by Molly McCluskey, SCA alumna
Ever dream of working in the great outdoors for a living? There are many different jobs on public lands throughout the country. The National Park Service hires seasonal and full-time rangers at every park throughout the country and the competition is fierce. Applying for National Park Ranger jobs is like applying for college; you must apply to each park individually, and hope the one you want calls you first.
By Emma Jornlin, SCA Staff
The room bubbled with energy just prior to the start of the America's Great Outdoors Listening Session last Thursday. Nearly one hundred youth from around Seattle gathered at circular tables, playing with the place cards, eating granola bars, and talking excitedly. No one seemed to know what was going to happen, only that we had been invited here by important figures from various park and environmental agencies.
This past weekend, New York's Central Park was swarming with outdoor youth leaders from across the country who came together for Adventures NYC and the Outdoor Nation Youth Summit. For two days, more than 500 participants came together to discuss green jobs, outdoor careers, service, active living, and other issues important to youth in the outdoors.
Check out these great pictures from the event, and leave a comment to let us know how you are getting outdoors this summer!
SCA's New York Green Corps initiative launches next week with a six-week summer youth employment program. Nearly 200 youth members will join skilled SCA crew leaders for projects in state parks across New York. From Niagara Falls to Montauk and everywhere in between, the members will be hard at work removing invasive species, building trails, and restoring habitats in state parks in their communities. Take a look at this slide show of New York's outstanding crew leaders, and stay tuned for more information about this exciting new program.
Construction of a 76 foot bridge over Econfina Creek in Florida. Photo courtesy of Justin Poehnelt via the SCA Facebook group.
This is the thirtieth entry in our ongoing series, Photograph Fantastique, in which we count down 50 days until the Unofficial Official Start of High Season for conservation programs.