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“Planting the Seeds of Stewardship Conservation Service-Learning”

This workshop highlights the importance of conservation service learning and self-discovery with the goal of inspiring students to have a lifelong stewardship for our environment and communities.

The Student Conservation Association connects youth with the outdoors through the following internships and programs.

Conservation Internships: Each year, SCA places over 2,000 interns in a diverse array of businesses, public land agencies and nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. With a staggering array of conservation, environmental and sustainability-based internships available, find the one that allows you to do the type of work you dream of doing.

Crew Experience: The SCA Crew experience is a must-have for any aspiring conservation leader. Students embark on a summer service expedition to America’s most incredible and irreplaceable parks and forests.

Community Programs: If you are a high school student and you live in one of these communities, SCA’s local programs offer you the chance to do all that and more. As a member of a Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC) you will:

1. Volunteer on weekends throughout the school year in the city where you live.

2. Build trails, restore river and lakefront environments, and conserve habitats.

3. Learn about your environment through field trips, weekend camping excursions, and

4. Give back to your community through service projects.

Summer Community Crews As a six- to seven-week summer Community Crew member, you will:

1. Commute each day to and from a central meeting place where you meet with your leader before heading out to work.

2. Complete trail maintenance and site restoration projects in national, regional, and state parks.

3. Learn about your local environment through field trips led by your Crew Leader.

4. Plan and go on a recreational camping trip where you will learn outdoor skills, and visit local parks.

Conservation Corp: Live and work with like-minded individuals who share a connection to the land and the people who live there. Corps members are usually based on a team experience and are supervised by an on-site SCA staff member.

Field Leaders: Field Leader positions are open to those 21 and older who have strong field experience and a desire to lead, motivate, inspire and guide.


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