Congratulations to Amy Brown on winning the 2011 E3 Washington Award of Excellence in the Informal Educator category! She is an SCA Alumnus and a long-time partner with SCA in the North Cascades WILD partnership. Check out the full story and photos from the ceremony.
Stories from the Field
This month marks SCA’s 55th Anniversary. To date, SCA has engaged nearly 70,000 young people in conservation internships and jobs, resulting in more than 30 million hours of service on federal, state, and local lands. Two-thirds of SCA alumni remain active in conservation.
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Editor’s note: The essay below, a tale of triumph and tragedy, was written by SCA Pittsburgh member Siraji Hassan for his graduation from SCA’s Leadership in the Environment Advancement Program (LEAP), a conservation program for youth in poverty. Siraji’s presentation won an award that evening and his story may well win your heart.
Seventeen year old Lakey Peterson is a champion surfer, conservationist, and spokeswoman for SCA. Check her out in this interview from Teen Kids News June 5, 2012 episode.
By Nora Kaufmann, SCA Crew Leader
It’s that time of year again. The last traces of spring linger in the air, the birds are chirping, the grass is green, and coffee consumption in the state of New Hampshire skyrockets as the wonderful SCA staff here in Charlestown, New Hampshire prepares for yet another ﬁeld season.
Originally featured on American Eagle Outﬁtters’ blog Made to Last. This guest blog post was written by Claire W., Associate Design Director at American Eagle Outﬁtters. Claire participated in SCA’s Alternative Spring Break this March with college students from across the country.
Check out this great video interview of four-time alum Takeya Meggett shot by SCA partner and Conservation Intern program supporter, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS). Takeya talks eloquently about her experience as an SCA member and how her passion led to an amazing green career as a Migratory Fish Educator in scenic Hudson Valley, NY.
May is National Bike Month…and SCA encourages everyone to adopt a greener lifestyle and get on your bike! National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the bicycle…and the many reasons to ride it.
Pleasure and simple enjoyment!
This week is National Bike to Work Week, with Friday, May 18th being Bike to Work Day!
Hello! Hope ya’ll are having a great Spring and getting ready for Summer.
Photos and text by Stuart Wilkins, 2011 – 2012 SCA Golden Valley Wilderness team of the Desert Restoration Corps (DRC.) The DRC works with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) throughout the California Desert District facilitating the processes of natural regrowth of thousands and thousands of acres of desert habitat.
From fws.gov, By Bill O’Brian
The numbers are impressive.
More than 1,545 miles of trail inventoried on 234 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service units, most of them national wildlife refuges. More than 142,000 trail feature points collected. More than 15,400 volunteer hours logged. More than $48,000 in AmeriCorp education credits earned.
Hundreds of SCA volunteers, members, alumni and staff from across the country headed outdoors on Saturday, April 21st to get their hands dirty working for the planet Volunteers planted trees, removed invasive species, cleared trails, picked up trash and did a number of other tasks contributing to the preservation of parks and green spaces in their local communities.
SCA DC Earth Day
Can’t make it to one of our Earth Day events? Or perhaps you are attending an event but you still want other ways to support SCA. Thanks to our partners American Eagle Outﬁtters and Zipcar, now you can. Both partners have special Earth Week promotions to beneﬁt SCA.
Hundreds of college-aged students spent their spring breaks making a difference this April. Instead of spending their Spring Breaks sitting by the beaches, they spent their vacations working for the planet and making a difference in National Parks across the country. The videos we are watching this week, capture the impact that NPS Academy had on 60 college-aged students.
SCA’s Earth Day kick off events in Seattle and Manchester were huge successes. Hundreds of people came to engage in hands on conservation work in community parks. These hands-on service events were led by SCA members who engaged the local community in giving back to Mother Nature in celebration of Earth Day.
SCA Earth Day events are still underway.
From the oﬃcial Facebook page of Jay Inslee former U.S. Rep. (WA-D), now Candidate for WA Governor.
“Just ﬁnished speaking at Student Conservation Association’s Earth Day event in the Washington Park Arboretum. My parents led SCA trips up to Mt. Rainier, and those experiences gave me a deep appreciation for our environment.
By SCA intern Stephanie Wright, an SCA environmental education intern with the Kenai Fish & Wildlife Field Oﬃce. This blog post was originally featured on March 2, 2012 on Refuge Notebook, a blog from the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.
My pants, socks, and boots are soaked. I’m tired and slightly embarrassed.
Seventeen year old Lakey Peterson is a champion surfer, conservationist, and spokeswoman for SCA. As she competes around the world, Lakey will share her observations of the environments she visits and her work to protect the world’s oceans. To follow her on the pro tour, visit lakeypeterson.com.
I have pretty much the coolest job in the world.
We are please to announce the winners of the I Heart Snow 2012 Photo Contest!