Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is commemorating the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary by mobilizing thousands of young volunteers to protect and restore America’s most inspirational assets, and planting the seeds of stewardship in tens of thousands more.
For the past 60 years, SCA has been a key partner in empowering youth to not only protect our parks today, but to become stewards for tomorrow. Join us as we engage thousands more young volunteers and community members in ensuring America’s natural legacy for the Next 100 years.
Featured Earthsaver: CJ Goulding
CJ Goulding has attended SCA’s NPS Academy as both a member and a mentor. Now, he’s traded in his hard hat and workboots for wingtips and a tie as SCA’s Youth Programs Analyst Intern in Washington, DC. As good with a pen as he is with a pulaski, he’s written two essays for Children & Nature Network’s “New Nature Movement” blog.
“Our national parks form the common ground that unites us as a people, and I want to make sure that all Americans see their stories in national parks.”
Diandré Watkins, SCA CVA
National Mall and Memorial Parks
Find Your Park Days of Service
In partnership with American Express, SCA is hosting large-scale volunteer events at urban national park sites across the country. These celebrations will engage over 6,400 young people and community members to preserve their national parks for the next 100 years. Projected outcome include:
Centennial Volunteer Ambassadors
One hundred SCA members are leading a nationwide effort to connect people to their national parks and public lands. At national parks, monuments, and historic sites across 30 states, SCA Centennial Volunteer Ambassadors are forging new community relationships and expanding volunteer capacities. This year alone, these volunteers will:
Stories from the Field for the Next 100
SCA members and alumni have protected our national parks for 60 years. The partnership between SCA and NPS has yielded immediate impact to our parks and long-term impact to ensure the future of our public lands. These stories are just a few examples of how SCA members are contributing to the Next 100 years of our national parks.
SCA IS ENSURING THE NEXT GENERATION OF PARK STEWARDS.
SCA Day of service volunteers report the following:
Next100SCA on Instagram
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