American Eagle-SCA Buy One Get One Tree Billboard in Times Square

American Eagle Supports SCA with "Buy One, Get One Tree" Earth Day Campaign

American Eagle Outfitters Supports Student Conservation Association with “Buy One, Get One Tree” Campaign
To Celebrate Earth Day, Promotion Aims to Donate 100,000 Trees  
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Cape Cod National Seashore

Find Your Park, Find Yourself

Cape Cod Times

Cape Cod is one of the most popular destinations in all of Massachusetts. People endure hours in their cars for a single moment on its shores. But how many of us really know this place?

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SCA climate change intern Nancy Fernandez

What Meriwether Lewis's Journals Tell Us About Today's Climate

Portland Tribune
In early March 1806, the Corps of Discovery led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark waited out the winter at Fort Clatsop, near the mouth of the Columbia River five miles southwest of present-day Astoria.
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Jean Lafitte Park Keeps Us Connected

New Orleans Times-Picayune
When I led eco-tours in the Virgin Islands, I thought I’d found my dream job. I got to live in a paradise and share the wonders of nature.
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SCA ECC member takes down dead pine with chainsaw at Connetquot State Park

SCA takes page from history in pine beetle battle


The piles of brush lined a section of Connetquot State Park Sunday as young men and women took chain saws to the trees infested by the southern pine beetle.
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SCA ECC crew at Connetquot State Park on Long Island

Behind the LI trees killed by the southern pine beetle


It’s a lovely brook. The current is strong and the water gurgles as it rushes under a footbridge. Canada geese honk in the distance. A hiking trail parallels the brook, lined with trees on both banks.
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SCA Founder Remembers Roots of Conservation

Burlington Free Press

It began as a last-ditch proposal for a senior college thesis.

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Padre Island National Seashore float at recent Mardi Gras parade

Find a Treasure at Padre Island National Seashore

Corpus Christi Caller Times
“I didn’t know we had a national park here!”
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Statement by SCA CEO Jaime Berman Matyas

Matyas Statement on Sec. Jewell Order re: Barriers

The Student Conservation Association is encouraged by Secretary Jewell’s leadership to reduce the barriers between connecting America’s young people and our public lands. As the national leader in youth conservation, SCA knows that nature provides young people with essential physical and...Read more

SCA Founder Liz Putnam presented the Robert Marshall Award from the Wilderness Society

SCA Founding President Liz Putnam Presented with The Wilderness Society’s Robert Marshall Award

(WASHINGTON, DC) February 24, 2016 – Elizabeth Cushman Titus Putnam, who in 1957 founded the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and sparked the American youth conservation movement, tonight received The Wilderness Society’s Robert Marshall Award at a ceremony in Washington, DC.

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