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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

Students Spend Spring Break Planting Career Seeds

WASHINGTON, DC (March 3, 2014) – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) announced today that 122 under-represented students from 28 states as well as Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. will attend NPS Academy, a workforce diversity initiative conducted in partnership with the...Read more

An expert’s Top 10 Seattle park walks

The Seattle Times
Chukundi Salisbury has arguably walked on more park trails in Seattle than anyone in the last two decades. As Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Trails Coordinator, he has walked most of the 120 miles of trails in Seattle parks — often dozens if not hundreds of times, treading over the same paths...Read more

Student Conservation Association, Southwest Airlines Team up once again to SUPPORT environmental stewardship

(WASHINGTON, DC) Feb. 5, 2014 —- The Student Conservation Association (SCA) and Southwest Airlines today announced their work together is “nonstop and gaining altitude.” SCA, the national leader in youth service and stewardship, and Southwest, the Official Airline of SCA, have renewed...Read more

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