Posts by Kevin Hamilton

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Monday, April 19, 2021

AS SCA commemorates Earth Day, we’re sharing nationwide youth perspectives through The SCA Climate Survey, tales of SCA members’ service across the country, and virtual...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Sometimes storylines just write themselves.

The inaugural SCA Parks Pandemonium tournament, a decidedly non-scientific survey to determine “America’s favorite outdoor playground,” came down to the first...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Monday, February 15, 2021
“Few if any calendars make note of it, and Hallmark has no greeting card for it, but February is National Youth Leadership Month.” 
 
If...
by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Friday, December 4, 2020

Suzanne Tarkulich arrived at Big Hole National Battlefield in Montana in October, and already she’s visited Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Glacier National Parks, as well...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Tuesday, December 1, 2020

This is our second in a series of SCA winter project profiles.

In recent years, SCA’s long-running summer-fall Adirondack Corps has added a smaller winter program...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Sled dogs in the snow

As the seasons turn, SCA is turning our spotlight on members working in winter conditions.

Sled dogs have always been part of Denali National Park and...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Tuesday, September 8, 2020

By Grace O’Hara, Richard J. Guadagno SCA Conservation Fellow

Nineteen years ago on September 11th our nation changed forever when four planes departed from various East...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Tuesday, May 19, 2020

“Don’t mind that sound,” said Liz Putnam. “It’s only my bird clock chirping away.”

Late last month, the recorded call of a yellow warbler signaled the...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Monday, May 4, 2020

by David Kurapka

Like so many SCA alumni I was deeply moved by Sarah’s reflections on how her SCA experience prepared her for being isolated...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Monday, April 27, 2020

Since 2018, SCA has engaged local young adults in GulfCorps, a program in which members restore coastal habitats damaged by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Wednesday, April 22, 2020

This 50th Earth Day is unlike any other and Katie Wareham is celebrating in similarly unique fashion: she’s exiting a self-imposed 14-day quarantine.

But before we...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Monday, April 20, 2020

March 16th marked Zack Rowatt’s and Erica Watkins’ first day as interpretive interns at Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve. That’s also the day the...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Tuesday, April 14, 2020

by Kevin Hamilton, SCA VP for Communications

On April 21, 2009 – barely three months after his inauguration – Barack Obama planted native trees with SCA...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Monday, March 2, 2020

In February, we introduced SCA interns – and twins – Megan and Katie Woods, who are researching underplayed yet essential moments from Boston’s past at...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Friday, February 14, 2020

SCA interns – and sisters – Megan and Katie Woods are researching rarely recognized yet essential moments in US history at the National Parks of...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Thursday, February 13, 2020

Few if any calendars make note of it, and Hallmark has no greeting card for it, but February is National Youth Leadership Month. A time...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Friday, January 24, 2020

SCA volunteers are known for their contributions to America’s parks and forests, but often less recognized is the extraordinary influence site supervisors have on these...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Monday, December 16, 2019

by Miles Starr Radin, SCA Intern

“Are we gonna see a gorilla?!” one student asks as she steps off the bus. For most, it is their...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Wednesday, November 6, 2019
by Miles Starr Radin, SCA visitor services intern
 

The young boy practically jumps out of the car. “Don’t forget the arrows!” he shouts

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by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Friday, October 25, 2019

Amber Flowers is a bat monitoring intern at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. With Halloween on the horizon, we just had to ask what...

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