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.

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

Posted by Sarah Hoye | Thursday, March 16, 2023
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ARLINGTON, Va. – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) today announced that its Board of Directors unanimously selected Lidia Soto-Harmon as the organization’s next president and chief executive officer.

Grizzly Bears Roar Their Way to Top

Posted by Lara Fornal | Thursday, March 16, 2023
Grizzly bear and cubs

It was one of the tightest calendar cover races in SCA history! But grizzly bears received the most votes from our online community, so they will grace the cover of the Student Conservation Association’s 2024 calendar. Thanks to the thousands of SCA supporters who weighed in.

The Greatest Woman We Know

Posted by Lara Fornal | Thursday, March 16, 2023

The more you learn about the Student Conservation Association’s founder, Liz Putnam, the more you are in awe of her greatness. We are especially proud to honor her during Women’s History Month, and we also want to celebrate her birthday on April 3! Will you help us?

Working for Water

Posted by Cecilia Aleman | Thursday, March 16, 2023
SCA member overlooking water marsh.

As one of Earth’s most abundant and precious natural resources, water is vital for a healthy and sustainable planet. Water is critical for nature’s many different ecosystems and its quality impacts all living things. With rising challenges posed by climate change and other environmental factors, every action counts to ensure access to clean water.

Women in Conservation

Posted by Cecilia Aleman | Thursday, March 16, 2023
Alaska women's crew in front of Denali sign.

Women have always led the way at the Student Conservation Association (SCA). Starting with a movement launched by the SCA’s inspirational founder, Liz Putnam, young women have continued to break down barriers within conservation and service work, demonstrating outstanding leadership and dedication to protecting public lands.

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

Posted by Sarah Hoye | Wednesday, March 8, 2023
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ARLINGTON, Va. – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) today announced the appointments of four new board members and a new board chair who will each help support the nonprofit’s work of changing lives through service to nature.

Find Your Adventure This Winter

Posted by Cecilia Aleman | Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Snow-covered Arches National Park

Even though summer reigns supreme for travel, winter brings its own unique experiences for every level of outdoor enthusiast. Check out these destinations for your favorite cold-weather activities:

Preserving Black History

Posted by Cecilia Aleman | Friday, February 17, 2023
Water marsh with sunset

In celebrating Black History Month, we reflect on defining moments where courageous individuals stood up to injustice and advocated for equity. We also look back on notable African Americans who are seldom recognized for their contributions to society.

Beautiful Birds in Our Backyards and Beyond

Posted by Lara Fornal | Thursday, February 16, 2023
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Get out your binoculars! Feb. 17 kicks off the national Great Backyard Bird Count. We’re getting into the spirit by showcasing three threatened bird species that the Student Conservation Association is working to protect this year.

National Invasive Species Awareness Week (Feb. 20-26, 2023)

Posted by Sarah Hoye | Thursday, February 16, 2023
Young person removing invasive species plants

With National Invasive Species Awareness Week (Feb. 20-26) just around the corner, we wanted to call attention to the hard work our members are doing to combat these invaders.

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