More Than Measurement: Changing Lives with SCA

Search Institute

By Kate Hagner, Program Quality Manager, Student Conservation Association

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) has been a partner of Search Institute since 2012, when we embarked on an ambitious, multi-year project to better...Read more

Cape Canaveral National Seashore's Mosquito Bay, where SCA Crews are working

Teens learn conservation at Cape Canaveral National Seashore

Daytona Beach News-Journal

NEW SMYRNA BEACH – With a mission of building the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire stewardship of the environment, 12 teens spent six weeks learning and working at Cape Canaveral National Seashore this summer.

“We’ve partnered with the park to run some...Read more

Hazelwood Play Trail will be first in the city with 10 (very cool) playscapes

Next Pittsburgh

Fred Rogers understood play as a serious teacher of valuable life lessons, calling it “the true work of childhood.”

Science today would concur. Studies in the last decade now tout what educators (and many parents) have always known to be true—that pure, unstructured fun is as...Read more

Hannah Dustin Memorial Site in Boscawen NH, where SCA members are cleaning brush

Group works to clean up brush at Hannah Dustin Memorial site

Concord Monitor

Trevor Nelson stood on the Hannah Dustin Memorial site island Thursday morning and looked through the trees lining the island, out to the Merrimack River near its convergence with the Contoocook River. The view from this location – a historic site that has become overgrown – is greatly improved...Read more

Search Institute: SCA Impact on Youth

SCA Experience Fuel Continuous Growth in High School Crew Participants

(ARLINGTON, VA) August 6 – The Student Conservation Association (SCA), the national leader in youth service and stewardship, today revealed that new research shows...Read more

Park Ranger and SCA Alum Millie Jimenez with her colleagues

Park Ranger Millie Jimenez Can Help You Plan Your Next Summer Getaway


As summer winds down, take a weekend to explore some of the hidden gems right outside your backyard. No need to travel abroad to get a taste of the true majesty of nature: America’s National Parks offer some of the best landscapes and outdoor adventures in the world.

In honor...Read more

SCA Invasive plant removal interns ponder the enormity of their task at Kenai Fjords National Park

A Day in the Life at Kenai Fjords NP

Seward City News

I wake up every day and walk outside into a postcard. Kenai Fjords National Park is one of the most spectacular natural places I have ever seen.

I graduated in December from San Diego State University and I was positive that an intern position through the Student Conservation...Read more

Coyote and feral horses at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota where SCA Interns are working

Stepping outside for a career

The Dickenson Press

MEDORA — When asked why university-aged interns at Theodore Roosevelt National Park packed their possessions and came to North Dakota for the summer, most said the decision was a “first step” towards a career in the outdoors.

Chief of Interpretation Eileen Andes said the park...Read more

Brighton Heights volunteers, students dig gardening

Northside Chronicle

Brighton Heights is receiving a facelift thanks to the Student Conservation Association (SCA) in partnership with the Bright Heights Citizens Federation (BHCF).

The gardens at the California and Termon Avenues corridor as well as the greenspace along Brighton Heights Boulevard have...Read more

Youth to map, restore trails: Measure A money to fund conservation efforts

The Daily Journal

High school students will restore and survey park trails in the coming year and use new technology to develop interactive maps of San Mateo County’s parks system.

The Board of Supervisors is set to allocate more than $470,000 in two grants toward the initiative at its Tuesday ...Read more


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