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Trail wisdomTrail Wisdom Earned the Hard Way

Three months in the backcountry with SCA’s Alaska Corps taught Sammy Pressman many things, including “When there are more days of rain than sunshine during a trail-building hitch, sometimes, to stay cheerful, you just have to embrace the mud.”


MacroinvertebratesMacroinvertebrates: Just as Fun as Our Fuzzier Friends

As an SCA Environmental Educator at Bear River National Wildlife Refuge, Alyssa Stegmaier helped 4th graders understand a complex ecosystem by having them catch, identify, and even grow to love tiny macroinvertebrates.


TurtleFrom Turtle Intern to Turtle Professional

Diana Gu arrived at Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge as an SCA intern hoping to learn the skills necessary for a wildlife biology career. 7 months in, she was offered a full time job with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.



BearsReal Bears of Katmai National Park

At the height of Alaska’s salmon season, grizzly bears gather at Brooks Falls by the dozen, fighting for the best fishing spots, inhaling nearly 135,000 calories a day, and unwittingly putting on a show for human observers like SCA’s David Kopshever.