...from Bee Expert Tim Stanley
When residents of New York’s Hudson Valley want to know something about bees, Tim Stanley is their go-to guy. He’s a beekeeper, and a veritable expert on the region’s wild bees (which, as you’ll learn, differ substantially from the bees we raise for honey).
We recently interviewed him in an attempt...
Animals & Wildlife, Education, Endangered Species, People, Science
Black footed ferrets were once believed extinct. USFWS is bringing them back.
by Lauren Kurtz, SCA intern for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.
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...
Animals & Wildlife, Endangered Species, People
Your votes decided which park we'll feature on our 2017 calendar cover...
We asked friends of the Student Conservation Association (SCA) to vote for the cover of our 2017 Calendar, and you responded.
More than 3,600 friends and supporters of SCA cast their vote and we couldn’t be more pleased with the final result.
The winning photo features Olympic National...
...thru SCA's NPS Academy 2016
This month, a diverse group of young conservationists from all over Alaska gathered for a weeklong behind-the-scenes look at what goes into managing Kenai Fjords National Park. For the students involved, the event marked the beginning of their 2016 SCA-NPS Academy experience, which, in addition to this...
Posted by Staff | Wednesday, March 16, 2016
“Back then you heard, “You’re not thinking of having women as interns, are you?” Well… we did have women as interns in 1957 and many of them became park superintendents, and rangers and naturalists with the Service.”
SCA Excelsior Corps Members Share Best Moments & Biggest Surprises from Their First Projects in the Field
SCA Excelsior Conservation Corps members have hit the field for their first hitches at park sites across New York State. Working in five teams of ten members each, the Corps tackles critical conservation projects from New York City to the Adirondacks. SCA Excelsior Project Leaders share some of the best moments — and biggest surprises — during their first days in the field…
...which stunning nature photo to feature on our calendar cover.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is busy selecting images for our 2017 Calendar, and we want YOU to help us choose the cover!
Simply select one of the three stunning photographs below before March 22…
Five Green Facts and Fables for St. Patrick's Day
1. According to ancient legends, St. Patrick was an early – and accidental – arborist. He is said to have carried a walking stick made with wood from an ash tree. As he traveled, Patrick would often evangelize and would start by driving his walking stick into the ground. During...
And they're in Grand Teton for SCA's 2016 NPS Academy...
Members of a new generation of American conservationists, as diverse as the nation from which they hail, began a year-long exploration of National Park Service careers this month with the launch of SCA’s 2016 NPS Academy. In its sixth year, the program brings together college students from all regions...
Career Success, Diversity, Parks
SCA AmeriCorps Members Nationwide Share Why They Serve
Over the past 24 years, thousands of SCA members have rendered millions of hours of conservation service through AmeriCorps programs. To commemorate AmeriCorps Week, we spoke to dozens of SCA-AmeriCorps members to showcase their work and their commitment to serving their communities.
Education, Kids, Parks, People
Game character Luna also loves salsa dancing...
It’s finally happened.
It only took about 6 decades, but we can now say that there is a conservation-themed video game that features an SCA participant as its Earth-saving hero.
The game? “Save The Park,” developed by Games For Change and funded by NPS partner and SCA sponsor American Express. ...
On Interior Sec. Sally Jewell’s Order Promoting Access to America’s Public Lands for Under-Resourced Youth:
...connects NPS with a new generation of conservationists.
SCA’s NPS Academy aims to better ensure the future of U.S. public lands by building a National Park Service workforce that truly reﬂects the diversity of America.
Career Success, Diversity
Help study & conserve the best kept secrets of America's public lands.
Serve somewhere unexpected with one of our “Under the Radar” Conservation Internships…
Adventures, Career Success, Parks, Volunteer Opportunities
Serve somewhere unexpected...
These “clandestine” conservation service opportunities are located at some of the best kept secrets of America’s public lands system.
Adventures, Career Success, Parks, Volunteer Opportunities
Posted by Staff | Friday, February 26, 2016
On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, six Washington DC-based SCA NPS Centennial Volunteer Ambassadors—there are 70 serving nationwide—joined SCA Founder Liz Titus Putnam on stage for a presentation at the Garden Club of America’s annual meeting in the nation’s capital.
They spoke—and embodied—the National Park Service’s Centennial year commitment to connecting with...
SCA Alum Lauren Ray has a rap for every NPS site she's worked
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.
Adventures, Career Success, Parks, People
Your perfect nature photo could win you a round-trip flight for two.
What does conservation mean to you? What inspires you to visit the parks, forests, and refuges where nature is allowed to thrive? What inspires you to celebrate them? What inspires you to fight to keep them wild and untrammeled always and forever?
Whether it’s the look on a loved one’s face...
Posted by Staff | Thursday, February 25, 2016
“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 Society’s Robert Marshall Award at a VIP-studded ceremony in Washington, DC.
In bestowing the award, named for...
SCA Centennial Volunteer Ambassador Sally Goldman Takes an Inside Look at the History of Little Rock Central High School
Posted by Ann Pedtke | Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Sally Goldman is an SCA Centennial Volunteer Ambassador at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site in Arkansas. Central High became the site of violent protests during the 1957 Desegregation Crisis, when nine African American students began attending the all-white school. As Black History Month comes to a close, Sally shares an inside perspective on the school that is her alma mater, her workplace, and an icon of the Civil Rights movement.
Diversity, Education, History