SCA Alums gathered for a day of service on Governor's Island, NYC

SCA Alumni

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

SCA Members' Photos through the years

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

96%
remain involved in
conservation or
environmental service.

95%
use skills developed through SCA at work, school,
or through volunteerism.

94%
recommend the SCA
experience to others.
 

 

Stay Connected

Facebook Alumni Group

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

Alumni Events

Service Events

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.

Social Events

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

Alumni Council

SCA Alumni Council members at their Annual DC meetup

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

Career Resources

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

 

 

Alumni Stories

In 2014, we surpassed 75,000 alumni serving with SCA since it’s founding in 1957. Many have generously shared their stories with us.

Red Ant Pants founder and SCA Alum Sarah Calhoun

Not Every SCA Alum is a Park Ranger

SCA alumna Sarah Calhoun (SCA 2002, ’03, ‘04)  – the founder of Red Ants Pants, a specialty line of women’s workwear – was recently featured...Read more

SCA Board member Ernest C. Wong (inset) and Ping Tom Memorial Park in Chicago

Let’s Make Our National Parks More Inclusive

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

SCA Alum Parker Davis seen in his Crew days at Mount Rainer in 2010 and at his college graduation this year.

Our family is so grateful...

Parker Davis is a four-time alumnus of SCA’s Seattle community crew program. When an SCA staff member saw the announcement of Parker’s...Read more

A Community to be proud of

“Something different” is what Jessica Aronson Cook was looking for when she first joined the Student Conservation Association (SCA) as a Canyonlands National Park intern. Little did she know she...Read more

Mary Nghe and Stacey Kinney -- two CDIP Interns with the Student Conservation Association

Interns on Path to Careers and Influence

Growing up in Houston, Stacey Kinney says she only saw ducks on office park ponds. Now, here she was at Coldwater River National Wildlife Refuge in Lambert, Mississippi, netting and banding...Read more

Davon Goodwin, SCA Alum at work with the Veterans Fire Corps

Serving My Country in a Whole New Way

Davon Goodwin had already made a range of contributions – and sacrifices – before he joined SCA. An Army veteran, he’d pulled extended tours of Iraq and Afghanistan; in the latter, an improvised...Read more

75000 Members have served with SCA

Throughout the Summer of 2014 we marked our 75,000th member with 75 stories of the women and men have served with SCA - read them here.

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