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College Students Plant Career Seeds in National Parks

Knoxville News Sentinel

GATLINBURG — Most of them had never before been to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For some, it was their very first hike. The fog and the hemlock forest reminded< Jimena Diaz of her hometown of Seattle, Wash.  A student at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, Diaz hopes to fi...Read more

SCA Earth Day 2013 Oakland CA

SCA to Mobilize 2,000 + Students in Earth Day Projects Nationwide

WASHINGTON D.C.April 10, 2014—The Student Conservation Association (SCA) will commemorate the 44th anniversary of Earth Day by activating more than 2,000 young volunteers for service projects in 14 cities across the nation. Throughout the month of...Read more

A Q&A with Artist Nina Palomba

Nina Palomba has a website full of her doodles and creations. But for her latest project, she worked on a much grander scale. The Wyoming native, who graduated from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2013, was...Read more

Painting a New Portrait of of Urban Renewal in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL (April 10, 2014) – Student volunteers will create new play areas at a Chicago park while a renowned street artist creates a colorful mural at a local school during an Alternative Spring Break (ASB) project on April 12 conducted by the Student Conservation Association...Read more

Volunteering provides a special experience in national parks

High Country News

Big Bend National Park, Texas

The Rio Grande is slow and muddy along the Mexican border, at the base of Santa Elena Canyon, on a sunny November day. My roommate, Alex Brachman –– like me, a fresh-out-of-college intern volunteering in Big Bend National Park –– skips...Read more

Hire Education

National Parks Conservation Association

On a snowy March afternoon in Seward, Alaska, I lead a dozen teenagers in a writing exercise. Weʼve filled a whiteboard with “Jobs You Could Have for the NPSˮ (ranger and scientist top the list), and now the students are huddled up imagining a career for themselves. Two boys lie on the...Read more

Making a Difference Through Hard Work

National Parks Traveler

Editor’s note: The Student Conservation Association exists to help nurture and immerse today’s younger generations in places such as national parks and national forests. Eli Livezey discovered that working in the field...Read more

AEO and SCA Combine Art and Conservation

Top Street Artists and Hundreds of College Student Volunteers to Transform Parks in San Francisco, New Orleans, Chicago and Pittsburgh in Alternative Spring Breaks

WASHINGTON, DC (March 19, 2014) – World renowned graffiti artists will join forces with...Read more

English Ivy. Credit: Holy Outlow

Nature lovers: Trim ivy and mulch the Brooklyn Greenway this Sunday

The Brooklyn Eagle

Want to work in the sun with conservation-minded folks and beautify the Brooklyn Greenway this Sunday?

Volunteers of all ages are welcome to join the...Read more

Dale Penny on President Obama's Public Lands Budget

The Student Conservation Association salutes President Obama for advancing a federal budget that responsibly provides for some of America’s most iconic and irreplaceable assets: our public lands.

The President’s spending proposal, which includes more than $50 million for youth...Read more

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