Art, education, and community made a comeback at the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center this weekend. It was “Return to Prairie Days” (a Fergus Falls Signature Event, proclaims the town’s event calendar), bringing students, artists, locals and outsiders to the refuge for a pageant, duck banding, butterﬂy tagging, and prairie planting....Read more
Generally, when we think of science we think of lab coats and test tubes. Sparkling, sterile laboratories where PhDs churn out new truths. At least when it comes to most environmental sciences this is not the case. While a large part of science will always take place in the lab, it has to start in the field....Read more
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Parks’ Second Century Focus on Youth, Diversity, and Career Paths Lauded as “Key to Keeping the Public in ‘Public Lands’ ”(WASHINGTON, D.C.
Are you an SCA alum whose served in the last six years?Are you interested in being a service and conservation leader?Submit an application by 9/10/2011 to join the alumni council.In SCA’s 50th year, we launched the SCA Alumni Council to be a voice for alumni within SCA and to lead the conservation service movement in their communities.As SCA steps into our second 50 years, we believe we must take
Captures are the most interesting part of this job, and the best opportunity to improve wildlife field skills. We have done a few captures in the last two weeks. I was involved with two of them, Yellow 70 and Orange 66.
Yellow 70 was a 7-year old male bear that we put a radio collar on. And we finally captured bear 3565....Read more
WOW! I cannot believe it has been a YEAR since I packed my bags, left the great state of Texas, and moved to Maryland to begin my SCA adventure at the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park.
Time really does ﬂy by when you’re constantly learning, engaging in new activities, and truly enjoying your job....Read more
Some weeks you’ve got to move boxes. Moving is one of those inevitably dreadful tasks that we all must undertake throughout our lives. It gets even more interesting when the stuff your moving isn’t yours and the stuff was packed by yet another person. That’s the situation we’ve been in this week up at Schoodic. Unfortunately the construction up here took longer than planned....Read more
Monarch week has begun at Prairie Wetlands Learning Center! Four generations of monarchs have hatched this summer from their eggs on Minnesota’s milkweeds. The generation, which will be winging it to Mexico and other wintering sites, have emerged from their chrysalis on the prairie. Dozens can easily be found ﬂitting from ﬂower to ﬂower as they fatten up on nectar before their ﬂight....Read more
Climbing Mount McKinley: The Program
The program was developed by an SCA intern a few years ago. It included a simulation of climbing Mount McKinley. One of the interpretation coaches wrote up her program into a “template” so that it could be presented by other interpreters after she left. The template was further developed last year by another SCA intern and a seasonal interpretation ranger....Read more