SCA Announces Earth Day Project Line-Up


Over 1,000 volunteers to participate in projects from Atlantic to Pacific April 14-21
WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) April 13, 2012
The Student Conservation Association (SCA), the national leader in youth service and stewardship, will engage more than 1,000 volunteers in ten signature...Read more

Students use their spring breaks to serve, learn

The Greenville News

By Lillia Callum-Penso. Excerpted from The Greenville News.
Michael Sauer was psyched for spring break this year. After months of nothing but business courses, the Furman business administration major was ready to take a break from the computer and get into nature.

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Alternative Spring Break: Seeing The Forest For The Joshua Trees

National Parks Traveler

This article originally appeared on the National Parks Traveler.
By SCA member, Oliwia Baney, who spent her spring break working at Joshua Tree National Park. Her essay was written the week before she headed to Joshua Tree.
I was scared.
I admit it.
The weathered rocks,...Read more

Trees and trees for miles: A city kid learns to love our national parks

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

March 24, 2012 By Wanda Murphy / Special to the Post-GazettePittsburgh Post-GazettePITTSBURGH — I often see people settle for good. I would rather strive for great.That’s what made me join the Student Conservation Association when I was 16 years old.

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In Conservation, Youths’ Actions Speak Loudest


Editor’s note: Many in the conservation community responded with a collective “Oh, really?” when recent reports indicated young people today don’t feel the same imperative to act on behalf of the environment as previous generations. News accounts referred to a “particularly steep decline...Read more

Announcing I Heart Snow contest winners

Take a look at the winning photos for the I Heart Snow Contest
As you know, SCA believes in getting out. In giving back and loving nature.

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SCA Works To Nurture Life-Long Love For Outdoors in Youth

National Parks Traveler

This article originally appeared on the National Parks Traveler.
By Kurt Repanshek
Who will be the next stewards and advocates of the national parks?

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Teens from SCA tour a Seattle water treatment plant

Water System Operator Mag

By Ted J.

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Enter the I Heart Snow Photo Contest by March 12!


The contest has now ended
Last chance! There are just four days left to enter your photo in SCA’s “I Heart Snow” photo contest. I guess there is snow out there and we’re getting the photo submissions to prove it.
As you know, SCA believes in getting out. In giving back...Read more

A proud legacy

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette


LITTLE ROCK — Until a year ago, I had never set foot in a national park. Now, I’m taking my first step toward a park career. My journey has been influenced by many, and my goal now is to do the same for others.
As a...Read more


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