announce Wildland Fire Academy Program

Posted by Sarah Hoye | Tuesday, July 25, 2023
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ARLINGTON, Va. – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) today announced that the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) will award the organization $12 million over the next five years to launch a Wildland Fire Academy Program.

Celebrating SCA Founder Liz Putnam

Posted by Cecilia Aleman | Thursday, June 15, 2023
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In celebration of SCA Founder’s Day on June 24, look back at the history and legacy of our trailblazing founder Liz Putnam.

Buzzing about Pollinator Week

Posted by Cecilia Aleman | Thursday, June 15, 2023
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National Pollinator Week is an annual event celebrated June 19-25, 2023, to support and promote pollinator health.

Great Outdoors Month: Find Your Adventure

Posted by Lara Fornal | Tuesday, June 13, 2023

June is Great Outdoors Month, and that also means it’s time for the Great American Campout, typically held on the fourth Saturday in June.

KeyBank Foundation Awards Student Conservation Association $300,000 to Expand Green Jobs Program for High Schoolers 

Posted by Sarah Hoye | Wednesday, May 24, 2023
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ARLINGTON, Va. — The SCA is excited to announce that the KeyBank Foundation will award the organization $300,000 over two years to help provide green conservation jobs for high school students in Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

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