If you’re like most of our participants, SCA is but one major step in your journey as a lifelong conservationist. Here you’ll find ways to connect with your fellow travelers, and inspiring stories and advice to keep you moving toward a healthier planet.
SCA Alumni Yearbook
We’re building a yearbook and WE NEED YOUR HELP
Remember that rec trip when you woke up to find a moose checking out your campsite from across the creek? Remember the supervisor who invited you on an epic owl survey during the very first week of your internship? Remember how real those friendships were, forged on the trail through hours of shared labor exhausting enough to make cold camp gado-gado seem like it’d been prepared by Anthony Bourdain himself?
Yes! Such experiences are not only too powerful to forget, but too powerful not to share. That’s why, with your help, we’re creating an online SCA Alumni Yearbook. Please use one of the three ways below to share your most memorable SCA stories and photos so we can gather them all in one place.
The SCA Alumni Yearbook will strengthen the bonds between our coast-to-coast network of alums and inspire others to get involved through service and support. Share your stories to help us make it great!
Contribute to the Yearbook:
SCA Alumni: by the numbers
The SCA Facebook Alumni Group, created in late 2015, is THE place to connect with fellow SCA alums. Swap stories and photos from your time with SCA, share and discuss pressing conservation issues, post relevant news and events, find and plan alumni get-togethers, or just drop in and say “hi.” Know an alum who’s not a member yet? Add them! Join the FB Alumni Group
Join us for a single day volunteer project! Not only will you help accomplish some of SCA’s most important work—ensuring that America’s city-dwellers (yourself included) have access to safe, well-maintained parks and greenspaces— but you’ll also have a chance to connect with SCA staff and fellow alumni in your area.
Volunteer service projects are a great excuse to hang, but they need not be the only one. Come out for gatherings where everyone in attendance has at least one thing in common: conservation is among their highest priorities. SEE ALL UPCOMING EVENTS
The members of SCA’s Alumni Council come from all backgrounds, all areas of the country, and all of our various programs, ensuring a diversity of perspectives as they help guide our vision for SCA’s future. Head here to meet them, and keep an eye on our social media pages for a chance to apply yourself—we add new members every year! READ MORE ABOUT THE ALUMNI COUNCIL
Check out the career resources page for guidance on everything from getting started on usajobs.gov to appearing imminently employable on social media. To inspire your search, you’ll also find illuminating examples of alumni who used SCA experience to jump start careers in conservation. SEE THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO SCA ALUM
In 2014, we surpassed 75,000 alumni serving with SCA since it’s founding in 1957. Many have generously shared their stories with us.
Todd Nelson is the volunteer coordinator at Grand Canyon National Park. We asked him about his career, the National Park Service centennial, and the future of America’s Best Idea....Read more
SCA alum Lauren Ray reveals how her SCA internship with the National Park Service helped her discover her public-lands-loving hip hop alter ego, the Rapping Ranger.Read more
“When it comes to getting kids outdoors, no one has done more over the past sixty years than Liz Putnam,” said Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society, as he presented Liz with the...Read more
Look around a national park and you may see brown bears, blue herons, or Redwood trees.
But you’re less likely to see any people of color. Statistically, 80...Read more
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