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.

Bat Benefits

Posted by Cecilia Aleman | Thursday, April 20, 2023
Cluster of bats

Swooping in this week was International Bat Appreciation Day (April 17), a day to bring awareness and recognition to these often misunderstood animals that play a vital role in the ecosystem.

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.

Student Conservation Association Joins 2023 Leave No Trace Hot Spot Program at Goldbug Hot Springs

Posted by Sarah Hoye | Wednesday, May 24, 2023
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North Fork, Idaho – The Student Conservation Association (SCA), in partnership with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Hot Spot Program, will host clean-up service events open to the public on June 1-3 at Goldbug Hot Springs in the Salmon-Challis National Forest near Salmon, Idaho.

Endangered Species Awareness

Posted by Cecilia Aleman | Thursday, May 18, 2023
Green sea turtle hatchling on the sand.

On Endangered Species Day, we recognize thousands of different species across the globe that are in need of our help.

The Power of Preservation

Posted by Cecilia Aleman | Thursday, May 18, 2023
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Every May, we highlight the significance of historic preservation.

Protecting History and Culture

Posted by Lara Fornal | Thursday, May 18, 2023

In honor of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month this May, we are highlighting three parks rich in AANPHI history and culture that our SCA crew members have recently or will soon be helping to protect. 1. Manzanar National Historic Site Manzanar War Relocation Center in California was one of ten […]

Summer Conservation Projects Are Heating Up

Posted by Lara Fornal | Thursday, May 18, 2023

Across the nation, Student Conservation Association crews are working to protect public lands, and the 2023 summer season will be no exception. With projects ranging from trail maintenance to removing invasive plant species, SCA members will work to improve parks and greenspaces in multiple U.S. cities. Here’s a glimpse of our conservation work over the […]

Tree Planting Has Strong Roots at the SCA

Posted by Lara Fornal | Thursday, April 20, 2023
Two members planting tree

We love planting trees at the Student Conservation Association. With National Arbor Day coming up on April 28, we’re shining a spotlight on our Urban Green Program, which provides young people with paid green jobs, including single-day service projects, seasonal work and year-long internships or fellowships.

Five Parks in the Spotlight for National Park Week

Posted by Lara Fornal | Thursday, April 20, 2023
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National Park Week (April 22-30) is a time to honor all things parks. With more than 400 national parks across the country, there is unarguably a lot to love.

Celebrate Earth Day with the SCA

Posted by Cecilia Aleman | Friday, April 14, 2023
Calumet Tree Conservation Corps.

To celebrate Earth Day, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) is hosting multiple events across the country throughout April.

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