I’ll just jump right in and give you a forecast for the weather this week: It’s about 20 degrees right now, we have a foot of snow forecast within the next 24 hours, and temps are expected to dip down to ten below twice this coming week.
If you’re from the...
ConSERVE NYC Volunteers Brave Freezing Temperatures to Restore the Harlem River
On February 7th, ﬂurries were in the air and over a foot of snow already blanketed Roberto Clemente State Park in the Bronx. But that didn’t stop 65 volunteers from coming out to the riverfront for February’s ConSERVE NYC event.
Diversity, Education, Invasives, Kids, Parks
Sarika Khanwilkar Finds Her Niche at Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge
Sarika Khanwilkar spends her mornings with a skunk named Mango, and her afternoons watching out for endangered Gopher Tortoises. Learn more about her life as an SCA intern in her first field dispatch from Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge.
Animals & Wildlife, Coasts & Water, Education, Endangered Species, Parks
Making a Difference with GIS by Rachelle Hedges
In December of 2010 I left a career in advertising to go back to school for a degree in natural resources management. One of the main reasons for making this change, was that I needed a job in which I could work outside. I love being outside. I love hiking....
Animals & Wildlife, Backcountry & Wilderness, Career Success, Coasts & Water, Forests, Parks, Science
Ospreys versus Civic-Minded Citizens
Everyone (that we asked) is in agreement. This year’s superbowl will be decided by which team is more in tune with conservation, nature, and the great outdoors.
Now, obviously you’re thinking, “You guys. One team has a formerly endangered, sea-faring bird as its mascot, while the other has, what? A Revolutionary...
CDIP Capstone Project
Posted by Staff | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Isaac Coleman served as a CDIP (Career Discovery Internship Program) Intern at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge in Alabama. This video is his capstone project.
CDIP Capstone Project
Posted by Staff | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Shevika Mitchell served as a CDIP (Career Discovery Internship Program) intern at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. This video is her capstone project.
Preserving Ecosystems Through Smartly Deployed Flames
Above: SCA Veterans Fire Corps members Wesley Adams, Benjamin Pattyson, Andrew McFarland, Laren Nowell, Demetric Wade, and Ramon Delgado.
Here we have a photo of one of our Veterans Fire Corps crews all geared up and ready to go for a prescribed burn at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge...
Animals & Wildlife, Backcountry & Wilderness, Career Success, Forests, Wildfires
What You Need to Know to Get Published on SCA's Blog
Thank you for your interest in blogging for SCA. Your experience and the work you do as a conservationist is what SCA is all about. Here are some tips that will help you put that experience into words. Follow them, and you just might find your story posted to SCA’s website!...
SCA Alum Jessica Wonyee Sanchez on Serving as a Citizen Scientist for MLK Day 2015
This past Monday we celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday by participating in the “California King Tides” citizen science project. This event was hosted by Acterra, a Peninsula-based environmental non-profit in the SF Bay Area. We had a great turnout (close to seventy people!), at the East Palo Alto Bay...
Adventures, Backcountry & Wilderness, Diversity, Education, History, Kids, Parks
1000+ SCA Volunteers Rally for MLK Day
SCA recognized the MLK National Day of Service with 8 major volunteer events coast to coast, with projects in NYC, DC, Pittsburgh, Houston, New England, and the Bay Area. Over 1000 volunteers pitched in, including Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Joins SCA Volunteers to Clean Up the Anacostia River
Despite freezing temperatures, over 450 DC-area residents rallied together at Anacostia Park to celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service through a morning of volunteering on the riverfront. Among the volunteers in attendance were special guests Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, and SCA President and CEO Jaime Matyas.
History, Kids, Parks, People, Volunteer Opportunities
Leah Duran, NPS Park Guide & SCA Alum, on Serving in the Wilderness & the City
Leah Duran is a three-time SCA alum who just finished a three-year stint on SCA’s Alumni Council. Soon after serving with SCA she began working for the National Park Service, first at Lassen Volcanic National Park, then at John Muir National Historic Site, and now at San...
Adventures, Animals & Wildlife, Backcountry & Wilderness, Career Success, Forests, History, Parks, Trails and Hiking
by SCA Member Alyssa Stegmaier
This post was written for Open Spaces, the oﬃcial blog of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service....
Animals & Wildlife, Education, Kids, Parks, Wetlands
Quincy Swatson Feeds Fish, Minds, & Even Dreams with Aquaponics
Sometimes opportunity knocks. Other times it swims and poops, providing nutrients for the plants growing atop its aquarium. SCA alum Quincy Swatson is determined to establish the latter, more rarefied kind of opportunity in the place where he grew up, Pittsburgh’s often troubled Manchester neighborhood.
Quincy’s childhood coincided with Manchester’s ’90s...
Working Together to Strengthen the Future of Conservation
SCA and its members are Moving Conservation Forward. What does that mean? It means they’re gaining the experience they need to be tomorrow’s conservation leaders. It means they’re finding new ways to tackle our biggest environmental challenges. It means they’re forging ahead, realizing their goals to improve the world...
Passing on a passion for the wild
Posted by Staff | Monday, December 15, 2014
The Student Conservation Association has been a part of my family since the day I was born. Indeed, I truly was an SCA baby: my mom and dad met working in Yosemite National Park back in the ‘70s, and eventually wound up leading SCA crews every summer in the backcountry....
An Adventure in Duck-Banding with SCA Intern Stacey Kinney
Posted by Staff | Thursday, December 11, 2014
This post was written for Open Spaces, the oﬃcial blog of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It’s part of a monthly series featuring SCA interns writing about their experiences working to promote, protect and study wildlife on public lands all over the United States.
Today’s featured blogger, Stacey Kinney,...
SCA ConSERVE NYC Volunteers Brave Wintry Weather to Restore NYC Beaches
SCA ConSERVE NYC volunteers aren’t scared of a little rain! This weekend, 50 dedicated volunteers gathered at Jacob Riis Park in Queens, braving intermittent showers and near-freezing temperatures to help restore one of New York City’s most beloved beaches.
A Message from SCA President and CEO Jaime Matyas
Posted by Staff | Friday, November 21, 2014
As we prepare to give thanks with friends and family, I want to express my gratitude for your ongoing support of SCA volunteers. Your generosity allows SCA volunteers to impact every corner of our country…two in particular come to mind today.
Camden, New Jersey is no national park. It’s been cited...