The Desert Restoration Corps is one of the SCA’s most challenging programs. Small crews live and work in extremely remote locations and quickly become a tight-knit community.
Our SCA Sea Turtle Recovery Interns are responsible for assisting National Park Service staff in saving the critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle species from extinction.
With generous support from Comic Relief US, the SCA launched its first Black Women’s Conservation Crew for young adults in Atlanta this summer. This crew of 12 is a safe space for women of color to learn, grow, gain new technical skills and explore careers in environmental conservation.
The Student Conservation Association is the largest provider of hands-on environmental conservation programs for youth and young adults.
65+ years of success in the field
Thousands of SCA participants performing 1M hours of service on public lands annually
Participants represent all skill sets, academic interests, cultures and backgrounds
Deepen relationships with the communities we serve
“The SCA has built my confidence, particularly as a woman who never saw myself on an equal playing field physically. I have the SCA to thank for opening my eyes to how capable I am.”
“There are no words for me to explain this experience. This whole job has changed me. This work matters because it’s our responsibility to help.”
“This has been one of the greatest times of my young life. Thank you for allowing me to grow and be in this program.”
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