American Express

The Student Conservation Association is proud to partner with American Express in building the next generation of conservation leaders. American Express volunteers, SCA alumni, and local community participants help protect their lands and restore vital ecosystems. In partnership with American Express, the Student Conservation Association has engaged thousands of participants across the nation in hands-on service to the land. These efforts serve to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment.


A Year for Sustainability at Home

In 2020, SCA and American Express pivoted to create virtual programming that supported the health of our community and our planet. In partnership with American Express, SCA engaged over 850 youth, alumni, employees, and community members across the nation in online conservation education and virtual programming. These efforts totaled impacts of almost 11,000 hours of engagement spanning 11 quick touch conservation videos, 28 virtual environmental education sessions, and 9 weeks of youth education.

Click here to participate in ongoing virtual programming. 

Upcoming Events: 

Please check back in the New Year for updates to 2021 events schedule. Thank you!


News, Stories & Projects

Jeremy Taitano is SCA's Earthsaver Volunteer of the Month!

“I believe in the ability of outdoor spaces to inspire, to empower, and to bring us together as a people. All people.”

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Through the support of American Express, SCA brought together almost 400 volunteers this weekend to mark the 9/11 National Day of Service & Remembrance with #FindYourPark Day of Service Events in New York City and Washington, DC.

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“If it was based solely on statistics, I shouldn’t be standing here. I shouldn’t be here talking to you about our National Parks because I am not your typical national park visitor. The typical visitor is over the age of 50 and white. As you can see…that’s not me.I am 22, African-American, the daughter of two Nigerian-born and raised parents - Making me 1st generation American. No, I am not the typical National Park visitor.”

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by Kyle Yarusso

What do you do for a good friend for their birthday? Throw them a party, of course!

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This Saturday SCA teamed up with American Express to celebrate Earth Day by bringing more than 350 volunteers to Fort Totten Park in Washington, DC. This event followed another successful partnership event with American Express in New York City last weekend, and concluded a month of SCA Earth Day celebrations in 16 cities nationwide.

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