Emails don’t ordinarily stop me in my tracks but recently one did: a message from the Clinton Foundation that highlighted a comment from President Bill Clinton in response to this question from a student at UC Berkeley:
“What would you tell your 20-year-old self that many of us in the audience can also use in our lives?”
When residents of New York’s Hudson Valley want to know something about bees, Tim Stanley is their go-to guy. He’s a beekeeper, and a veritable expert on the region’s wild bees (which, as you’ll learn, differ substantially from the bees we raise for honey). We recently interviewed him in an attempt to find out everything we ever wanted to know about bees. Check it out!
LEAD PHOTO: Green sweat bee by Tim Stanley/Native Beeology
What are a couple of little known facts about bees that you wish more people were aware...Read more
by Lauren Kurtz, SCA intern for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.
This post was written for Open Spaces, the oﬃcial blog of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It’s part of a monthly series featuring SCA interns writing about their experiences working to promote, protect and study wildlife on public lands all over the United States. Today, Lauren Kurtz checks in from...Read more
We asked friends of the Student Conservation Association (SCA) to vote for the cover of our 2017 Calendar, and you responded.
More than 3,600 friends and supporters of SCA cast their vote and we couldn’t be more pleased with the final result.
The winning photo features Olympic National Park, and is a perfect example of the thousands of stunning places SCA’s young volunteers work so hard to protect across the country.
This month, a diverse group of young conservationists from all over Alaska gathered for a weeklong behind-the-scenes look at what goes into managing Kenai Fjords National Park. For the students involved, the event marked the beginning of their 2016 SCA-NPS Academy experience, which, in addition to this one week orientation, will include a three month summer internship at one of Alaska’s many National Park Service sites...Read more
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is busy selecting images for our 2017 Calendar, and we want YOU to help us choose the cover!
Simply select one of the three stunning photographs below before March 22…...Read more
Members of a new generation of American conservationists, as diverse as the nation from which they hail, began a year-long exploration of National Park Service careers this month with the launch of SCA’s 2016 NPS Academy. In its sixth year, the program brings together college students from all regions and all backgrounds for weeklong orientation sessions in Grand Teton and Kenai Fjords National Parks—in Wyoming and Alaska, respectively—before sending them to parks across the...Read more
It’s finally happened.
It only took about 6 decades, but we can now say that there is a conservation-themed video game that features an SCA participant as its Earth-saving hero.
The hero? Luna, a 19-year-old college student and park volunteer who perfected her soil sampling and sapling measuring skills as a member of a SCA Conservation Crew. You...Read more